10 Things to Do in Mears That You Shouldn't Miss

April 8, 2018 Russell Mellin

Mears in United States, from Nouth America region, is best know for Sightseeing Tours. Discover best things to do in Mears with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Mears

1. Mac Woods Dune Rides

629 N 18th Ave, Silver Lake, Mears, MI 49436-9666
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5 based on 473 reviews

Mac Woods Dune Rides

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 By R D - Clementon, New Jersey

It's not a roller coaster ride, but some nice hills. Educational and fun. Worth the price of admission.

2. Silver Lake Sand Dunes

West Shore Road, Hart, MI 49436
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5 based on 271 reviews

Silver Lake Sand Dunes

This is a state park along the coast of Lake Michigan located near Mears, Michigan. It includes shoreline along Lake Michigan and Silver Lake, along with many sand dunes.

Reviewed By brettploss - Carmel, Indiana

The orv park is like nothing you can get in the Midwest. You feel as if you are in California or a different planet. It is truly like nothing else. There are so many places you can take your orvs from climbing tall dunes to going through tree areas with sand.

3. Country Dairy

3476 S 80th Ave, New Era, MI 49446-9776 +1 231-861-4636
Excellent
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4.5 based on 142 reviews

Country Dairy

Reviewed By Mamaof4littleones - Detroit, Michigan

I have mixed reviews of the Dairy Industry in general. So, I am putting that out there first in my review. We learned some interesting facts on the tour. Our guide was knowledgeable. However, I think that the Dairy Industry capitalizes on the animals for profit. The heffers (old enough to be bred) are in one section, where they will inseminated. The pregnant females that are close to give birth are in a different section. The babies are taken from the mothers within 12 hrs of birth and are fed solid food pellets. So, that the mother cows are taken and milked. If the calves are male, they are raised and sold off for their meat or used for the meat in the store. The female calves enter the milk giving cycle when they are old enough to reproduce.
Is there milk? Is their ice cream? Cheese? Yes. Do you get a sample? Yes, at the end of the tour. Do you leave thinking how wrong it is that an entire animals life is given?
I did.
My children enjoyed seeing the animals, especially the babies. I however, was saddened by the entire experience. I gave up dairy. My husband could not even drink the chocolate milk sample.

4. The Fox Barn Winery

500 S 18th Ave, Shelby, MI 49455-9653 +1 231-861-8050
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4.5 based on 45 reviews

The Fox Barn Winery

Reviewed By haslettmom - Haslett, MI

We visited Fox Barn again this year after "discovering" it last summer on a day trip up north. Three free tastes of their wines and unique gift items for the wine enthusiast in your life. To be honest, their very clean, tastefully maintained and wheelchair...MoreThank you for making The Fox Barn a must do on your list.

5. Charles Mears State Park

400 West Lowell Street, Pentwater, MI 49449 +1 231-869-2051
Excellent
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4.5 based on 114 reviews

Charles Mears State Park

Reviewed By candostill - Western Michigan, USA

We've been to this park many times but probably won't return because of the staff. Before, our encounters seemed like they really didn't like anyone using the park. But this time I really felt really uncomfortable. We had a large motor home and when we arrived for a day trip visiting the beach the RV parking spaces were either taken or too small. This was a Tuesday during the week and the parking lot wasn't close to being full so I parked across 3 spaces. Two staff members soon came over and first accused us if not having a pass, which was clearly on the windshield. Next they said we would have to leave because we were taking up too much room. What? So if we each came in separate cars and took up more parking spaces, that would be ok I guess.

6. Parrot's Landing Jeep Rentals and Tours

8110 W Hazel Rd, Mears, MI 49436-9609
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5 based on 262 reviews

Parrot's Landing Jeep Rentals and Tours

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, quad, or dune buggy. If you enjoy the water, ski or tube across the many nearby lakes while being towed by one of our ski boats. For even more action, launch a powerful Jet Ski Wave Runner into the waves of Lake Michigan.

