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Mac Wood's Dune Rides

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Address: 629 N 18th Ave, Silver Lake, Mears, MI 49436-9666
Phone Number: +1 231-873-2817
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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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Fun on the sand

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!!!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Lake Orion, Michigan
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Lake Orion, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Mears, MI & Palmetto, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We decided being novices and not having the proper vehicle to attempt the dunes on our own to give Mac Wood's a chance and were pleasantly surprised. We arrived at 1:00pm on Labor Day (A record day for them we heard) and were able to get in and on the ride within an hour. The vehicle was very easy to... More 

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Mason, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I have been on a few due rides and this one was great! The ride itself was fun and entertaining, even a nice little stop at Lake Michigan. Fun stories and the history of the dunes itself. A good time/ride for all. The gift shop has lots of variety and the bathrooms are clean. A nice covered are for the... More 

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