Monday, August 15, 2011
Silver Lake Sand Dunes
Sun, sand, surf. What's not to like? Silver Lake Sand Dunes has been one of our favorite summer getaways for over a decade now. Located between Muskegan and Ludington on the shores of Lake Michigan, it is a mecca for those who love to challenge the sand dunes on a dirtbike, atv or 4-wheel drive. Or fish. Or stroll the beach. Or go for a refreshing dip in Lake Michigan or Silver Lake. You get the idea. For summer fun, this is the place to go.
Even though Silver Lake is known primarily as a place for hitting the sand with dune buggies and such. If you do not have an ATV, don't let that stop you. You can either pack a cooler and bring an umbrella and stroll the dunes and take time out and relax on the beach. Or there are several places in town to rent jeeps or to sign up for a tour. Places like this...
And if you need souvenirs, look for shops such as this one....
This motley crew was itching to see if they could make it up "test hill". It is the tallest dune in the park and those with nerves of steel and no common sense make this climb. If you go to YouTube you will find dozens of videos of people making this attempt.
In the next few days, I'll be sharing more pictures of the beach and camping stories. :-)
Thanks for looking in!:-)