We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Message from Tripadvisor: Temporarily closed

Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area

136 Reviews
Sorry, there are no tours or activities available to book online for the date(s) you selected. Please choose a different date.
Message from Tripadvisor: Temporarily closed

Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area

136 Reviews
Sorry, there are no tours or activities available to book online for the date(s) you selected. Please choose a different date.
136Reviews9Q&A
Traveller rating
  • 110
  • 23
  • 3
  • 0
  • 0
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
ruprid48 wrote a review Mar 2020
Reading, Pennsylvania24 contributions31 helpful votes
had heard/seen many stories about the area, so got a few friends to take a drive and check it out. Amazing sight to see and so close to home. Lot of walking if you want to get closer to birds. But worth the drive.
Read more
Date of experience: February 2020
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
PaleoGypsy wrote a review Feb 2020
Reading, Pennsylvania1,939 contributions472 helpful votes
+1
If you enjoy being outside and interacting with nature, you may discover how much you love the Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area. Located 25-30 minutes from the Pennsylvania Turnpike (or Route 422), you will travel on the meandering and country roads to your destination of rural Lebanon County. These rural routes consist of paved and unpaved roads, Mennonite buggies, sharp turns, blind hills, impaired people signs, and slow speed limits exist here. If you are accustomed to visiting places with a heavy retail and restaurant area, you may want to avoid this area altogether if you find nature to be underwhelming. This is because you will not find those food and retail reinforcements in this immediate area. Bring your own food and water. Bring along a bag to pack out the trash. Binoculars and scopes are useful here. A camera with a zoom lens is a must. Dogs are allowed. NO DRONES. Be mindful that you are enjoying nature alongside the Mennonite population. Out of respect, AVOID taking photos of them. This is a popular destination for birdwatching, especially February and March. Go to the web site and look at the live web cam centering on the migration of the snow geese, tundra swans, and Canadian geese. The Willow Point Trail is where you may access a close view of these birds. The best time to go is during the sunrise and sunset. Enjoy looking at the multiple lift-offs. Be prepared to walk a couple of miles to get to this destination, as parking is limited. Port-a-potties are available, as are picnic tables and a pavilion. During February and March, THOUSANDS of birdwatchers are going to descend upon the scene. This is an opportunity for you to deepen your knowledge of birds. Many videos centering on the migration are found on You Tube as well. The driving route opens in March. The Visitor’s Center is beautiful and informative.
Read more
Date of experience: February 2020
Helpful
Share
Hawkshoe wrote a review Feb 2020
Pennsylvania1,851 contributions199 helpful votes
We ventured out to see the snow geese, opting for the sunrise option. Despite the cold temperatures, the experience did not disappoint. I look forward to going back and doing some hiking in the warmer weather.
Read more
Date of experience: February 2020
Helpful
Share
Jolina E wrote a review Feb 2020
Woodbridge, New Jersey63 contributions4 helpful votes
+1
Must visit place for bird viewing especially snow geese I took a ride to Middle Creek Wildlif Area to see the snow geese. I have heard of this place but WOW! A half mile away in the parking lot and all you can hear is their LOUD honking. Then ONE EAGLE flies close and around 65,000 snow geese are off in a tizzy. It was insane to have 65,000 geese all taking off at once. I was there later than I wanted so I will need to do a revisit.
Read more
Date of experience: February 2020
Helpful
Share
BlueHero wrote a review Feb 2020
New Jersey236 contributions206 helpful votes
+1
The scene is to see to believe. I am glad to cross one more item off my bucket list of Pennsylvania. We visited on a sunny day during the President's Day long weekend of 2020. The site is very approachable, although a crowd is expected. We arrived around 430pm and the light from sunset made the scene even more beautiful. I am glad to bring along my super zoom lens, and took lots of pictures and a few videos. Highly recommended.
Read more
Date of experience: February 2020
Helpful
Share
Previous