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Review of Wildwood Park

Wildwood Park
Ranked #4 of 55 things to do in Harrisburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed August 12, 2013

I recommend it if u are planning to stay for more than 4 nights in this city, if less no dont go there because the are better places to try. I went there with my family. Yes we liked it but not much

1  Thank Sa S
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

Wildwood is a wonderful place just north of Harrisburg. The trails are wonderful for seeing all types of wildlife and 90% of them are under shade so the stroll around the lake is wonderful on even a hot day.

Thank Paul-Gary
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

This is a great place to go for a hike or a walk. There are several trails to choose from and a nature center with information about wildlife that has restroom facilities and snacks for sale. On our hike (we were there for 2.5 hours) we came across many birds and snakes (non-venomous). It was a lot of fun and the best thing- it is free!

2  Thank bistromomma
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Reviewed May 21, 2013

It's a very wooded area with a wetland in the middle. Very nice bark path around the park making it a fabulous place for a run.

Thank Mary H
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Reviewed April 29, 2013

If you are looking for a nice place to walk, run, bike, or spend time watching birds, this is a good pick. I run with a group of folks and this is one of the locations that we pick from time to time. There is a nice three mile loop around the lake (complete with some rolling hills) for the runner, walker or biker to enjoy. The lake has plenty of birds and you will often see folks there taking pictures or simply watching. The nature center there is worth visiting too. It is conveniently close to major roads as well and there is plenty of parking.

2  Thank Raymond R
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