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Some Friendly Reminders & Recently Commonly Asked Questions ~ Answered

To answer some recent commonly asked questions & some friendly reminders:

“Take only photos. Leave only footprints.”

-Dogs are welcome but must be on a leash (no more than 6 ft. long. “Animals must be under immediate control of a competent person.”) and picked up after.

Bicycles are NOT permitted on Nature Center Trails/Grounds. Bicycles ARE permitted -with respect to walkers/rollers- on the blacktop Trails at Silver Lake PARK.

-“Take only photos. Leave only footprints.” (Do not remove anything except trash.)

-The SLNC Observation Platform is closed, awaiting structural repairs.

-If you have an injured or orphaned Animal, contact the Aark Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center at 215-249-1938 or through their website at .**Do not leave Animals at SLNC. We are not licensed or equipped to accept them.**

-To reserve the Picnic Pavilion at Silver Lake Park (near the Lake & Playground), please call 215-757-0571 or click here.

-Delhaas Woods is part of Silver Lake Nature Center. (It is located across Bath Rd. from where the SLNC Visitors’ Center is.) There are clearly marked Trails. ATVs (and other Motorized Vehicles/Bikes/Quads/etc) are NOT PERMITTED.

ATVs (and other Motorized Vehicles/Bikes/Quads/etc) are NOT PERMITTED on Bucks County Parks-Nature Centers Trails/Grounds.

-Fishing is permitted (with a license) at Silver Lake Park and at Magnolia Lake (not on the Nature Center Grounds). There are fishing line recycling containers at both locations. Please use these.

-Kayak/Canoes are welcome in Silver Lake and/or Magnolia Lake. A current Bucks County Permit is required to be on the boat. To obtain a Permit, please visit or call our Main Office at Core Creek Park at 215-757-0571.

-There are trash & recycling bins in the SLNC Parking Lot and trash cans throughout Silver Lake Park. Please either use them or take your trash with you.

-“Do not feed the waterfowl (Geese, Ducks, Gulls, etc) – for their health. It creates dependence, promotes the spread of disease, and upsets the natural cycles. They foul our shores, pollute our waters, and drive away timid species. Issued by the Bucks County Dept. of Parks & Recreation. Ordinance #95, Section 38.b. Fines up to $300 will be issued.” Thank you!!

-Alcoholic beverages are not permitted.

-SLNC Trails are open daily from Sunrise to Sunset.

-The SLNC Visitors’ Center is OPEN on Tuesdays through Saturdays, from 10am to 5pm, and on Sundays, from Noon to 5pm.

-For more info on Bucks County Parks & Nature Centers, click here.

We hope you will enjoy this beautiful Natural Treasure!