With a 200-foot bluff overlooking Silver Lake, the Silver Lake Bog Preserve provides spectacular views. The 98-acre preserve 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.
The half-mile boardwalk provides access for people of all ages and abilities to get a closer look at the diversity of plants, such as sphagnum moss, evergreen leaves, pitcher plans, ferns, and wildflowers, that make up the understory of forest floor beneath the cedars, black spruce
As you walk along the 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. When the trail ascends into a northern hardwood forest, look for a variety of mosses, liverworts
Why We Work Here
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.
Silver Lake Bog is a representative of an Adirondack Bog that formed in
What We Do
The Conservancy maintains this preserve for educational and scientific purposes.