What's so special about Silver Lake? Two words: sand dunes. Experience breath taking views of Silver Lake and Lake Michigan as you sit atop a 150-foot hill in a recreational vehicle. Sound thrilling? Over 300,000 visitors each year seem to think so. The sand dunes are Silver Lake's family playground. You can rent or bring your own buggy, take a guided tour with the whole family, or simply relax at one of the many surrounding beaches.