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    • Counties: Chester County
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    About Marsh Creek Reservoir
    Located in Chester County, Pennsylvania

    Marsh Creek Lake is a 575-acre lake located in Chester County, Pennsylvania. It is 37 miles outside of Philadelphia and 121 miles southwest of New York City.

    The closest major airport is Philadelphia International, 38 miles southeast, just outside of the city. Urgent care can be provided at Paoli Hospital, 15 miles southeast in Paoli, Pennsylvania.

    Fantastic restaurants surround Marsh Creek Lake, like Epicurean Garage, Montesano Bros Trattoria & Catering, Bloom Southern Kitchen, and Brickside Grille.

    Nestled in a State Park

    This lake is nestled in a highly-rated state park of the same name. An endless amount of outdoor fun is at your disposal here!

    There are many classic park activities to do here, like mountain biking and hiking. Birdwatching is popular during the spring and fall waterfowl migrations.

    Non-electric boats are not allowed, so many take up sailboating as the lake offers great terrain and consistent winds to take advantage of. Another interesting watersport, or ice sport, allowed here is iceboating.

    Marsh Creek supports excellent warm water species of fish. Anglers can expect to find largemouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, panfish, and muskellunge. Some anglers have reported catching up to 40-inch tiger muskies.

    Local Entertainment

    Only 18 miles south, you will find the beautiful Longwood Gardens! This highly-rated attraction features a collection of flora and fauna that could rival the Hanging Gardens of Babylon.

    Besides their gardens and fountains, events are hosted here year-round, like music concerts, educational seminars on gardening, and tours!

    Treehouse World in nearby West Chester is a fantastic place to take the kids. This amusement center set in a forest offers visitors treehouse play places, zip lines, bungee trampolines, and more!

    The American Helicopter Museum is a premier location to learn about helicopters. With over 35 examples on display, this museum tells its visitors not only about the history of these rotary-wing vehicles but about the technical challenges of creating them.

    Visit Philadelphia

    Beyond its historical significance, Philadelphia has more than meets the eye. Visit the iconic Rocky statue. Built in honor of Sylvester Stallone’s “Rocky III,” this statue makes for a great photo opportunity.

    The Liberty Bell is a must-see historical destination, but the lesser-known Independence Hall bears similar significance. Independence Hall is where the Declaration of Independence was signed and was the starting place for America’s Revolution against England.

    After a long day in the city, grab a bite to eat at the 127-year old Reading Terminal Market. Even if Philadelphia Cheesesteak isn’t your cup of tea, this market offers a variety of snacks and cuisine.

    Some local favorites are roasted pork sandwiches, roast duck, Amish-style soft pretzels, and Amish-style rotisserie chicken.

    A Perfect Lake for Anyone Seeking Pennsylvania's Finest

    If you’re looking to immerse yourself in everything this outdoor paradise has to offer, then take a look at Marsh Creek Lake. It may just be the location of your next lake home!