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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 place for a walk with your dogs

Beautiful place for a walk. Dogs are welcome! We loved the boardwalk trails and the shady lookouts... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
swartzj
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Central Pa.
via mobile
Peaceful

Very peaceful and quiet as we walked the boardwalk. The trails are amazing. They have benches to... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2018
Michelle S
via mobile
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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)
“mile loop” (12 reviews)
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100 Wildwood Way, Harrisburg, PA 17110-2914
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"nature center"
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"bird watching"
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"mile loop"
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"great nature"
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"highway noise"
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"enjoy nature"
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"large lake"
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"ducks and geese"
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"quiet nature"
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"visitor center"
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"walking trails"
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"great place for a walk"
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"nice walk"
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"taking pictures"
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"nice trail"
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"hands on activities"
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"urban area"
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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 10 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

1  Thank Michelle S
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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 3 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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Reviewed 18 February 2018

My family and I really enjoyed our trip to this park. The nature walk was excellent and we all really liked exploring the visitors center. They had a great place for children and even a bird watching area that you could just sit and watch...More

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Reviewed 30 January 2018

For being in the middle of Harrisburg, this is a great wildlife viewing area. I have great memories of visiting on field trips and during summer break.

Thank Rachel L
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

Great loop around the pond / wetlands with a number of side trails as well. The main loop is paved and easily accommodates strollers or wheelchairs. (Side trails are not paved.) Plenty of wildlife if you look for it. Saw a mink here once. Large...More

Thank Stacey P
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful place! Tons of paths and trails into the “Park“ with tons of different plants trees and animals. Cute little resource center with A “Museum” about different animals and birds you could see there. They also provide binoculars to sit by a huge...More

Thank Stephanie S
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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Excellent for kids and a short hike. We were lucky enough to be there on a day they were tagging ruby throated hummingbirds. Watching them cleverly capture these fantastic birds was sensational. Of course, only permitted folks were permitted to hold and release. However, boys...More

Thank Jeffrey E
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Wildwood Park offers about 5 miles of trails close to the City of Harrisburg. My favorite trail is a flat 2 mile (up and back) trail that uses part of the old Pennsylvania Canal. Ths is a great place to experience a relaxing, scenic walk....More

Thank jcapita
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Jennifer H
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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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