Otsego County's Silver Lake is located south of New Berlin in the town of Pittsfield, situated on the eastern bank of the Unadilla River. The hamlet is named for a small lake of the same name along the eastern edge of the hamlet.
Silver Lake is 30 acres (120,000 m2) of water, with surrounding wetlands, privately owned by a young family in New Jersey. Surrounding the lake is a former race track from the 20s. The lake has most warm-water fish, blue gill, bass with abundance of birds, turtles, frogs, etc. It has deeded access to several lots along 1/3 edge of the lake along with a small neighborhood beach area and its residents work together to keep the lake and area pristine and friendly.