Beautiful and diverse, the grounds
around are a nature-lover’s paradise.
On our parcel (about 60 acres) of Mauch Chunk Lake Park property,
you’ll find trails to explore, butterfly and bird gardens, and a
(winter only) bird feeding station. CCEEC is an officially registered
National Wildlife Federation “Backyard Habitat” example area. The one
area not to be missed is the elevated boardwalk trail, which is not
only accessible by all who visit, but best of all, takes visitors past
all of our non-releasable birds of prey.
Also available for visitors’ use are a picnic pavilion, and Clivus
Multrum (waterless composting restroom).
The area surrounding CCEEC contains many different habitat areas
including meadows, deciduous forest, wetland, lake, streams,
agricultural fields and associated transition areas. This diversity of
habitat makes for incredible wildlife watching opportunities. Foxes
(red and gray), coyotes, turkeys, weasels, squirrels, chipmunks, bears,
and deer all call the grounds around CCEEC home. And let’s not forget
the oh-so-numerous species of songbirds and raptors found in these
The trails and grounds at CCEEC are open to the public, free of charge,
from dawn until dusk, 365 days a year.