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Silver Lake Bog Preserve

Hawkeye, Franklin Co.

Snoeshoe hare, Silver lake (copyright Carl Heilman) and a songbird

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Visitors to Silver Lake who are careful and quiet may glimpse some of the Adirondacks' most secretive creatures: the snowshoe hare, the fisher and the spring peeper.

Wildlife to Watch

Where to Watch

  • Black spruce-tamarack bog
  • White cedar swamp
  • Hemlock-hardwood forest
  • Pine ridge

Recreational Opportunities

  • Half-mile boardwalk
  • Hiking trail up a 200-foot bluff with a spectacular view of Silver Lake

Accessible Features

International Symbol of Accessibility

This site has accessible features that include a boardwalk. A full list of DEC's accessible recreation destinations is available on the DEC website.

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Contact information

Telephone: 518-576-2082
Website: Silver Lake Bog Preserve (This link leaves the DEC website)

Photo Credits: John Major, Carl Heilman, Sue Shafer