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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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Extraordinary Hiking Park

So highly recommend this hike! Park is just too beautiful - and the Arts in the Park were just... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Golfnutz72
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Hernando, Florida
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Wetlands in the City

Perfect spot for fall walks in the woods or along the boardwalks. Nature center offers free... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
annemargaret1
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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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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  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“nature center” (60 reviews)
“bird watching” (12 reviews)
“mile loop” (12 reviews)
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100 Wildwood Way, Harrisburg, PA 17110-2914
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So highly recommend this hike! Park is just too beautiful - and the Arts in the Park were just icing on the cake!

Thank Golfnutz72
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect spot for fall walks in the woods or along the boardwalks. Nature center offers free exhibits and hands-on activities for young children. Be sure to catch the bird-watching window.

Thank annemargaret1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Three mile walking path provides tons of beauty, deer, birds, ducks, and geese galore. Safe whether you are alone or with family/friends. Great way to unwind after a long day of work.

Thank maryjom231
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first experience at that Wildwood Park, near the HAAC campus that I liked. Very nice scenery with a few encounters with wildlife (ducks and geese). Along the way, you will experience artwork or sculptures that have been placed out in the woods...More

Thank Benzboy06
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Nice park with good, well kept trails & a good shelter with a grill & benches. Went with several friends to catch some time outside. It's right across from an industrial area, but is easy to get to & really nice.

Thank RahimP_1977
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

This place offers a walking of surrounded by nature. The lake, the trees and all the birds and other wildlife make this a peaceful and relaxing environment. You can visit the nature center or not. There are currently art installations made of natural materials that...More

Thank chazcav
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Had a really nice time here with the kids. There's a nice picnic area and a great viewing area where you can watch the birds eat. The Nature Center had a lot of exhibits perfect for different age groups that did a good job explaining...More

Thank GR_FamilyTraveler
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Wildwood sits between a busy highway and an industrial area, but when you are there it all seems far away. Well maintained walking trails offer an escape and some easy excercise. The full circle is almost three miles but there are shorter trails. Wildwood center...More

Thank moonmama55
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Wildwood Park is our go-to place for a Sunday stroll. Walk through the woods, through the wetlands (on a dry wooden path), and see numerous species of birds. The park has some built-in telescopes, but bring your own binoculars for the best experience. Bug spray...More

Thank David D
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Wildwood Park really is a hidden gem of a find in Harrisburg, PA with so many gorgeous waterfront trails where lots of Snowy White Egrets and Blue Herons can be spotted as well as turtles basking in the sun on logs, bunnies in the grassy...More

Thank Donna S
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Jennifer H
17 August 2016|
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Response from Tara04002 | Reviewed this property |
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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