Things to do in Silver Lake, Michigan

When you're looking for Silver Lake activities, there are so many options close to Silver Sands Resort! Whether you're looking for activities for the family or activities for couples in Silver lake, there are plenty of choices. 

Area Attractions

Did you know the Silver Lake State Park covers over 3,000 acres on the coast of Lake Michigan? That's a lot of room to play! The Silver Lake Sand Dunes are some of the only dunes east of Utah that you are allowed to drive on, so take full advantage of the buggy rentals from Silver Lake Buggy Rentals. The Silver Lake Sand Dunes are also exciting to experience on foot or by sandboard (like a snowboard). Just a half-hour south of Mears is fun for the whole family: Michigan's Adventure amusement park. Learn more about the activities Silver Lake/Mears has to offer and if you're ready to book your stay at our Silver Lake Sand Dunes resort, contact us today!

Lake Michigan Beaches

There are so many opportunities close to our Silver Lake cottage rentals to enjoy the beaches and water. Swimming, fishing, and building sandcastles are just some of the activities to enjoy in the area. Lake Michigan is a great body of water for larger lake activities like boating, but you may also enjoy the smaller and warmer Silver Lake, an inland lake right across from Lake Michigan. Some other activities you’ll love to partake in on the water are kayaking, paddle boarding, and boating!

Another adventurous activity you’re sure to love is climbing a lighthouse! The Little Sable Point Lighthouse is a perfect place to spend the afternoon exploring. For a small fee, you can even climb the lighthouse’s tower. Bring a jacket and stay for the evening sunset for a Western Michigan treat that can’t be beaten.

Within Walking Distance of our Silver Lake Cottage Rentals

A great part of staying at Silver Sands Resort is there are many Silver Lake activities that are within walking distance to the resort! Things to do in Silver Lake, Michigan are plenty, but why not start close to where you're staying?

Craig's Cruisers Silver Lake

Craig's Cruisers Family Fun Center

Enjoy a day of family fun at Craig's Cruisers Silver Lake. They have a variety of activities from mini golf to go-carts, to bumper cars!


Silver Lake Buggy RentalSilver Lake Buggy Rentals 

Silver Lake Buggy Rentals offers buggies, ATVs, and more so you can enjoy your day out on Silver Lake Sand Dunes!​      




One of the best parts of vacation is the food! There are plenty of restaurants close to our Silver Sands cottages. When you're planning things to do near Mear, don't forget to plan for the best food!

Bakery & Ice Cream

After a day of finding fun things to do in Silver Lake, Michigan, enjoy a sweet treat. 

Boat Rental (Pontoon, Wave Runners, Paddle Boats, Canoes, etc.)

If you're looking for Silver Lake activities, why not get out on the water? A boat rental is a fun thing to do in Silver Lake Michigan!

Stores & Gift Shops

Take the day and do some shopping for a fun Silver Lake activity. 

Gas Stations

Fuel up before your Silver Lake activities at a conveniently located gas station. 

  • BP
  • Cargo Food & Fuel
  • Mobil


For the golf enthusiast, there are plenty of things to do near Mears! Some of the golf courses in Mears include:

Golden Sands Golf Course 

Golden Sands Golf Course is just a 5-minute drive from Silver Sands Resort.

The Colonial

12 minutes east of the resort lies The Colonial golf course. With 27 holes, you're sure to have a blast. 

Oceana Country Club

This par-73 course is just 15 minutes from the resort, perfect for a morning of golf. 

Other Area Attractions​ close to our Silver Lake Cabin Rentals

The Silver Lake Sand Dunes State Park is one of the most popular things to do near Mears, but there are plenty of other options. Silver Lake is right along Lake Michigan on the west side of the state. Because of its proximity to the water, there are so many Silver Lake activities to explore!

If you're looking for things to do near Mears, some of our favorites include:

Michigan's Adventure

Take the family on a day trip to Michigan's Adventure amusement and water park!

Mac Woods Dune Scooters 

Enjoy exploring the dunes on scooters—an activity the whole family will love! Just a 3-minute drive from Silver Sands Resort.

Little Sable Point Lighthouse 

The Little Sable Point Lighthouse makes a great afternoon activity. For a small fee, you can even climb the lighthouse. Stay for the sunset for breathtaking photos. Just a 10-minute drive from Silver Sands Resort

Stony Lake Stables 

Stony Lake Stables offers family-friendly horseback riding within a 20-minute drive from Silver Sands Resort.

Country Dairy Tours

Take a tour of Country Dairy to see their farm-to-table process.