Activities and More To Enjoy In Silver Lake, Michigan
A favorite thing for us to do in the area is visiting my favorite bakery Cherry Point. You have never had a great cherry pie until you have had one of theirs. They make the best homemade cherry pies and cherry anything you will ever taste. They also have an herb garden that is so cool. It is circular with all different types of herbs. They also have gathering like Fish Boils, where everyone in the community get together and chit-chat about the day or weeks events. I went to my first one this year and it was very informative and enjoyable with a great atmosphere.
My family’s personal favorite ice cream place is called the Whippy Dip located next to Mac Woods Dune Rides. This is an awesome place and always packed with people because it is so good and has delicious ice cream with a lot of varieties to choose from as well. I love the Butter Pecan and Peanut Butter ice cream.
When visiting Silver Lake you'll also find two great restaurants in town to enjoy if you not in the mood to cook and want to relax and let someone else do the cooking and cleaning up after dinner. There are also a lot of shopping boutiques, eateries and yummy ice cream shops to enjoy as well.
And the best of the best things to do while visiting Michigan’s western shoreline, particularly in my favorite town of Silver Lake is going to the beach. The beach just a few miles west of town is stunningly beautiful. No words in my vocabulary can explain its pure beauty.
And this particular beach has one of the oldest and the tallest lighthouse with the name Little Sable Point, which my family calls The Old Man. This lighthouse still to this day guides the ships and sailors through inclement weather and through the waters of Lake Michigan so they stay safe and don’t come into shore to close and warns them to go into deeper water. This point in Lake Michigan is the shortest distance across of only 60 miles. Oh yah, while beaching it for the day, don’t forget the suntan lotion.
If you are a newcomer to Silver Lake and came with my family, you might want to hold onto your hat and hair because we are noted for taking you for a ride on the Mac Woods Dune Scooter. These dune scooters are so much fun with going up and down the huge dunes, particularly Razor Back and then get a splash of cold water from Lake Michigan; it is nothing but pure fun. It has also been a family tradition for over 50 years. Just remember dune hair do’s come with the ride.
Fishing is also a fun recreation this area is noted for with great bass and perch and salmon fishing when in season. I have caught some nice size fish out the lakes in the area. And cooking fresh caught fish over an open fire is the best of the best in cooking dinner in the outdoors.
Michigan is by far one of the most beautiful states of the 50 states. And is a place where you can create a life time of some of the most memorable moments and the absolute best in memories to cherish for a lifetime.
By Judy Worley
To find more activities, events, attractions, and to plan your escape to the Silver Lake visit the Silver Lake Area Chamber of Commerce at www.thinkdunes.com or call 1-800-870-9786.