You’ll find plenty to do in the local area. In addition to the attractions listed below, you may also want to visit Ludington State Park, Silver Lake Sand Dunes (April 1-October 31), Hart-Montague Rail Trail State Park (all year) and the Oceana County Fair (during the third week of August). Lake Michigan’s Circle Tour Route; SS Badger and Lake Express ferry services are nearby.
Mac Wood's Dune Rides
Silver Lake Sand Dunes, located between Lake Michigan and Silver Lake, cover an area 3.5 miles long and 1.5 miles wide, some 2,000 acres of Michigan’s most unique and beautiful dunes. At Mac Wood’s you can enjoy them firsthand, riding with a driver who understands the history and environment of these constantly changing sand mountains.
Stony Lake Stables
Come Ride with us, no experience necessary! At Stony Lake Stables, gentle, well-trained horses and experienced wranglers work hard to provide an enjoyable experience for each and every guest. On this horseback ride, travel along beautiful shaded trails and have an opportunity to see whitetail deer and other wildlife. There are limited opportunities to trot and/or canter based on the ability of the LEAST experienced rider in your group. Children ages 1-2 can ride double in the saddle with an adult, ages 3 and up will be on their own horse or pony. Come and experience a bit of the Old West right here in West Michigan!
Lewis Adventure Farm
Lewis Adventure Farm & Zoo is a getaway from everyday life for both the young and young at heart! Super summer fun for visitors to the Great Lakes area. From our unique animal encounters to our 46+ fun farm attractions, our family-friendly activities ensure everyone will have things to do! Our 700 acre farm is family owned and operated, with home grown produce, fruit orchards, a market with gifts and goodies, and a scrumptious bakery. The fun starts in May and continues through our Harvest Festival (with pumpkins and corn maze) in October!
Country Dairy is a family-owned business that has been raising cattle in Michigan since 1907. We’re continuing our commitment to bringing you the best, by being the first dairy in the Midwest to introduce milk produced solely from certified non-GMO fed cows. A brand new “Super Social” is set for Saturday, June 25 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. This full day event replaces the long running “Ice Cream Social” and features an expanded offering of family activities and Christian music. The “Super Social” will be jam-packed with family fun, ice cream, food, merchandise, games and fun.
Come visit Michigan’s largest amusement park and water park. There is so much for the whole family to enjoy all season long! Start the summer today! Purchase Michigan’s Adventure tickets online for the 2023 season and save off the price at the park. Enjoy an entire day of fun and thrills with over 60 rides and attractions, including WildWater Adventure!
Grand View Golf Course
Grand View Golf Course is rated 4 1/2 stars on Golf Advisor and 12th in the state. The course is a par 71 with a unique island green on our signature hole, #8. Grand View is cut through beautiful rolling terrain with breathtaking views on many elevated tees. We offer a driving range, practice green, and picnic facilities for groups. We are open Late March – early November, weather permitting.
Little Sauble Point Lighthouse
The tall conical light was constructed in 1874 to mark a sandy headland on this lightly populated stretch of Lake Michigan’s coast. Little Sauble remains virtually unchanged. Its materials were transported to the site by water. Built of red brick, which was originally whitewashed, the 107 foot tower retains its original third-order lens and the light is still in service. Little Sauble Point is now open for tours.
Cherry Point Farm & Market
Cherry Point Farm is one of the oldest operating farms in Oceana County, Michigan; just a mile from the Lake Michigan shoreline and minutes from the Silver Lake sand dunes. The Bull family began operating the farm in 1949 and soon after opened a fruit market. Join us for a fish boil, a walk in the labyrinth and herb garden, a quick stop to pick up fresh produce for dinner and a cherry strudel or turnovers for breakfast.
The excitement of Silver Lake starts at Parrot’s Landing, with recreational rentals for great family fun on the sand and water. Take on the Silver Lake Sand Dunes in a rugged Jeep Wrangler. If you enjoy the water, ski or tube across the many nearby lakes while being towed by one of our 17′ Open Bow Ski-Boats. For even more action, launch a powerful Jet Ski Wave Runner into the waves of Lake Michigan.
Flip City Disc Golf Course
Flip City is disc golfing’s “Field of Dreams”. Beautiful 35 acre course, created, and maintained by Bill MacKenzie since 1980. Simply amazing. Extreme elevation changes, alternative tees. Course length: 7679 ft-PRO, 5693 ft-AM, and 5211 ft-JR. $3 all day. Sorry NO DOGS, or night golf. Bring bug spray. Port-a-potties on site. Open dawn till 1 1/2 hours before dark. Last group out at 3:30 PM. Closed Wednesday afternoons for league.
Oceana Historical Park Museum Complex
Oceana County Historical & Genealogical Society has the Oceana Historical Park Museum Complex. Admission is free. The park is a set of structures and buildings throughout Hart and Mears in Western Michigan. The main Oceana County Historical Park itself, located in Mears which is about 4 miles from Hart, has the majority of the museums and associated buildings.
