Silver Lake, the westernmost of the lakes of New York is located in Wyoming County with its northern end bordering the village of Perry. At the southern end lies Silver Lake State Park, a 776-acre park offering picnic tables, hiking, fishing, seasonal deer and small game hunting, cross-country skiing, and a boat launch.
As a child, I remember many Friday and Saturday night trips during the summers to the Silver Lake Drive-In which is still in operation today.
While designing this map (I've had many customers ask!) I discovered some of the histories of Silver Lake which I thought was interesting. In the mid-1800s a group of four men on a fishing trip reported seeing a 60-foot-long sea serpent. The story of that sighting spread nationally and many came from afar to get a glimpse. Although there were additional sightings, the story grew into more legend than reality but the stir did bring quite a number of tourists to the area.
This map, like all my others, measures approximately 12"x16-3/4" and has three layers. The water layer, constructed of painted MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard) has lake contours scored into the layer. The middle Maple Layer shows some of the surrounding roadways for reference as well as latitude and longitude coordinates. The top layer of Walnut frames the map.