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Mac Wood's Dune Rides

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Address: 629 N 18th Ave, Silver Lake, Mears, MI 49436-9666
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We offer a 40 minute tour of the Silver Lake Sand Dunes. We have a vehicle...

We offer a 40 minute tour of the Silver Lake Sand Dunes. We have a vehicle that holds about 20 people that goes on a seven mile trail in the dunes. We stop at Lake Michigan or Silver Lake for a few minutes for pictures and to enjoy the view.

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Mac Wood's Dune Rides are the best way to experience the Silver Lake Sand Dunes and are "A Must Do" for anyone of any age! From toddlers to centenarians, it is FUN, entertaining... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2017
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Mac Wood's Dune Rides are the best way to experience the Silver Lake Sand Dunes and are "A Must Do" for anyone of any age! From toddlers to centenarians, it is FUN, entertaining and educational! It is an old fashioned family-owned business that treats everyone who comes to SLSD with appreciation and respect. The season is short in Michigan and... More 

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Columbiaville, Michigan, United States
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85 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We went on a dune ride and it was the most exhilarating fun we had as family. Our guide was great and showed us a lot of things on the way. We stopped a couple of times in order to take pictures. 45 minutes of pure joy!

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1 Thank WorldTravelerP
Lake Orion, Michigan
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28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Must do when visiting the silver lake sand dunes. Drivers were fun and knowledgeable. Speed and scenery on the dunes was exiting and great. Our 9 and 4 year old loved it!!!

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1 Thank hammers1856
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31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Awesome dune rides overlooking Silver lake. The drivers have a great sense of humor and the dune ride is awesome. Zooming up and down the big dunes and fish tailing around the corners was a thrill for the adults as well as the children. Scenic views of Silver lake and lake Michigan. The driver will stop along lake Michigan for... More 

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3 Thank rad one
Mears, MI & Palmetto, FL
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

About a 45 min trip with stops along the way to inform you about the dunes and the history. There is a stop on the Lake Michigan beach for pictures. Well worth you time. I have been on this ride dozens of times over the past 60 years and it is still a fun trip.

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Toronto
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58 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

A must do if you are in the area. The tour guide is very knowledgeable and the ride was a lot of fun for the entire family. The price is reasonable, considering the value that you receive. There is also an option to take your own vehicle on the dunes, if you have a capable vehicle. If not, take this... More 

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Oregon
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97 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Exciting dune ride with an experienced driver, (Bob). He was fun and entertaining as well. Buggy held around 20 people and the ride was just long enough to be fun. No sand in our eyes this day.

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1 Thank NenaOregon
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31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We began our visit to the whole area with a trip to Mac Wood's Dune Rides. THIS IS A MUST FOR ANYONE TRAVELING TO THE AREA! A great opportunity to see a unique and natural setting...fun in the sand...and you are dropped off right on the beach for pictures. Our driver was fun and full of interesting information. We give... More 

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Beverly Hills, Michigan
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71 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

What is a trip to Silver Lake without a ride through the dunes. We had a great time. Our guide was both fun and knowledgable. It is worth the money.

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Mansfield, Ohio
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61 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

This is a nice tour that takes you through a part of the dunes that is not accessible through the state park side. The ride is fun and it's a decent length and the views are incredible. Definitely worth checking out. We take this tour every year we go. It never gets old.

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