Enchanted Forest Guide to Northern Michigan

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Hart, Michigan

One of Michigan's featured Beachtowns, Silver Lake Sand Dunes/Hart has a quaint shopping district with an excellent blend of stores and restaurants on the shores of Hart Lake.  Experience the feel of personalized shopping and park directly in front of the store you wish to shop in--no parking meters to contend with.  The Hart/Montague Bicycle trail runs through the heart of town and you can camp on the shores of Hart Lake at John Gurney Park or stay in one of B&B’s or hotels. The famous Silver Lake Sand Dunes are only 7 minutes away.  Come visit, you will be glad you did.


ATTRACTIONS:  Amusement Parks, Casinos, Farms & Mills, Historic Sites, Lighthouses, Museums, Planetariums, Tours, Waterfalls, Wineries, and Zoos

Hart-Montague Trail State Park and And White Lake Trailway  [Wildlife Viewing Area] - Closest Towns: Major trailheads at Hart and Montague.  Michigan Department of Natural Resources (231) 873-3083.  From Ludington, take US-31 south to the Hart exit. Turn left (east) onto Polk Road and proceed about one mile. The trailhead is on the left (north) side of Polk Road, near downtown Hart. From Muskegon, take US-31 north to the Whitehall exit. The trail can be accessed either in Whitehall or Montague.  This site is composed of twenty-two miles of abandoned railroad corridor that have been converted into a recreation trail. The northern portion of this paved trail is hilly and winding, while the southern segment is generally straight and flat. The trail meanders through agricultural lands, orchards, and forest, including a portion of the Manistee National Forest. A three-mile section of trail has been added that extends through the Cities of Montague and Whitehall and has been titled the White Lake Trailway.  High probability of seeing many varieties of songbirds year-round. Moderate probability of seeing deer in fields and orchards along the trail especially in the morning and evening. There is a great abundance of wildflowers from spring through summer. Look for remnant prairie grasses along the trail in the town of Mears.  Viewing platforms with picnic tables are located between Mears and Rothbury offering scenic, panoramic views of the surrounding wooded areas. The bridge over the White River on the White Lake Trailway also provides many wildlife viewing opportunities. Trail passes are no longer required to use the trail.

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Oceana County Historical & Genealogical Society [Museumm], 114 Dryden St., Hart, MI 49420, Phone: (231) 873-2600

Rennhack Orchards Market Inc. [Farm Market], 3731 West Polk Road, Hart, MI 49420, Phone: (231) 873-7523

DINING 0UT:  Breweries, Dinner Trains & Cruises, Restaurants, and Wineries

La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant [Mexican Cuisine], 12. S. State St., Hart, MI 49420, Phone: (231) 873-4345

Walker's Fine Dining [Fine Dining Restaurant], 227 E. Main St., Hart, MI 49420, Phone: (231) 873-4986

PLACES TO STAY:  Apartments, Bed & Breakfasts, Cabins & Cottages, Condominiums, Historic Inns, Hotels & Motels, Resorts and Vacation Homes

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American Host Inn [Hotel & Motel], 4143 W Polk Road, Hart, MI 49420, Phone: (231) 873-1855

Comfort Inn - Hart [Hotel & Motel], 2248 North Comfort Drive, Hart, MI 49420, Phone: (231) 873-3456

Courtland Carriage House B&B LLC [Bed & Breakfasts], 303 S. Courtland, Hart, MI 49420, Phone: (231) 873-3871

Gateway Motel- Hart [Hotel & Motel], 3781 North Oceana Drive (Old 31), Hart, MI 49420, Phone: (231) 873-2125

Hart Motel [Hotel & Motel], 715 S. State Street, Hart, MI 49420, Phone: (231) 873-2151

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Rooms at the Inn Bed & Breakfast [Bed & Breakfasts], 515 State Street, Hart, MI 49420, Phone: (231) 873-2448

Sierra Sands at the Dunes [Hotel & Motel], 7990 West Hazel Road, Silver Lake, MI 49436, Phone: (231) 873-1008

Wells 602 House [Bed & Breakfasts], 602 State Street, Hart, MI 49420, Phone: (231) 873-3834

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS:  Business, Civic, Clubs, Colleges, Fraternal, Independent Schools, Political, Public Schools, Religious, Social,  Universities, Veteran, etc.

Michigan Tree Farm System, 501 Norway Street, Grayling, MI 49738, (989) 348-9319

Oceana County Historical & Genealogical Society [Museums], 114 Dryden St., Hart, MI 49420, Phone: (231) 873-2600

INDOOR & OUTDOOR RECREATION:  Beaches, Biking, Boating, Bowling, Camping, Dog-sledding, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking, Hunting, Kayaking, ORVing, Nature & Parks, Scuba Diving & Snorkling, Skating & Hockey, Skiing, Sports Rentals, Snowmobiling, Snowshoeing.

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The Colonial Golf Course, 2763 N. 72nd Avenue, Hart, MI 49420, Phone: (231) 873-8333

El-Lin Charters [Sport Fishing Charters], 5248 East Fox Road, Hart, MI 49420, Phone: (734) 637-4398

Hart-Montague Trail State Park, Hart & Montague Trailheads, Hart, MI 49420, Phone: (231) 873-3083. The Hart-Montague Trail State Park is a paved, 22-mile trail passing through rural, forested lands. Scenic overlooks and picnic areas are located along the route. This is designated a wildlife viewing area.

John Gurney Park [Campgrounds & RV Parks] 300 Griswold Street, Hart, MI 49420, Phone: (231) 873-4959

Marble Eye Charters LLC [Sport Fishing Charters], 9 Orchard Street, Hart, MI 49420, Phone: (231) 873-5049

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SERVICES:  Building, Dental, Personal, Professional, Medical, Real Estate, Rental, Repair, etc.

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SHOPPING:  Antique Shops & Flea Markets, Art & Craft Galleries, Florists, Gift Shops, Outlet Malls, Shopping Centers, Shopping Districts, and Specialty Shops

Karena Sculpture and Pottery [Art & Craft Galleries], 4664 W Lever Rd., Hart, MI 49420, Phone: (314) 607-7476

Rennhack Orchards Market Inc. [Farm Market], 3731 West Polk Road, Hart, MI 49420, Phone: (231) 873-7523

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