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Things to do during "cabin time" in Mears
Stop! You just found the lowest rental rate of Mears MI cottages near Silver Lake Sand Dunes. The biggest attraction drawing vacationers to the picturesque cabins and waterfront cottages in Mears, Michigan, is the Silver Lake Sand Dunes. The Dunes are a unique western Michigan feature that draw adventurers of all kinds, especially during the warmer months.
Silver Lake State Park encompasses nearly 3,000 acres of scenic shoreline on Lake Michigan, and includes a four-mile-long public beach, the inland Silver Lake, miles of nature trails, and of course the sugar-sand dunes.
Visitors to the Dunes can enjoy the stunning views while making the trek on foot, or take a cruise in an ORV across the 450-acre off-roading area. Michigan vacationers are welcome to bring their own recreation vehicles, or take advantage of equipment rentals in the area. You can also find local guides such as Mac Wood’s Dune Rides to take you around in their signature buggies and show you the sights.
The beaches along Lake Michigan are beautiful, with clear blue water and excellent fishing. Silver Lake State Park offers access to public boat launches, as well as water toy rentals. Load up your fishing boat, or brave the waves in a kayak or stand-up paddle board. And hey, if boarding is your thing, why not climb the dunes and try your hand at sand-surfing?
For those interested in the regional history, Silver Lake State Park is also the site of the Little Sable Lighthouse. Built in 1874, this 107-foot tower charges a low admission fee for visitors to climb to the top and enjoy the bird’s-eye view of the lake and grounds.
Our history buffs will also be interested in the Oceana County Transportation Museum in Mears, that tells the story of everything from horse-drawn transit to dune buggies to trains. The museum is set amongst a number of historic buildings and shop fronts in downtown Mears.
While the picnics are most pleasant in the summer, Mears, MI, is by no means a one-season destination. Between the lush forests, rich farmlands, natural waterfalls, freshwater lakes and unique rock formations, this area is a photographer’s paradise year-round.
The trails are also maintained throughout the year, offering an open road for hikers and bikers, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, and even ATVs and snowmobiles. You’ll love the seasonal wildflowers, stunning fall color, and even the sparkling winter snowfalls that bless this Michigan city.
Cabins, cottages, lodges and vacation homes in Mears, Michigan, have easy access to local shopping and dining, guided tours, charter trout and salmon fishing boats on Lake Michigan, and even seasonal beach yoga classes! Contact your property owner or local manager for more information.
Make sure you talk to rental owners about the many Mears seasonal events and day trips. Compare area rentals and Silver Lake Sand Dunes lodging here, then book with the owners or local managers to avoid middleman travel site service fees.