Marsh Trail 0.5 km
return (30 minutes) easy
When you cross the marsh by boardwalk to higher ground, you see
a clear transition between wetland and upland forest. The transition
zone is rich in flora and fauna.
Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Lake Trout, Yellow Perch, and sunfish
provide ideal fishing for all ages and abilities.
More information on fishing.
A meandering creek running through the park makes for a pleasant
canoe trip during the spring and early summer when the water level
is higher or paddle on Silver Lake. Canoe rentals are available
at the park.
A wide variety of animals, including skunks, woodchucks, raccoons,
rabbits and chipmunks live here. Harmless snakes, painted turtles,
toads, bullfrogs and leopard frogs inhabit the wetland. Overhead,
see and hear the eastern kingbird and red-winged blackbird.
9 km long Silver Lake is large enough to accommodate all types of
boats - motorboats, sailboats, paddle boats and canoes. A boat ramp
is next to the large beach. Canoe
rentals are available at the park.
The wide crescent of sandy beach is Silver Lake's main attraction.
A smaller sandy beach is near the picnic shelter.