Hours and Facilities

Visitor Center Hours

Open Tuesday through Saturday 10am to 5 PM
Sunday 12pm to 5pm
Closed Monday

 

Trails and Park Hours

Sunrise to Sunset everyday

Silver Lake Nature Center is a facility of the Bucks County Department of Parks and Recreation and supported by the Friends of Silver Lake.

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Our professionally trained staff members are here for you to provide information and answer any questions you may have. Be sure to visit all of Silver Lake Nature Center:

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img_4245Come out for a day of relaxation and exploration at Silver Lake Nature Center!

Barnswallow Gift Shop

A quaint shopping experience chock full of nature related toys, gifts, books, and unique items.

Hands-on Exhibits

Explore the exhibits to learn more about the various habitats preserved within the park.

Auditorium

A multipurpose room used for activities such as community group meetings, classes, weddings, birthday parties, and other special events. (Can hold up to 100 people.)

Cost is $80/hour for Bucks County Residents; $100/hour for Non-residents. Discounts available for Non-profit organizations.

For rental info, please contact PattiAnn Cutter at 267-880-5022 or pacutter@buckscounty.org, and she will coordinate with you to reserve this awesome space through the County of Bucks.

c zahm concert -webAmphitheater

This is a popular spot for weddings, awards ceremonies, Scout events, birthdays & other special events. (Can accommodate up to 100 people.)

Cost is $80/hour for Bucks County Residents; $100/hour for Non-residents. Discounts available for Non-profit organizations.

For rental info, contact PattiAnn Cutter at 267-880-5022 or pacutter@buckscounty.org, and she will coordinate with you to reserve this awesome space through the County of Bucks.

EARTHSHIP

This amazing “demo-model” of an Earthship has been a big part of our existing programs since we “pounded” the first tire into it about 6 years ago! Since its completion in 2015, we have also been offering this unique building as a meeting space, for tours, and more!

This building can hold up to 30 people. Cost per hour for rental is $30 OR four (consecutive) hours for $100.

We also offer tours of the Earthship! Please check out our events listing for when it is open for (free) public tours. Or, if you would like to schedule your own group’s (one-hour) tour of the Earthship & Trails, the cost would be $60 for up to 10 people.

Please contact Danielle Morrisey at or 267-880-5023 to rent the Earthship for your special event or meeting.

To learn more about Earthships in general, visit www.Earthship.com.

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4.5 Miles of Trails

The Trails wander through the diverse habitats preserved at the Nature Center. A half mile double loop is handicapped accessible and can be reached from the Visitor Center or from the parking lot by the lake.

Picnic Pavilion (near Visitors’ Building)

This Pavilion is located near our Visitors’ Building, next to the Natural Play Area for Kids. It is frequently used by groups visiting the Center for lunch, the Pavilion is also available for groups who wish to reserve/rent it. It holds up to 60 people, and the rental fee is $60. To reserve/rent the Pavilion, contact Danielle Morrisey at or 267-880-5023.

080525 pavilionNatural Play Area for Kids

This natural area is a place where children are encouraged to get off the trail and use their creativity. Many children today have lost contact with nature. This one acre plot is fair game for exploration as they get to explore “off-Trail,” play in our sandbox/fossil pit, build a log shelter, poke around in the stream, look under logs and rocks, balance themselves on a log, and much more. Come explore this beautiful, fun place!

For information on reserving the Pavilion at Silver Lake Park (near the lake), click here.