Building Machines and Memories

766 days ago 2 min read
The first time I had ever been out on Silver Lake Sand Dunes was when I was eight months old. My parents would bring me in their own vehicle on the off-road vehicle (ORV) portion of the dunes. My Mac Woods Dune Ride was so different than my other sand dunes experience because I got ... Read More

Farm Market to Winemaker

783 days ago 2 min read
Whether you are looking to do a little wine shopping during the day or spending quality time with friends at night, The Fox Barn Winery has everything you need for a good time in the Silver Lake area. Located just a mile and a half from the Silver Lake Sand Dunes, Fox Barn has a ... Read More

More than a sliver of Silver Lake

796 days ago 2 min read
Most “Mitten Lovers” fill with pride when they look at our great state. So many of us stick with it through the ups and downs, and the long summer days are worth the wait. And as for the tourists, they know just when to come to experience a great Summer.  Of course, our beach towns ... Read More

Rainy Day…Yay!

1878 days ago 1 min read
Rain…That nasty four letter word that can have the power to ruin a family vacation.   Or can it?  Rainy days are actually some of my favorite because they force our family to step back, restart and refocus.   We have to actually THINK and PLAN what we want to do instead of just doing ... Read More

A Picture is Worth…Everything.

1891 days ago Less than a min read
In the age of selfie’s, there is no excuse not to capture ALL of life’s big and small moments.  There are apps that allow you to alter your photo’s like a pro, and websites that allow you to make beautiful books, calendars, mugs, keychains, and huge canvas prints.  The pressure to take the “perfect” picture ... Read More

C’mon Baby…Light That Fire!

1902 days ago 1 min read
No doubt about it, one of the most frustrating things about camping can be having that perfect campfire.   Sometimes it doesn’t matter if you bring your own wood, have formed the most perfect wood pyramid, and have your lucky lighter in hand, fire still refuses to appear.   The kids are whining that they ... Read More

Live Like a Local…

1993 days ago 2 min read
Whenever you travel, you can either go to all of the tourist places or live like the locals.  Don’t get us wrong.   See the tourist attractions….there is a reason they are so popular.  Everyone loves them, it’s what the area is known for, and it’s fun.  When you come to Silver Lake, the essential ... Read More

A Fall Camping Event

2259 days ago 1 min read
Fall Camping, Family Photos, & Fun Events… All in a two day camping trip?? Tell me more!! The most beautiful time of year in West Michigan. Color tours on country roads. Family pictures in orchards bursting with apples. Fun events fill the calendar. What if there was a place where you could do all of ... Read More

Getting What You Want…It’s Easier Than You Think.

2363 days ago 2 min read
Getting What You Want…It’s Easier Than You Think. I have taken reservations for guests at our campground for 10 years, and the amount of guests I have spoken with numbers in the thousands.  Guests run the gamut from knowing exactly what they want to having no idea.  If you have very specific ideas about your ... Read More

Are You Dune Ready?

2370 days ago 2 min read
How you access the Silver Lake sand box has changed in the course of the last year, and we wanted to be sure to keep you in the loop!   In the past, riders needed a voucher for a Saturday or Sunday access; now, DUNE READY vouchers are no longer needed at any time.   ... Read More