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Always a lovely view

Have been here a few times and even on a grey day, it's lovely. They had a great festival on... read more

Reviewed August 30, 2018
Ann K
Springfield, United States
I *loved* walking through this park!

We were lucky, and the weather was perfect for taking long walks along the Susquehanna River. They... read more

Reviewed August 19, 2018
Austin, Texas
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“front street”(6 reviews)
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All reviews the river front street several miles city planners runs parallel leisurely stroll green space memorial day nice walk john harris west shore great place for a walk pedestrian bridge jog exercise benches bike
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Reviewed August 30, 2018

Have been here a few times and even on a grey day, it's lovely. They had a great festival on Memorial Day, lots of talented vendors.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ann K
Reviewed August 27, 2018

This is a 10-20 yard wide strip of land between 2 lane & pretty busy Front St & the River, with a sidewalk, some different sculptures & statues, & some exercise locations. OK for a walk if you're staying near the river. I just drive...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Peter c
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

The trail overlooks the river and has some excellent views. Is perfect for walking, running, biking, or whatever activity you have in mind. Gets fairly busy on weekends and the evening in the summer so you have to be extra careful if in wheels not...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Gernald10
Reviewed August 19, 2018

We were lucky, and the weather was perfect for taking long walks along the Susquehanna River. They have an amazing variety of flowers growing along it, and there's fascinating wildlife, also. This was my first time to see groundhogs in the wild - how cool!...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank sablatt
Reviewed August 17, 2018

We must have walked along the paths 5 or 6 times in our 2 days in Harrisburg - both to get to places as well as to take a nice evening walk.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank AlixSlade
Reviewed August 6, 2018

I love going to the park for some quick exercise, meditation, relaxation. It is well maintained and very serene :)

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Rachel E
Reviewed July 29, 2018

Whether training for a marathon, as I did in 1982, or just taking a Saturday morning leisurely stroll along the beautiful and majestic Susquehanna River river-front promenade, as my wife and I did two months ago, whether you are a nature lover (as my wife...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Yitzchak M
Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

Tucked between the bustle of Harrisburg (come on, Philadelphians, Harrisburg does bustle) and the Susquehanna River, this walk has plenty to see, but the river—which is why John Harris, Sr. started a ferry business here gives a connection to that time.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank amosesq
Reviewed July 8, 2018

Harrisburg is a river city. Riverfront park places you between the river and the city. Come for an early morning stroll, a romantic evening walk as the sun sets, or a day downtown for one of the many festivals along the Susquehanna. Kudos to the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank explorer_md
Reviewed May 29, 2018

Improved maintenance, plantings and river views make this a pleasant stroll that you can take at your own pace. Let's not pretend there's anything spectacular, awe-inspiring or even breath-taking about the vistas, but most of the views of the West Shore are serene. The grazing...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Emily L
March 8, 2017|
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Response from Anonymouswriter1968 | Reviewed this property |
City Island is free if there's no event (baseball games, etc). Otherwise there's metered parking that accepts debit/credit cards.
Martha A
June 26, 2016|
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Response from sacammack | Reviewed this property |
I typically park at city island to avoid using meters, plus it gives you a great excuse to go across the walking bridge a few times. There are quite a few restaurants on second street downtown, but the best place would... More