Silver Lake Nature Center
1306 Bath Rd.
Bristol, PA 19007-2813
(215) 785-1177

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Silver Lake, once known as Mill Lake, was formed in the early 1700's, when Otter Creek was dammed to power the mill on Mill Street. Throughout the years the lake spent several time periods as a recreation area. In 1972 the Bucks County Department of Parks and Recreation created the Silver Lake Nature Center here.

Today this 235-acre sanctuary offers a wide range of activities and programs for individuals, families and groups. Visitors will enjoy 3 miles of trails which pass through a variety of habitat. More than 160 species of birds will be found here. Raccoon, muskrat, opossum, deer, and other mammals and reptiles also call Silver Lake home. As part of the small section of Pennsylvania known geographically as the Coastal Plain, the rocks, vegetation and wildlife of Silver Lake are unique, and among them are several animals on Pennsylvania's Endangered Species List.

The Nature Center Building features an exhibit area, classroom, and gift shop.

Public Programs at the Center encompass a wide range of activities, including Family Walks, Guest Speakers, Field Trips, Craft Classes, Children's Clubs, Ecology Programs, Guided Nature Walks, and Adult Workshops and Courses. Performances and presentations such as Puppet Shows can be enjoyed. Members get a great newsletter highlighting upcoming events.

Family Field Trips can include everything from local one-day affairs to extensive trips such as whale watching aboard a schooner off the shores of Maine. Call for a calendar, or better yet become a member. You'll be warmly welcomed in the newsletter.

School and other Groups can participate in a number of excellent, hands-on Programs and Workshops covering just about any nature-related topic desired, for any age level. Call the Center with your needs. Scout Groups can sleep over here, earn badges, and so forth.

Hours: Open Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sundays 12 - 5. Closed Mondays. Trails open daily, sunrise to sunset.
FREE. Small fee for both individual and group programs. Call.
Reservations: At least 4 weeks in advance for group programs, 1 week for family/Individual programs.
Lunch: Picnic area available.
Handicapped Access: Accessible. Call to confirm.
Directions: I-95 North to Bristol, Rt. 13 North. Turn left onto Bath Rd. About 1 mile to Center.

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