Built in 1875 by Captain William Robinson, the White River Light Station now serves as a physical reminder of the rich nautical history of Michigan. The light house is now a museum and open to the public. Plan a visit to the museum and climb the spiral staircase to the top of the light house tower, browse the many 19th and early 20th century photographs and examine our collection nautical artifacts, look out across Lake Michigan as the light house keeper did a century ago.
The Historic Howmet Playhouse is a City of Whitehall project, located two blocks off the the main street of a traditional downtown in Whitehall, Michigan. The ninety-five year old theater has been presenting fine arts and entertainment to the greater West Michigan area since 1916.
Silver Lake State Park is an almost 3,000-acre park in Oceana County along the Lake Michigan shoreline. This area includes both dune country and acres of mature forest. The dune ridges and valleys are mostly windblown sand and lack trees, scrub brush and dune grass. The dune area is sometimes compared to a desert. Silver Lake State Park contains more than four miles of Lake Michigan shoreline and boasts a large sandy beach.
Located 15.5 miles (29 minutes) from Double JJ.
Mac Wood’s Dune Rides
Since 1930, Mac Wood’s has provided you a fun-filled 7 mile dune ride lasting about 40 minutes. Hosted by knowledgeable drivers who understand the history and environment of the constantly changing sand mountains. A Mac Wood’s Dune Ride is a thrilling experience! To climb to the summit and see spread in all directions such a vast panorama is breathtaking! Glide down the sweeps into the valleys, drive past sparkling Silver Lake, and visit Lake Michigan’s lovely beach! Visitors of all ages enjoy the exciting, scenic rides.
Located 15.7 miles (28 minutes) from Double JJ.
Hart-Montague Bike Trail
Hart-Montague Trail State Park is a paved, 22-mile trail formerly used by trains that passes through rural, forested lands. Scenic overlooks and picnic areas are located along the trail. Beginning in Hart and ending in Montague with access points in Mears, Shelby, New Era you can bike (rentals available in Mears) or hike this scenic trail through woods, orchards and stop along the way for an ice cream cone. Enjoy wildlife, birds, fresh air and great exercise.
The Trail is located 3 miles (6 minutes) from Double JJ.
Winston Motor Speedway holds stock car racing every Friday night from April to September. Winston is a 3/8th mile dirt track located in Rothbury, Michigan. Demolition Derby, Powder Puff Races and Train Races also are part of the tracks schedule of events that take place on Saturday nights. Truck and Tractor Pulls, Horse Pulls, Wagon Rides, and Enduro Races have also been part of the fun at Winston Motor Speedway. Come out and watch some of the best racing in the State of Michigan right here at Winston Motor Speedway.