Clifford Lake and Silver Pug Lake Professional Review and Guide
"Clifford Lake is a beautiful spot: remote, undeveloped, and small enough that you don’t feel too exposed in an open canoe. The lake has a horseshoe configuration, with the west arm connected by a stream to Silver Pug Lake. Clifford Lake has many attractive islands and granite boulders along the shore. The surrounding hillsides are covered with a variety of conifers, including spruce, red and white pine, and hemlock.
During our first ten minutes on the East Arm, we saw five loons; as we traveled about the two lakes we saw several more. Unfortunately, because of the overcast and rainy weather, we missed the pair of nesting bald eagles that were in the process of fledging one young eagle in the summer of 1993. Eagles routinely return to the same nest year after year, enlarging it each spring. Prominent fish species: smallmouth bass (not many, but trophy size), white perch, and chain pickerel."