Silver Lake

Bucksport, Maine 4416

Silver Lake

Silver Lake Professional Review and Guide

"Even though Silver Lake lies in close proximity both to Bangor and to the vacation meccas of Acadia, Blue Hill, and Camden, it remains relatively untrammeled and, as far as we could tell, seldom visited. When we paddled here on a warm, sunny Sunday in August, there was only one other canoe, which is surprising, given the natural wonders we found. We saw at least three and probably four bald eagles at close range: two immatures, which superficially resemble golden eagles, and one or two different adults with their characteristic white heads and tails.

A group of seven loons swam together, and the far eastern cove harbored dozens of feeding wood ducks. Right at high noon, when you would least expect it, a doe and her spotted fawn came down to the shore of the northern arm to take a lengthy drink, seemingly oblivious to our presence, while two adult and one juvenile osprey took serious exception to our presence within fifty yards of their nest on a utility pole. We saw muskrats swimming out to harvest aquatic plants, young ungainly great blue heron learning to fish the shallows, and several beaver lodges with masses of fresh cuttings. Prominent fish species: smallmouth bass, pickerel, and white perch."

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Skill Level
Day trip
Class I
Best spring through fall
USGS Bucksport
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Jul 2018