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With a 200-foot bluff overlooking Silver Lake, the Silver Lake Bog Preserve provides spectacular views. It also contains a wide variety of habitats, including a black spruce- tamarack bog, northern white cedar swamp, a hemlock northern hardwood forest, and a pine ridge.
This site gives the Conservancy an opportunity to learn about and protect diverse natural communities within a small area. The different vegetation types that grow on the preserve provide a variety of habitats for many bird, mammal, and amphibian species.
The Conservancy maintains this preserve for educational and scientific purposes.
As you walk along the half-mile boardwalk or up the trail to the bluffs, you will observe distinct changes in the vegetation as the elevation and the soil moisture increase or decrease. A preserve guide is available from the Adirondack Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, the Adirondack Land Trust, and at the trail register.
This 98-acre preserve is located in the Town of Hawkeye, near Union Falls and Silver Lake in Clinton County, NY.
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