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Wildwood Park

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A relaxing walk to see nature and visit the nature lodge.

The walking trail is great and well maintained. We saw a lot of different birds including a oriel... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robert D
Harrisburg, United States
Visit the nature center, shop the small gift store, stroll the three mile lake loop;

Plenty of birds to watch on the lake and in the woods. Cute little free Nature Center with hands on... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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...more
100 Wildwood Way, Harrisburg, PA 17110-2914
+1 717-221-0292
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The walking trail is great and well maintained. We saw a lot of different birds including a oriel nest by the entrance. The people at the nature lodge are great and ready to answer any questions. The walk around the park is both educational and...More

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Plenty of birds to watch on the lake and in the woods. Cute little free Nature Center with hands on displays, indoor bird watching station, kids activities, and awesome crawl-through tree. Three mile long loop of paved trail around the lake, plus some boardwalks through...More

Thank 32happycamper2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you like silence and walking trip-this is place for you. I apreciate the experts,who work here-profesional and friendly.

Thank Dragostina
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We take our dog there pretty frequently and he loves it. It's a nice 3 mile walk around the nature preserve. There are some side trails also if you want to do more. Keep your car locked though! A coworker had some credit cards stolen...More

Thank Jeff G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice and very peaceful place to take the family on a walk out around lake. Very clean and neat birds to see.

Thank Ted T
Reviewed October 10, 2018

This was easy to locate right off the expressway and we visited around 9-10 AM during the week There are three parking areas with some shaded parking. The area has several trails (1/4 mi. to 2 miles) to walk with varied distances and levels of...More

Thank L H
Reviewed September 16, 2018

My daughter and I went to Wildwood Park just after some major rainfall. And although some of the boardwalks were closed for safety, we saw the park in a beautiful light. The trails are well maintained and marked. The folks at the visitor center are...More

Thank katywanders
Reviewed August 27, 2018

It will take a bit to get used to the noise but the sights of waterfowl and turtles is worth it. Plus, the guides are excellent and the hidden art work is a wonderful surprize.

Thank Pamela H
Reviewed August 20, 2018

I visited this park during a vacation to Harrisburg. I visited with my two sons and a friend. There are a number of trails for walking. The park is attractive and free!! The nature center is geared towards young children, so my 12 and 14...More

Thank JPMaranto
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

We took 4 kids (8 and 12 year olds) and 2 dogs. There was a main trail that was paved and several boardwalk style paths. We found more of a nature trail. It was muddy but lots of fun!

Thank 538davinah
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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!