Visiting the nature center is a fantastic way to get the kids involved with the environment. The facility periodically holds outdoor events, sometimes recreating different periods of natural history that you can explore. They'll also provide you with the information you need to wander the park safely at your leisure.
While there is no boat launch within the park, vessels are permitted on the lake. Take to the water and enjoy the impressive coastline of Lake Michigan and work up an appetite for a well-deserved picnic.
The winter months don't preclude a fantastic visit to Whitefish Dunes State Park cabins. When there is snowfall, the yellow, red, and green trails are suitable for diagonal skiing, while snowshoeing is permitted on the black trail.