Philadelphia Vireos have been seen feeding young in the second-growth hardwoods bordering the road from Blackbridge to Whitehouse. The Northville-Placid Trail to the south leads to Silver Lake, a distance of seven miles. At 2.5 miles there is a lean-to at Mud Lake. At five miles, the N-P Trail passes Canary Pond (where birders probably won't spot any canaries), and then two miles farther is Silver Lake. This is all in the Silver Lake Wilderness Area with a variety of conifers and hardwoods that harbor Woodpeckers, Flycatchers, Thrushes, and may even reward the hiker with a memorable view of a singing male Scarlet Tanager or Rosebreasted Grosbeak.