Hours and Facilities
The SLNC Visitors’ Center is OPEN Tuesdays-Saturdays, from 10am to 5pm & Sundays, from Noon to 5pm.
SLNC & Silver Lake Park Trails are OPEN daily, from Sunrise to Sunset.
Silver Lake Nature Center is a facility of the Bucks County Department of Parks and Recreation and supported by the (non-profit) Friends of Silver Lake Nature Center.
To reserve the Picnic Pavilion at Silver Lake Park (near the Lake & Playground), please call 215-757-0571 or click here.
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:
- Barnswallow Gift Shop
- Hands-on Exhibit Area
- 7 Miles of Trails
- Picnic Pavilion
- Natural Play Area for Kids
Come 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.
Explore the exhibits to learn more about the various habitats preserved within the park.
A multipurpose room, located inside the SLNC Visitors’ Center, used for activities such as community group meetings, classes, weddings, birthday parties, and other special events. The Auditorium can hold up to 100 people. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted.
Timeslots for Rentals are available on Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10am to 5pm AND on Sundays from Noon to 5pm. Cost is $80/hour for Bucks County Residents; $100/hour for Non-residents. Discounts available for Non-profit organizations on weekdays, Monday-Friday, excluding holidays.
For rental info, please contact PattiAnn Cutter at 267-880-5022 or email@example.com to coordinate to reserve this awesome space through the County of Bucks.
This is a popular (outdoor) 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 on weekdays, Monday-Friday, excluding holidays.
For rental info, contact PattiAnn Cutter at firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate to reserve this awesome space through the County of Bucks.
Pavilion at Silver Lake Park (near Lake)
SLNC Picnic Pavilion (near SLNC Visitors’ Center)
The SLNC Pavilion (no grills) is located near the SLNC Visitors’ Center, next to the Natural Play Area for Kids. It holds up to 60 people, and the rental fee is $80. To reserve/rent the Pavilion, contact PattiAnn Cutter at email@example.com or 267-880-5022.
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 10 years ago! Since its completion in 2015, we have also been offering this unique building as a meeting space, for tours, and more! (Typically, the Earthship is used as a classroom for our Watersheds & Wetlands programs.)
This building can hold up to 20 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 $96 for up to 12 people.
Please contact PattiAnn Cutter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 267-880-5022 to rent the Earthship for your special event or meeting.
To learn more about Earthships in general, visit www.Earthship.com.
7 Miles of Trails
The Trails wander through the diverse habitats preserved at SLNC. A half-mile double loop is handicapped accessible and can be reached from the SLNC Visitors’ Center or from the parking lot by Silver Lake.
Natural Play Area for Children
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!