Visitors call the Silver Lake Sand Dunes Area “The Paradise of the Midwest,” and Travel & Leisure magazine boasts that it’s “One of America’s Best Little Beach Towns,” for its towering, 2,000 acres of sand mountains and its sparkling shoreline along 690-acre Silver Lake. It’s just made for a family vacation and its only a short ride from Chicago, Detroit, Traverse City and the Mackinac Bridge. You can climb to the top of the dunes, or ride up in a dune buggy! Enjoy swimming, boating, fishing, camping, and hiking and biking along tree-lined trails. Enjoy cozy accommodations, stroll through charming villages and towns with great restaurants and shopping, and take in the National Asparagus Festival and the annual Apple & BBQ Cook-Off.