If you don't live on a lake, or have a pool - trust me you are going to need a place to cool down. Why not head to a local beach?

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There are countless local beaches, but I have picked three that I know are great for families, couples, or just to head to solo. Who knows, maybe you will find your next relationship at the beach this weekend?

I am recommending the beaches and or parks below, with a brief rundown of each to follow.

Silver Lake Park

Silver Lake Park is the largest park in Fenton. It is 35.4 acres and was developed in 1974. It is located at 16100 Jennings Road off of Silver Parkway. Features include baseball fields, volleyball courts, and horseshoe pits. The park offers two pavilions, if you want a pavilion for a specific event - you need to reserve it and there is a small fee.

Another bonus of Silver Lake Park is the weekly ski show. The Silver Lake Ski Club holds performances on Tuesdays at 7:00 PM throughout the summer. The beach is open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.  Summer hours are 10:00 AM  to 9:00 PM. There are a couple of different entry fees. Season Passes – Resident ($20), Non-resident ($30), and walker/biker ($5). Daily Passes – Car ($5), walker ($1), bus ($30), and motor home/van ($10 + .50 per passenger over ten passengers). Dogs are not allowed.

Clover Beach

I grew up in Linden, so I am totally familiar with this beach. Back in the day, it was Byram Park. I remember swimming with my friends for hours at the park. I also remember drinking there after hours. I am not recommending that. Alcohol is not allowed. This park has come a long way since I was a kid. Not only does it feature an awesome beach, but there are trails for hiking, pavilions, a tennis court, and picnic areas. Clover Beach is located at 15349 South Linden Road in Linden, 48451. Dogs are not allowed.

Seven Lakes State Park

My third pick (in no particular order) is Seven Lakes in Holly. Located at 14390 Fish Lake Road, 48430. This state park has it all. Camping, great trails for hiking, bike paths, boating, and boat rentals, and of course a beautiful beach. This place checks all of the boxes for outdoor fun. I have walked with dogs through the trails, however, dogs are not permitted in buildings or swimming areas.

What are you waiting for? Pack your bag, and head to the beach.

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