Reviewed By OHTravelGuy - Cleveland, Ohio

We opted for the sunset tour as we earlier in the day took the Mac Woods Dune Ride and toured the Little Sable Point Lighthouse. This was one of my favorite things we did on vacation. Bill was our tour guide and he gave us a good time and taught us to safely drive on the dunes. I believe we paid around $175 for what was about an 90 minutes maybe a little longer cause Bill took us through the hills one last time after the sunset. He was a real talker and talked the whole time over the radios which each jeep comes with. He has many stories to tell. Would do this again if we go back but might include an hour of free time were we can drive without a guide.

7. Lewis Farms and Petting Zoo

4180 W M 20, New Era, MI 49446-8018 +1 231-861-5730
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4.5 based on 95 reviews

Lewis Farms and Petting Zoo

We are a 700 acre farm in New Era, Michigan. Family owned and operated, with home grown produce, fruit orchards, market with gifts and goodies, and a bakery. Enjoy lots of activities for family fun from May through October each year ... And a petting zoo with more than a dozen types of animals and birds!

Reviewed By bielinki - new york

We were camping in the area and had to decide what do with a gray, cloudy day. We came here and had a good time. Our family includes two toddlers. The place was surprisingly big with a lot to entertain two small children. I think...MoreThank you for the feedback! We hope you and your family come back to enjoy the farm again!

8. Cherry Point Farm and Market

9600 W Buchanan Rd, Shelby, MI 49455-9550 +1 231-861-2029
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4.5 based on 24 reviews

Cherry Point Farm and Market

Cherry Point Farm is one of the oldest operating farms in Oceana County, Michigan. The first orchards were planted in 1871. The Bull Family has been operating the farm since 1949 and have added a fruit market, bakery, gift shop and Lavender Labyrinth surrounding an herb garden. We offer fish boils, lumberjack breakfasts, high tea and more (reservations required for all). Open daily from April through October. Our Lavender Labyrinth and Herb Garden are free to walk during daylight hours when we are open.

Reviewed By gatorchuckie - Cincinnati, Ohio

If you're in the area, this is a cool place to check out. They have a general store (selling their famous pies, fruit, touristy items), a facility where you can watch them make outstanding cherry pies, an indoor/outdoor area where they have 'fish boils' multiple...MoreThanks for your review! We're happy to hear you enjoy Cherry Point. I must clarify one thing, we have a Lavender Labyrinth, not a maze. Unfortunately some of the publicity we have been getting lately has incorrectly called it a maze. Darn "fake news!"

9. Pentwater Outfitters

22 South Hancock Street, Pentwater, MI 49449
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5 based on 15 reviews

Pentwater Outfitters

Reviewed By Debi S

Today was our third time in three vacations we have rented kayaks from Pentwater River Outfitters. Gregg is so consistent with his customer service and professionalism. Bonny and Shane follow suit. When booking with Bonny she had the weather forecast immediately available to assist us in choosing the best day for our trip. Gregg gave us a good overview upon arrival this morning and told us several times if we needed them to just call. Very reassuring. He spent some extra time with my son who has only kayaked once to make sure he had the basics down. Very kind and patient. Single kayaks are $35 for four hours (plenty of time), tandem kayak was $45. PRO escorts you to Pentwater River launch, provide a map and great instructions as to optimizing your trip. They will also deliver kayaks to the beach if you'd like.

Instead of renting a paddle board on the beach this year, we rented from PRO for $50/24 hours. Shane was right behind us delivering our paddle board and picked it up the next day.

Equipment quality is top rate. Safety is of great importance to them. Fun is the ultimate goal.

Top your visit off and purchase one of their shirts!!! So soft and comfy!!!

10. Woolam Family Nature Preserve

5 North of Good Hart, Good Hart, MI +1 231-347-0991
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5 based on 1 reviews

Woolam Family Nature Preserve

Reviewed By Mattm5701 - Petoskey, Michigan

A short (approx .5 mile) trail takes you through the hilly woods to the beach.

The topography is dominated by steep, wooded slopes. Mature beech-maple hardwoods near M-119 transition to mixed upland conifers near the water. The shoreline is sandy with rock and cobble in some areas as a result of the receded waterline. Much of the property is classified as “critical dunes” by the MDEQ. This is the largest remaining undeveloped and unprotected parcel on Lake Michigan in Emmet County. Located a short distance from Cross Village, this preserve offers community access to the beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline.

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