The Area

Silver Lake Sand Dunes - Hart, Michigan

Just a short drive down U.S. 31 are the Silver Lake Sand Dunes, an outdoor enthusiast's dream. From windswept natural terrain to thrilling dune rides, the Silver Lake Sand Dunes are a can't miss destination.

About the Dunes

The Silver Lake Sand Dunes are a natural phenomenon that attracts more than a million visitors each year and features large windswept natural areas and mammoth dune formations.

Nestled between the shores of Lake Michigan and beautiful Silver Lake, sand, sun, and fun await!

Three Distinct Areas

The magnificent Silver Lake Sand Dunes are divided into three distinct sections. The northern area is reserved for off-road vehicles where you can test your vehicle and your sand driving skills. Whether you rent or take your own vehicle, this is a thrill you’ve yet to experience and one of the only places in America where you can drive on natural sand dunes.

The center region is for hiking, walking, or simply enjoying the beaches of Lake Michigan and Silver Lake. 

The southern end is home to Mac Woods Dune Rides, which has been in continuous operation for over 80 years.  The dune rides allow visitors an up close look at the natural topography on a 40 minute, 7 mile tour of the Silver Lake Sand Dunes.