Description - Located only several miles north of the Massachusetts state line in the Merrimack Valley Travel Region is the summer swimming destination, Silver Lake State Beach. The park encompasses 80 acres of land characterized largely by thin mixed woodland with an eastern boundary comprised of low-lying wetland.
- Silver Lake State Park offers summer swimming along a 1,000-foot sandy beach resting on the shores of the 34-acre Silver Lake. Picnic tables are lakeside under a partial natural canopy. Paddleboat rentals and bathhouse are among the few amenities. The park is open weekends from mid-May to mid-June and daily from mid-June to Labor Day. Playfields are also a popular summer draw. In addition to Silver Lake, numerous area creeks and ponds attract anglers year-round. A well-known brook trout source is Flints Brook, which is located just southeast of the park off SR 130.
Recreation - Silver Lake State Beach offers swimming, picnicking, and fishing as the primary activities.
Climate - Winter can be cold with average temperatures ranging around 19 degrees Fahrenheit. The cold temperatures humidity bring heavy, water-laden snow to all parts of the state. Spring begins in mid-March and lasts through May. This time of the year is referred to as mud season in the mountains. The sugar is flowing early in the season and wild flowers bloom toward the end of it. Summer is the busiest season of the year for the tourism industry. This is an excellent time to travel, mountain roads are open and most of the mud has dried. Average summer temperatures range around 68 degrees Fahrenheit. Fall brings the leaf lookers to see the spectacular colors of the deciduous trees. Expect to see bus loads of people enjoying the crisp fall New England weather.
From Hollis, travel north on SR 122 about 1 mile.