Silver Lake, also known as Peat Works Pond, has an area of 146 acres, a maximum depth of 16 feet and a mean depth of 5 feet. Private homes and the Berlin Turnpike border the eastern side. A railroad track runs through woods on the west side of the lake. The lake has a state boat ramp but no public swimming access. Mercury contamination has led the Connecticut Department of Public Health to issue a fish-consumption warning for the lake.