Silvermine Lake Loop

Harriman-Bear Mountain State Parks

This hike loops around Silvermine Lake and climbs to the William Brien Memorial Shelter.

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To begin the hike, find the bridge over the stream at the southern end of the parking area (marked with a sign “Welcome to the Silvermine Boat Launch”). Here, you will see a yellow blaze of the Menomine Trail, which you will be following for the first part of the hike. Cross the bridge, then turn left onto a dirt road, passing two park maintenance buildings. Just before reaching Silvermine...

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Trip Reports

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July 05, 2016
thank you Mr. Chazin for the great descripton. Hiked my first overnight solo here in early July. Lots of people by the lake and several AT hikers around the shelter, which was actually empty.
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July 04, 2016
I hiked this loop July 3, 2016. Markings were all good. Thanks to the volunteers for the markings and a well-maintained trail. Nice views of the lake at both ends of the hike.
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June 12, 2016
We were fortunate to time our hike when the mountain laurel groves were in full bloom.  In some places the trail was a fragrant tunnel through the laurel.
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