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Wildwood Park

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100 Wildwood Way, Harrisburg, PA 17110-2914
+1 717-221-0292
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Great hidden little gem

This was a great place to take my kids during the week on summer vacation. They loved walking... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Lacy B
An escape from the city

We love to go to Wildwood Park to use the walking trails. It's incredibly peaceful there and you... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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Wildwood Park is located in the rolling hills of central Pennsylvania on the outskirts of downtown Harrisburg. Its 229 acres are a haven for countless species of flora and fauna centered around the 90 acre freshwater wetland. A popular three-mile loop trail encircles the park with side trails and boardwalks for a total of six miles of trails. Its attractive Olewine Nature Center features engaging exhibits on environmental education. Established in 1901, during the City Beautiful Movement, Wildwood was part of a nationwide effort to improve urban life. In 1976, the Dauphin County Commissioners assumed ownership of the property. Now managed by Dauphin County Parks and Recreation Department, Wildwood Park is one of Pennsylvania’s premier centers for environmental studies, educational opportunities and outdoor recreation. It is a cherished retreat for nature lovers, bird watchers and exercise enthusiasts.
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  • Average7%
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“nature center” (62 reviews)
“bird watching” (14 reviews)
“great nature” (8 reviews)
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100 Wildwood Way, Harrisburg, PA 17110-2914
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+1 717-221-0292
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"nature center"
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"bird watching"
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"great nature"
in 8 reviews
"highway noise"
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"mile loop"
in 12 reviews
"enjoy nature"
in 8 reviews
"large lake"
in 4 reviews
"walking trails"
in 9 reviews
"great place for a walk"
in 7 reviews
"ducks and geese"
in 3 reviews
"quiet nature"
in 3 reviews
"visitor center"
in 5 reviews
"nice walk"
in 9 reviews
"taking pictures"
in 3 reviews
"nice trail"
in 4 reviews
"paved path"
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"hands on activities"
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Reviewed yesterday

This was a great place to take my kids during the week on summer vacation. They loved walking around all the paths and seeing all the different things on the paths. We even had a deer walk up very close to us!

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Reviewed yesterday

We love to go to Wildwood Park to use the walking trails. It's incredibly peaceful there and you can truly escape the hustle and bustle (and the awful traffic and eternal road construction) of the city and surrounding areas. The nature center is wonderful for...More

Thank dkstaskin
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a beautiful park. The songs of the many birds was very relaxing. There is a wooden trail that leads to a Wet Land that is incredible. A bird watchers paradise. I would love to be able to walk this park and its different trails...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were coming home from the PA Grand Canyon and needed a place to stretch our legs. What a peaceful walk around the pond! This was a very quiet and nice 3 mile loop to stretch our legs & get out of the car for...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I discovered Wildwood Park two summers ago when I was looking for good walking trails in Harrisburg. It's a peaceful location to walk, with both hilly and flat surfaces, depending on which side of the lake you're on. You can usually see some sort of...More

Thank KCNPA
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

This is a great place to take a peaceful walk. There's a lot of nature to see along the way and no road traffic or noise other than natural sounds. With the paved path it's an easy walk, although it might seems long for some...More

Thank lbarrelet
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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Beautiful place for a walk. Dogs are welcome! We loved the boardwalk trails and the shady lookouts for a rest and drink of water. My dogs loved it! We saw egrets, deer and a chipmunk among all the birds. Can’t wait to go back!

Thank swartzj
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Very peaceful and quiet as we walked the boardwalk. The trails are amazing. They have benches to rest and listen to the nature. Fabulous place to take your dogs to get exercise and to enjoy the outdoors. There is also a place to have a...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Wildwood Park is a treasure -- a haven for nature lovers and anyone who wants to enjoy the outdoors, with many activities to choose from. Best of all, it's located immediately outside the city of Harrisburg, surrounded by interstates, so the natural getaway experiences it...More

Thank Kathy S
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Wildwood center - woodpeckers - tuffet tit mouse - robins and great sites it was in conjunction with Audubon and the Center . they provided binoculars and a lot of information.

Thank Lisa m
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Yes they do! In fact - at the main entrance they leave a bowl for the pups next to the water fountain!
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