Where learning comes naturally

Silver Lake Nature Center's Mission Statement:

The Silver Lake Nature Center inspires connections with nature for people of all ages, interests, and abilities through education, recreation, preservation, research, and advocacy. 

Find your adventure at Silver Lake Nature Center:

Explore our beautiful Trails, which are open daily, from sunrise to sunset.

Visit our newly renovated Exhibit Area, located inside our Visitors’ Building.

Visit our Earthship (the first public-use Earthship on the East Coast). Please call for tour dates/times.

Learn about the 43 PA Species of Special Concern we preserve.

Enjoy more than 200 programs & events a year including: Kayaking, Naturalist Skills Classes, Earthship Tours, Birding Adventures, Kids & Nature Days, Summer Nature Camp, Preschool Nature Camp, Concerts, Sunday Strolls, Winter Solstice, Campfire Gatherings, Bird Seed Sale, Maple Sugaring Day, Fine Spirits & Fare Event, and more.

Celebrate your next special occasion here. We do birthday parties for people of all ages, bridal showers, baby showers, weddings, graduations, and any other special events.

Schedule a trip for your school, preschool, scout, or other group, a birthday party, a business meeting, a company gathering, and/or a program for your organization.

Join one of the cooperating organizations (“Symbionts”) that meet at SLNC: Focal Planes Foto Club, West Chester University Harp Ensemble, Girl Scout Leaders, Southern Bucks Garden Club, Artists of Bristol, Yoga Classes, and Delaware River Fishermen’s Association.

The Silver Lake Nature Center is owned and operated by the Bucks County Department of Parks and Recreation. The Friends of Silver Lake Nature Center, a non-profit organization, assists with the management of the Center by bringing in support from the community. Consider becoming a Member or making a donation to help us provide more educational and recreational activities for the community.

Explore 235 acres of woods, lakes, wetlands, and meadows on 4.5 miles of trails

The Nature Center grounds have about 4.5 miles of Nature Trails which are routed through or near the various habitats. The grounds are maintained to enhance the diversity of plant and animal life. The habitats include the Coastal Plain Forest, Lake, Marshes, Swamp, Stream, Ponds, Unglaciated Bog, and Meadows. Protected within the park are 43 Pennsylvania Species of Special Concern. Silver Lake provides refuge for the Red-bellied Turtle while the marsh is home for the Coastal Plain Leopard Frog.