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Trails at Silver Springs SFWA

If exercise or nature study is your goal, a scenic four-mile trail winds along the river and through wooded areas overlooking the lakes at Silver Springs SFWA - perfect for an exhilarating walk or a relaxing stroll. If horseback riding is more to your liking, a seven-mile equestrian trail is located in the wildlife management area and is available for use.  The equestrian trail is closed during hunting seasons.
Winter Sports
When cold weather sets in, Silver Springs SFWA offers a variety of activities for the winter sports enthusiast. Cross-country skiing, sledding and ice skating can be enjoyed when conditions permit. Ice fishing is a popular change of pace. A four-mile snowmobile trail begins at the picnic shelter and is open when snow cover is adequate. Check at the park office for maps and regulations.