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“Nice Easter Morning Walk”
Review of Wildwood Park

Wildwood Park
Ranked #4 of 54 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.
Downingtown, Pennsylvania
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Nice Easter Morning Walk”
Reviewed April 21, 2014

Pretty park. Just wished their sinange was better. My husband and two kids found ourselves walking a path around the lake to nowhere. Had to turn around and go back the way we came. A bit dispappointing.

Visited March 2014
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“oasis from the city”
Reviewed April 17, 2014

this is a great park, you'd hardly know that you were right off of highway 81. great walkways through the park, and a terrific information center

Visited February 2014
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Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
119 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 291 helpful votes
“Nice park, nothing special”
Reviewed April 4, 2014

It was an enjoyable walk, but no special views. The interstate traffic noise could be heard along the entire trail, and there were large warehouses bordering the area. Everything was so barren right now. It might be nicer when things are in bloom. I am sure it is great for bird-watching. The Nature Center is nice, but again, nothing special. The park is well maintained.

Visited April 2014
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Middletown, Pennsylvania
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Wildwood Park”
Reviewed April 2, 2014

Kids had a great time. Weather was good that day. Want to go back late spring or earlysummer when things are green.

Visited March 2014
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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
1 review
“Great Family Fun”
Reviewed March 16, 2014

With different hiking trails available and some bird blinds this is a perfect place to hike and get back to nature with some bird watching. The park offers different activities, has some picnic areas as well. The Nature Center is also great for the younger kids as well as the older kids.

Visited March 2014
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