The Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area, just south of Kleinfeltersville, is usually a springtime destination for many thanks to its massive geese gatherings — but it’s no less appealing in the fall.
All photos by Will Trostel.
Want proof? Just check out these pictures LebTown captured of the lake and surrounding trails on a cool October day.
Middle Creek encompasses a whopping 6,254-acre parcel of land in both Lebanon and Lancaster Counties. It’s the creation of the Pennsylvania Game Commission, who began developing the area in the 1960s after it was selected as the best candidate for a new waterfowl management and hunting area. The biggest lake in the area is the result of a dam finished in late 1971.
The Middle Creek Visitors Center offers information and exhibits on the area’s wildlife and ecosystem. Also closed for the fall and winter months is the north section of the Tour Road route that travels clockwise around the lake. However, the other public trails and areas, including the Willow Point pavilion, are still open.
Editor’s note: This article was reported during the COVID-19 pandemic. At that time, the visitors center was closed. However, we have updated the article to reflect that the visitors center is now open, so as to prevent confusion.
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