View from the bluffs of our Silver Lake Bog Preserve
Silver Lake Preserve View from the bluffs of our Silver Lake Bog Preserve © John DiGiacomo

Places We Protect

New York

Adirondacks: Silver Lake Bog Preserve

See spectacular views and explore diverse habitats.

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.

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.

What We Do

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 and at the trail register.

Animals:

  • spring peeper
  • wood frog
  • northern leopard frog
  • American toad
  • porcupine
  • white-tail deer
  • snowshoe hare
  • fisher
  • olive-sided flycatcher
  • white-throated sparrow

Plants:

  • Labrador tea
  • creeping snowberry
  • pitcher plant
  • bunchberry
  • sheep laurel
  • balsam fir
  • black spruce
  • white cedar
  • cinnamon fern

This 98-acre preserve is located in the Town of Hawkeye, near Union Falls and Silver Lake in Clinton County, NY.