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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 in nature

I love going to Wildwood park for a quick stroll or a longer walk with my dogs. They enjoy the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Nature walk

Good place to start exercising! Take a break from it all and clear you head with a nice casual walk... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
Dauphin, 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 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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  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“nature center” (60 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

I love going to Wildwood park for a quick stroll or a longer walk with my dogs. They enjoy the paths and smells of nature. Usually very quiet with a few other nature lovers on the path. Benches are spread around the lake for taking...More

Thank gb-harrisburg
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Good place to start exercising! Take a break from it all and clear you head with a nice casual walk through the wetlands with scenic surroundings and obscurely placed creative artworks. The artwork is new to the park and adds an interesting perspective to the...More

Thank rsvenneri
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Been coming here for years with our dogs. Great place for a walk. Lots of vegetation and the right amount of hills. Highly recommend.

Thank smitty5952
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

So highly recommend this hike! Park is just too beautiful - and the Arts in the Park were just icing on the cake!

Thank Golfnutz72
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Perfect spot for fall walks in the woods or along the boardwalks. Nature center offers free exhibits and hands-on activities for young children. Be sure to catch the bird-watching window.

Thank annemargaret1
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Three mile walking path provides tons of beauty, deer, birds, ducks, and geese galore. Safe whether you are alone or with family/friends. Great way to unwind after a long day of work.

Thank maryjom231
Reviewed 2 October 2017

This was my first experience at that Wildwood Park, near the HAAC campus that I liked. Very nice scenery with a few encounters with wildlife (ducks and geese). Along the way, you will experience artwork or sculptures that have been placed out in the woods...More

Thank Benzboy06
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Nice park with good, well kept trails & a good shelter with a grill & benches. Went with several friends to catch some time outside. It's right across from an industrial area, but is easy to get to & really nice.

Thank RahimP_1977
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

This place offers a walking of surrounded by nature. The lake, the trees and all the birds and other wildlife make this a peaceful and relaxing environment. You can visit the nature center or not. There are currently art installations made of natural materials that...More

Thank chazcav
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Had a really nice time here with the kids. There's a nice picnic area and a great viewing area where you can watch the birds eat. The Nature Center had a lot of exhibits perfect for different age groups that did a good job explaining...More

Thank GR_FamilyTraveler
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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!