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Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area

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Address: 100 Museum Rd, Kleinfeltersville, PA 17578
Phone Number:
+1 717-733-1512
08:00 - 16:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 08:00 - 16:00

Many species of waterfowl call this lake / reserve home.

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This is one of my favorite places!! It is so beautiful, and a great day out for a family adventure, or any adventure!! There are really great hiking trails, and a glorious drive... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of my favorite places!! It is so beautiful, and a great day out for a family adventure, or any adventure!! There are really great hiking trails, and a glorious drive (especially on mo-peds)!!!!!!! Love, love, love it!!

Thank S-S-Venture22
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

A worthwhile day trip 75 miles from Philadelphia to watch waterfowl and numerous gorgeous ducks was well spent. Around 2 hours drive from University City. I would recommend leaving early and watch birds after parking your car anywhere close to lake, away from road. Keep eyes in the sky too for heron, vulture, eagle and hawk and obviously for those... More 

1 Thank Natureholic
Cheswick, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We were here during the Presidents Day weekend so not only were the Snow Geese flocking to Middle Creek, but so were the bird watchers! Still the movement of 50,000 to 70,000 Snow Geese, Tundra Swans, ducks and related water fowl during an unusually warm and sunny February day made for an awesome experience.

1 Thank Frank M
Dover, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

We been having exceptional weather and visited yesterday. The visitors center and some access roads were open. The visitors center is great, with many displays and interactive stations.We went to see the annual migration of snow geese, tundra swans, Canadians, and a few odd ducks. Normally the visitors center is closed on Mondays and holidays and the access roads are... More 

3 Thank Clarence S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Middle Creek is a wonderful place to enjoy nature. Many people are attracted to the spectacle of the snow geese and swans. We saw deer in the fields at dusk. It is truly a wonder of nature to see thousands of these beautiful birds in the fields and on the lake. Be prepared because as the numbers of birds increase... More 

Thank 786Richard
Myerstown, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

The snow geese were early this year. The weather was beautiful and in the mid 60s (2/19/17) so we headed off to Middle Creek for our annual snow geese viewing. They did not disappoint! Saw them take flight 3 times. Early AM or Late PM is the best time to visit. I guess the weather and long weekend brought out... More 

1 Thank Mosslady53
Hershey, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately, we arrived after the museum had closed so I can't comment on that. I was told the best time to view the snow geese and tundra swans is dusk and dawn. We arrived at about 5:15pm. There was about 50,000 geese and 2,500 swans present . About 1/2 the geese were on the grassy hill between the lake and... More 

1 Thank GoSeeItMom
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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

I have wanted to visit for years to see the snow geese. Finally, took the time today to visit. Viewing the geese was breathtaking. It was so wonderful to watch gaggles take off and others land at the lake. It is possible to stop along the road and watch the geese. Also, walked to the end of Willow Point Trail.... More 

1 Thank Polly J
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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We stopped (2/18/17) looking forward to something spectacular and unfortunately what we saw the most was people and cars, all over. There were swans in the lake but we did not witness a huge migration arriving or departing.

2 Thank Lisa S
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Reviewed 10 February 2017

I often come to Middle Creek Wildlife just to get away from the rush of city life, to slow down and to observe creation. I love hiking the trails and have kayaked in the lake as well.

Thank Deb C

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