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Wildwood Park

#4 of 55 things to do in Harrisburg Features Animals
100 Wildwood Way, Harrisburg, PA 17110-2914
+1 717-221-0292
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Great views of the flowers in full bloom! All kind of birds and other wildlife to see! Fairly easy... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
James B
via mobile
Nice walk

Several nice walks along the marshland. Sounds of highway make it less than tranquil. Often quite... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Salvatore M
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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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  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“nature center” (57 reviews)
“bird watching” (12 reviews)
“mile loop” (12 reviews)
100 Wildwood Way, Harrisburg, PA 17110-2914
+1 717-221-0292
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great views of the flowers in full bloom! All kind of birds and other wildlife to see! Fairly easy walk about 3.5 miles total. Gets a little hilly around the gift shop.

Thank James B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Several nice walks along the marshland. Sounds of highway make it less than tranquil. Often quite a few people out and about walking. Lots of birds.

Thank Salvatore M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Wildwood Park for the first time (6 August 2017). Lovely place in an area I would not have expected. Too bad about the noise from the cars and truck from the nearby roads. I couldn't walk some of the trails, as it had...More

Thank mjpileggi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to wild wood park on multiple occasions. Most recently was with my wife and child for her healthcare walk for work that she does a few times a year. Even though the park is surrounded by a major road and highway it really...More

Thank Dan A
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

It is a very nice place for kids to learn about nature.Very nice walking paths and lots of birds.It is well worth visiting at least once.

Thank DallasCowboysrule1
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

My family went to the park twice in the past few weeks. We have 2 small children and they enjoy exploring on all of the nature trails and looking for animals. It's great exercise for the whole family too. We packed a picnic lunch and...More

Thank natschock
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Great place to walk , take your children or grandchildren . Olewine nature center located in the park has hands on activities for children . Walking trails and places to stop and observe nature .

Thank fmsnow
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Great spot for going on a simple walk on the Towpath, checking out nature or doing the loop around the lake for a 5k. We're there regularly.

Thank Eogan D
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Wildwood Park is a bucolic setting to get away from city traffic and noise. They have a beautiful trail to walk, bike or run. Most of the trail is paved and depending on the direction you go it can be challenging with some elevation changes....More

1  Thank David R
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Great natural location in the middle of a large urban area. Walkways take you through different settings.

Thank Courthouse067
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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!