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“family fun”

Mac Woods Dune Rides
Ranked #1 of 9 things to do in Mears
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 4 August 2014

Our family decided to go on the dunes tour rather than renting our own. Chris was a fantastic tour guide. Very funny. Not only was the ride fun and beautiful, but very informative and interesting. Loved the ride and the shop. Don't forget to stop by whippy dip treats next door. Great wood fired pizza and yummy ice cream treats!

Thank jaic0
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Reviewed 3 August 2014

My wife and I did the dune ride for the first time. We were not sure what to expect but we heard it was a lot of fun, it did not disappoint. Our tour guide was Bob and he was great, funny, informative, and helpful. The ride itself was exhilarating and similar to a roller-coaster. The "scooter" as they are called goes much faster than expected making it exciting but never feeling dangerous. Bob made several stops to provide facts about the dunes mixed in with some humor. We had a 10 min stop at the shores of Lake Michigan. The lake is cold and from the dunes to the beach you can drop 10 degrees or more in air temperature so bring a light jacket if it is a cool day. No appointment or reservations are necessary, you just walk up, buy your tickets, and wait for your name to be called. It was a very busy day and we only waited 15 mins or so. All the people working there were very friendly and interested in you having a good time. I highly recommend the tour.

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Reviewed 31 July 2014

Mac Wood's Dune Ride exceeded my expectations. We had a large family group, 17 in total, that fit into one vehicle. The guide did a great job with the kids and adults alike. He not only drove us on an exciting ride around curves and up and down dunes, he also taught us a little about the ecology of the dunes. It was a great mix of exhilarating fun and educational entertainment.
We had a chance to walk down by the shore, the guide offered to take group pictures, and we all came back happy that we had gone on this adventure! It certainly was a highlight of our trip to the Silver Lake area.

Thank dolejenn
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Reviewed 31 July 2014

My wife and I went to Mac Woods. She had never been and I hadn't been in almost 20 years. Still so much fun. The scenery is breathtaking. The drivers have some great history on everything you go past and take a break right on Lake Michigan where it is absolutely stunning. Our driver was Jesse and he is AWESOME! Seriously, give him a raise. He kept it light and fun and dropped some knowledge on all of us. Looking forward to going back.

Thank dallav1
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

We went with an autistic 5 year old, and it was awesome, he did so well and he enjoyed it! It was a lot of fun for the whole family. It was a little chilly so big a hoodie

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