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Why Silver Lake Sand Dunes is the Best Choice for Your Next Vacation

Ready for your next vacation? A trip to the beach is the perfect getaway for Michiganders and there is no better beach than the sand at Silver Lake Sand Dunes. This west Michigan wonder offers a vacation like no other. Experience the towering sugar—sand dunes by foot, board, or vehicle. These dunes are a place unlike any other travel destination in Michigan —formed more than a million years ago, the dunes are one of Michigan’s largest living sand dune deposits and the one of the only dunes east of Utah that you are allowed to drive on.  

What makes Silver Lake Sand Dunes the best vacation spot is the variety of activities. Tired of walking along acres of pure golden sand? Yeah—like you could ever get sick of that, but if you do there are tons of more things to do! Swim or paddle in the pure Michigan waters of Lake Michigan or beautiful Silver Lake. Explore the Little Sable Point Lighthouse or shop the streets of Mears

It's time for you to experience the Silver Lake Sand Dunes for yourself. Come stay with us at Silver Sands Resort and have a vacation of a lifetime in West Michigan! 

4 Reasons to Visit West Michigan in the Summer 

West Michigan is home to remarkable areas and attractions. No matter where you go, there’s endless activities and opportunities to experience. There are millions of reasons to visit West Michigan in the summer, but to make things simple for you we shortened our list to four. 

  1. Breathtaking Landscapes — Western Michigan has miles of pristine Lake Michigan shorelines and beautiful sparkling lakes to experience. Perfect for tanning, swimming, boating, fishing, paddling, and much more in summer. 
  2. Outdoor Recreation— Western Michigan has hundreds of miles of biking, hiking, and recreation trails. Experience the outdoors on whatever transportation you desire—foot, bike, or wheel and whatever terrain you desire—sand, rock, or water. 
  3. Local Food & Drink — You will never go hungry or thirsty in Western Michigan. Local restaurants, breweries, and wineries are everywhere!
  4. Historic Downtowns & Shopping — Western Michigan isn’t all outdoors. There are tons of historic towns, museums, amusement parks, and shops to entertain you on rainy or sunny days! 

Ready to visit Western Michigan this summer? Experience it all at the beautiful Silver Sands Resort. The best part of staying at Silver Sands Resort is that there are so many attractions and activities within walking distance. Book your summer stay now!  

Best Things To Do With the Entire Family in West Michigan

Looking to plan a trip that is fun for the entire family? Come visit West Michigan! There are tons of family activities happening this summer in Silver Lake and Mears, Michigan! 

Visit the Silver Lake Sand Dunes. As we have mentioned above the Silver Lake Sand Dunes are the best place to vacation for several reasons, and one reason is the numerous family activities. Spark your child’s curiosity and wonder through exploring the towering sugar-sand dunes. These one-of-a-kind natural wonders are unforgettable and offer an experience of a lifetime. You can walk, ride, play, or board along them.  

Visit West Michigan’s Sugar Sand Beaches. West Michigan offers miles of beautiful sand beaches that can offer a full day of family fun! Enjoy activities like swimming, paddling, sunbathing, and more! 

Looking for a ride? Head over to Craig's Cruisers for a day full of go karts, zip lining, roller coasters, a drop tower, and mini golf! An advernture park filled with amusement for the entire family! 

Interact with Unique Animals at the Lewis Adventure Farm & Zoo! Kids and adults will both love the unique animal encounters, fun farm attractions, and the petting zoo at Lewis Farms! Laugh and learn as a family about over 35 species of animals, including camels, prairie dogs, lemurs, and more! 

Don’t worry if the weather isn’t playing nice, you can fill you day with a trip to the children’s museum or take in a movie at one of the theaters. 

Rain or shine there is no shortage of activities for you whole family to enjoy in Silver Lake! The Silver Lake Resort is the best place for your whole family to stay in West Michigan! Our family friendly resort offers spacious affordable lodging! Book your stay now! 

Water Activities in West Michigan 

Outdoor recreation and visiting the beautiful beaches along Michigan both ranked as the best things to do in West Michigan and for good reason. Water activities are a great way to beat the heat and splash around with your partner, family, or friends. Wondering what specific water activities West Michigan has to offer? Check out our list of water activities below. 


Swimming in Lake Michigan or Silver Lake is the perfect way to cool down on a hot summer's day! Lake Michigan is known for its clean and crystal-clear waters making it a popular lake for swimmers. Whether it’s a quick dip to cool down, a float on an inflatable tube, or a longer swim around the shoreline, you’ll leave the water feeling clean and refreshed. The major plus side of swimming in Lakes in Michigan— you don’t have to worry about sharks! 

Kayaking & Paddle Boarding 

A paddle through the waters of Lake Michigan is the coolest way to see the unique land formation of Michigan. Michigan shorelines are known for their cool rock and sand formations. See the Silver Lake Sand Dunes from a different perspective aboard a kayak or if you have great balancing skills a paddle board. Paddling is a great form of exercise and by gliding atop the water’s surface you have a higher chance of spotting fish or sunken mysteries and treasures. If Lake Michigan is too big or wavy for your liking, tone it down by paddling across smaller Silver Lake. This just as clear lake offers the ease of paddling without the challenges of larger Lake Michigan Don’t worry if you don’t have your own kayak or paddle board, you can rent one for an hour or the whole day at Wave Club Water Sports

Boating or Jet Skiing 

Another great water activity on Lake Michigan or Silver Lake is boating or jet skiing. A cruise on a pontoon, a wild adventure on a speed boat or jet ski, or the catch of the day on a fishing boat are all perfect ways to experience West Michigan. Wave Club Water Sports offers sailboat, pontoon, wave runner, or ski boat rentals on Silver Lake. Silver Lake is a great lake for boating because of its perfect size. The water tends to stay calm and can offer whatever experience you desire.