Officially called the Cranberry Preserve, the trails located behind the Silver Lake Regional school complex are perfect for beginners and novice riders. The trails vary from sandy double track to wooded single track.
There are a few short hills and a few stretches of trail with roots but overall, these trails will make for a nice short ride. Note, poison ivy can be found growing on some of these trails.
Parking for riding here can be found behind the Silver Lake Administration building (during non-school hours) or in the public lot located off of Grove Street (there is a small sign on Grove Street for the Cranberry Preserve). The trails are not marked well but it is easy to find your way around and there is a town generated map posted near the parking lot off Grove Street.
If riding here during school hours, it is advised that you not ride near the schools.
By Joe Basile