Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area

Date:   3/19     Time:  9:30 AM           Place:  Ag Center in Westminster

Suggested Itinerary

  • 9:30AM Leave Westminster
  • 9:30 – 11:30AM Drive to Middle Creek  1h 41m 80 miles
  • 11:30 – 1:00PM Drive Wildlife Loop and eat picnic lunch (3 lunch areas but no water)
  • 1:00 – 2:30 Explore Visitor Center Displays
  • 2:30 – 3:00 PM Hike 1.4 mile Conservation Trail
  • 3:00 – 4:30 Hike Middle Creek Trail or Lebanon Valley Rail Trail or …
  • 4:30 – 5:00 Drive 10 mins, 5 miles to Pretzel Hut for dinner
  • 5:00 – 6:00 Dinner at Pretzel Hut
  • 6:15 to 7:30 – Drive Wildlife trail to observe birds returning for the evening (7:17 Sunset)
  • 7:30PM Leave for Westminster
  • 9:30PM Arrive at Westminster

Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area

  • snow geese & tundra swans gather here during spring migration.  Up to 110,000 per day!
  • Best dates around 3/16 to 3/19
  • nature center
  • 1 hour 48 minutes, near Lancaster

 

Camping Options

  • Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center
    • 3.7 miles to management area
    • 2 night min
    • $6 pp per night tents
    • $169 per cabin per night for 6; up to 2 extra at $15pp per night
    • Adventure Recreation Options, like Ziplines, Teambuilding, Archery, a Paintball Obstacle Course, Geocaching, Climbing Tower, Giant Swing, and more
    • May be able to get a discount.
  • J Edward Mack Scout Reservation – tent sites & cabins may be available
    • COPES Course
    • Cabin $100 for 12 or $175 for 24
    • Tent site $40

 

 

Waterfowl Migration Updatefrom past years

 

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