Silver Lake Nature Center invites you to explore the Silver Lake Trail!
sponsored by Lower Bucks Hospital
For many years, visitors to Silver Lake Nature Center had asked, “Is there a trail that goes completely around the lake?”
Until November of 2019, the answer had been “no.”
Previously, the trail system went about 75% the way around Silver Lake. For over a year, volunteers, staff, and interns had worked diligently to connect the two ends of the preexisting trail to form a complete 3.5-mile encompassing loop.
The new trail, blazed in blue, is called the “Silver Lake Trail.”
It can be accessed from many points; however the official trailhead is located near the SLNC Visitors’ Building.
This new trail traverses through many diverse habitats including lakeshore, forest, marsh, and meadows.
There are some sections that offer a nice challenge to hikers and others that are paved walkways and boardwalks.
Along the way you may encounter beautiful views, wildlife, or even remnants of human history.
To celebrate the one-year anniversary of the opening of this trail, we are offering a free Guided Hike on Saturday, November 21st, from 1:00 to 3:00pm.
When we opened the Silver Lake Trail almost a year ago, we could not have imagined the importance it would play in our community in this year.
With the changes to our daily lives that came in early 2020, people looked for peace-of-mind enveloped in nature.
Our trail use increased by over 300%, and we are delighted to be of service.
We just could use a little help in maintaining this natural treasure, so the hike is free but donations are accepted and appreciated.
This 3.5-mile excursion will take us through many different habitats AND terrain.
We will keep a brisk pace while enjoying this rugged trail.
Dress for the weather, and please be sure to wear shoes that are appropriate for varying terrain (from rugged to smooth, and anything in between).
For more information on SLNC’s upcoming events, other beautiful trails/grounds, and/or to sign up for this excursion, please visit www.SilverLakeNatureCenter.org or call 215-785-1177.
SLNC Trails are open daily, from sunrise to sunset.
The SLNC Visitors’ Building (during “green phase”) is open Tuesdays – Saturdays, from 10:00am to 4:00pm AND Sundays, from noon to 4:00pm.
PHOTO CAP: Some of the view along the Silver Lake Trail