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Things to do during "cabin time" in Silver Lake
Cabins, cottages, lodges and homes for rent in Silver Lake, Michigan. Enjoy a scenic setting surrounded by unique indoor and outdoor attractions. These privately-owned vacation homes are settled in a land of clear lakes, sand beaches, picturesque lighthouses and beautiful rock formations — not to mention a rich regional history.
These book-direct cabins are an easy day trip away from Silver Lake State Park — a 3,000-acre wilderness playground that runs along the shore of Lake Michigan. Much of the park is composed of sparkling sugar-sand dunes, where children and adults alike can play on the peaks. Visitors can hike to the top for a great vacation workout, and run or ride down on sandboards. Boards are available at various sporting outfitters working out of the nearby towns. You can also explore the park with the Mac Wood’s Dune Rides tour company, or search the sands for fulgurites — unique formations created by lightning strikes.
If sand and exertion isn’t your bag, the Silver Lake area of western Michigan has plenty of options for relaxing days on the water. Clean, sandy beaches line the coast of Lake Michigan, along with public boat launches and docks, scenic picnic outlooks, and historic lighthouses. Lake Michigan is open to all kinds of water sports, from swimming and bodysurfing to kayaking, paddleboards, motorboats and waterskiing — not to mention the fishing.
Vacationers spending their well-earned down time on Lake Michigan can orchestrate their own trips on personal watercraft or take their pick from a number of local charter fishing boats. Popular game fish include salmon and lake trout. You can also spend an afternoon viewing the famous Michigan lighthouses — some of which you can walk around and even climb to the top, such as the Little Sable Lighthouse, built in 1874. The lighthouse charges a small admission fee and offers spectacular views of the lake and shoreline park.
Water-based recreation can be found on smaller lakes in the area as well, such as Hart Lake or Silver Lake. Both of these have public boat launches and ramps, with rental options for canoes, kayaks, tubes and rafts.
Silver Lake, Michigan cabins also have access to some faster-paced attractions, such as bumper boats, go-karts and ziplines at Craig’s Cruisers, or basketball, ping-pong and volleyball at its neighbor, Silver Lake Jellystone Park.
Other popular attractions near Silver Lake, MI, include local festivals — such as Tunes, Brews and Dunes in early June, or Thunder over the Dunes for Independence Day — or doing a fall color tour along the Hart-Montague Rail Trail. This trail and others are perfect for taking in the brisk autumn air during a scenic group hike or bike trip. The historic downtown area of Silver Lake is also a fun day trip, with unique gift shops, delicious dining, and the Oceana County Transportation Museum.
Make sure you talk to rental owners about the many Silver Lake, MI seasonal events and day trips. At RentMichiganCabins.com you compare rentals and Silver Lake State Park area lodging here, then book directly with the owners or property managers to avoid those middleman booking website fees.