Warren Dunes State Park Things to Do
The State of Michigan has more fresh water coastline than any other state, and with it come all sorts of water and beach opportunities. Here are some of the things you can do while visiting the state park.
Walk the Trails
There are about six miles of trails, some of which can be a bit more difficult to walk as the dunes can be higher in spots. However, it is something just about anyone can walk. You’ll come across some beautiful sights and a great view of the lake, so make sure to not only pack your flip-flops but your walking shoes as well.
If you’re looking for a workout, consider Tower Hill. This is a sand hill that stretches 240 feet up. While not extremely steep, it does take a bit of work to make it all the way to the top. You’ll be out of breath and will probably want to sit down when you’re done with it, but you’ll have a beautiful view, not to mention the satisfaction of climbing such a tall sand hill.
On the south end of the beach you will come across a small stream. You can walk along the stream and eventually you’ll come to a point where the stream turns into clay. This is a thick sand mixture that can be pretty fun to play in. Kids love it, and even pushing your foot down into the clay can be a rather odd, yet fun, feeling. This part of the park is a bit misrepresented in some pictures if you search it online. Some will post pictures and say the water is a muddy brown. That is not the case. The waters of Lake Michigan boast a bright blue while this little stream is clay. Clay isn’t the prettiest looking in terms of color, but it is hard to pass up the fun it brings. Plus, when you’re done with the clay stream you can continue following it around and it will connect with the beach front again (or you can just return the way you came).
Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about things to do in Warren Dunes State Park in Michigan.