Getaway Fishing Charters
With Getaway Fishing Charters you may choose one of our world-class Lake Michigan Charters or one of our action-packed Guided River Trips. Our two boats are state of the art and fully equipped to provide you with an enjoyable fishing adventure, and our two licensed captains—with over 35 years of combined fishing experience—guarantee to provide you with an absolutely unforgetable fishing escapade.
Helping you create tomorrow’s treasures, Quilted Memories Inc. is your stop for all quilting and sewing needs. Featuring over 3,000 bolts of the most up to date fabrics by well-known designers, a large selection of batiks and 108″ wide backing. We also carry a large selection of patterns, Creative Grids rulers and threads; and sponsor events and classes throughout the year. Our spacious and well lighted classroom comfortably holds 24 guests. Call today to reserve a spot for your group to sew!
Muskegon Winter Sports Complex
Don’t wait for snow. Luge in the Summer. Slide down the only wheel luge track in North America! Wheel luge is done on a specially designed track with the same sleds we use on the ice, but with wheels attached. The track is separate from the ice track, and is a great learning tool to introduce participants to the sport year-round! The design of the track, adaptive equipment and surrounding common areas also accommodate persons with disabilities. Despite being shorter and slower than our ice track, it still delivers a lot of fun, with the average run taking approximately 9 seconds while covering 300 feet of track.
Cedar Creek Motorsport Trail
The Cedar Creek Motorsport Trail near Twin Lake is maintained by the USDA Forest Service. This 24-mile, single-track trail winds along flat to rolling terrain. The hilliest section is south of the staging area. The trail parallels Cedar Creek for several miles and has two bridge crossings. The entire trail is marked with orange triangle confidence markers.
Historic White Pine Village
Rediscover small-town Michigan life in the mid 1800’s to mid 1900’s. Historical White Pine Village is a community of over 25 buildings/sites containing thousands of artifacts and archives. The history interpreted includes lumbering, music, farm life, household, health, early education, transportation, sports, maritime, government, and the development of business and industry. Come visit “Where History Lives” – an exciting and educational experience for the entire family.
Port of Ludington Maritime Museum
Great Lakes Naval Memorial & Museum
Tour the most famous surviving submarine of WWII: USS Silversides and 1927 Coast Guard Cutter USCGC McLane. The museum offers temporary exhibits as well as an extensive permanent collection highlighting the role of submarines in World War II, submarine technology and construction. It includes artifacts like torpedoes, depth charges, uniforms and personal effects formerly belonging to soldiers, sailors, pilots and submariners. Visitors will find nautical instruments, including a functioning periscope, and fully accurate paratrooper.
Gold Rush Indoor Waterpark
Double JJ Resort is home to the Gold Rush Indoor Waterpark, 60,000 square feet of pure water park excitement. Soar down Western Michigan’s tallest indoor waterslide or jump on one of our thrill slides, float down the lazy/crazy river, splash in the wave pool, water fort, toddler pool, water basketball, or relax in the hot tubs! So many ways to get wet all year round!
Benona Shores Golf Course
Visit our studio, nestled in the pristine forest along Lake Michigan’s shoreline, to find a family of artists creating hand made, high fire stoneware pottery for both decorative and functional use. Claybanks Pottery opened at the existing New Era, Michigan location on January 1st, 1980. In the early years before the studio was built, the potters traveled to art fairs to sell their pottery. Today, Claybanks Pottery sells the majority of their work from their New Era studio. Customers return each year and are greeted as family as they walk into the door of this amazing studio.
Happy Mohawk Canoe Livery
Happy Mohawk Canoe Livery, in Montague, Michigan, offers canoe, kayak, tube and raft rentals on the White River. Exploring the river is fun for the entire family and creates lasting memories. We provide transportation, paddles and personal flotation devices with all watercraft rentals. All our canoes are 17′ long and spacious enough for gear or pets. River depth ranges between 2 – 4 feet and flows 3 – 5 miles per hour over a sand bottom. Paddlers often see turtles, blue heron, ducks, deer, muskrat, eagles and other wildlife.
Camp Ao-Wa-Kiya and Stony Lake Retreat Center exist together as a Christian youth camp and retreat center for all ages. Located in Shelby, Michigan in beautiful Oceana county. Check out the many exciting youth & children’s camps, ladies retreats, men’s retreats, and group rental opportunities offered on the scenic north shore of West Michigan’s Stony Lake.
Craig’s Cruisers at beautiful Silver Lake Sand Dunes has been providing family fun for over 25 years. Located at the heart of Silver Lake, near Lake Michigan, next door to Dune Town Mall. A visit to Silver Lake is not complete without the experience of Craig’s famous go-karts, bumper boats, zip line, dune drop tower, pearly whirly coaster hamster wheel, arcade, and a stroll over “The Little Mac” bridge to miniature golf island. Packages available. Groups welcome.
C's Extreme Ice Cream & Mini Golf
C’s Extreme Ice Cream is a locally owned Ice Cream and 18 hole Mini Golf shop in Montague. Fun family time with a Mini course challenging for all ages – best ice cream in town and friendly smiling faces to assist you. Easy walk on the bike path from downtown.