Wildwood Park

Wildwood Park, Harrisburg: Address, Phone Number, Wildwood Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Wildwood Park
4.5
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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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Margarita
8 contributions
Privacy not there
May 2021
The guys who live in here infringe on your privacy. I mean, the people who call this park home will not give you any privacy at all. And smells of urine. Botanists will be happy here. We were just not impressed.
Written 2 June 2021
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DLP
New Jersey1,653 contributions
Easy Nature trails
Apr 2021
You would not even know you were in a city, except for the far off sounds of cars. The park is so peaceful and serene. The trails are easy, especially the boardwalk by the water. There are some art displays along the one trail that are just as enjoyable to view as the nature and wildlife.
Written 28 April 2021
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Rochelle F
Randolph, NJ560 contributions
Great park for a walk and bird watching
Nov 2020
We needed to get out of the car and decided to stop to do a walk. We hiked all around the park and it was beautiful. There is lots of bird watching opps here and we will return with binoculars on our next trip. It is very peaceful and beautiful and not far from the highway so easy to stop and then continue onward.
Written 26 February 2021
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Cindy R
Harrisburg, PA199 contributions
Nice place to walk
Mar 2020 • Solo
This is a great place to walk and enjoy the pond and wooded areas. There are some hills on the backside so you can gets some good cardio. It is part paved and part gravel. Strollers wouldn’t be a problem. There is a decent amount of parking at the entrance and also up by the visitors building. There is a restroom at the entrance.
Written 22 March 2020
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Mary R
Harrisburg, PA6 contributions
Best walking path!
Mar 2020 • Friends
Wildwood park has the best nature experience as well as relaxation for the mind. You’ll see birds turtles and even might see a snake!
Written 5 March 2020
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Dancing Monkeys Photo
Lancaster, PA14 contributions
Awesome place for photographing birds
Aug 2019
For me, I love coming here to photograph birds. There are so many different types. On top of that, there are other animal species.

The trails are also nice for walking.
Written 16 December 2019
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W F C
Harrisburg, PA269 contributions
Wonderful hike
Jul 2019
Beautiful and relaxing park, where you can walk or just sit under a tree to readand enjoiy nature.......
Written 15 September 2019
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Toby G
123 contributions
A real gem in a corner of the city
Jul 2019
A fine place for a walk along a well maintained trail, with nice views of the lake,
the birds, and other wildlife.
Written 10 August 2019
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Molly K
6 contributions
Beautiful in every season
Aug 2019
We live nearby, and visit Wildwood often, because it's always different, always beautiful in a new way. You can walk up and back the towpath for a 2-mile walk, or make the whole circle if you have more time. It's definitely worth it to walk out on the boardwalk to the duck blinds. The only drawback is the sounds of route 81 nearby.
Written 7 August 2019
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Wrestling-wanderer
Harrisburg, PA9 contributions
Great Nature Programs, Helpful Volunteers
Apr 2019 • Family
We went to the recent Wetlands festival, must have been many hundreds of people. Lots of activities and knowledgeable naturalists. Fun for all, and no cost! Kids had a great time communing with nature, and getting away from their electronics for a few hours. May spark some real interest in the outdoors.
Written 7 May 2019
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