Maybe it was the moose we saw splashing in the swamp or the way Ellie clapped her hands together every time we'd say "Yayyyy," or being able to carry that old picnic basket around a place we love so dearly, that made our picnic so special. Silver Lake Picnic Spot... we'll be back again soon.
Silver Lake is beneath Brighton Ski Resort up Big Cottonwood Canyon. It is a place you'll definitely want to take your kids this summer, or a place to walk when you need some fresh air or meditation. There's a boardwalk all the way around, making it easy to enjoy a clear and good-quality pathway. There are a few picnic benches right by the parking lot, but we prefer to walk halfway around and find our own spot off the boardwalk and underneath the pines. We like picnics, can you tell? :) It also has an accessible bathroom by the parking lot, and is prettiest early in the morning, or later in the evening right before the sun goes down. Make it happen.