Silver Lake Recreation Area
- Address: 1785 N East Silver Lake Rd, Traverse City, MI, 49685
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The Silver Lake Recreation Area is a 84-acre park in Garfield Township with a split personality. The east half of the recreation area has the usual park-like amenities; tennis and basketball courts, picnic tables, three covered pavilions, grills and a large playscape for children, all located in a large grassy open area. The west half of the park is a natural gem. Reached only by descending the bluff overlooking the West Branch of Silver Lake (also known as Dryer Lake and Mud Lake) this area contains extensive wetlands, mix forests more than a mile of trail and a small lake that is so well hidden from the rest of the park they named it that; Hidden Lake.