• Black-crowned Night Heron
  • Wood Duck
  • Wading Birds
  • Red-tailed Hawk
  • Long-tailed Weasel
  • American Black Duck
  • American Goldfinch
  • Friends of Wildwood Park
  • Boardwalk Trail
  • Environmental Education

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Explore Trails and Boardwalks Enjoy the Nature Center

Tucked away in the rolling hills of Central Pennsylvania, Wildwood Park is conveniently located on the edge of Harrisburg, PA.

There are endless opportunities for fun and adventure at Wildwood Park. Explore the Nature Center, walk the trails and boardwalks, ride your bike, pack a picnic lunch, watch the birds, check out the flowers and much more! There is fresh air and good times around every bend. Come and enjoy…it's fun and it's free!

What's Happening at Wildwood Park?

Photo Contest
Submit your favorite Wildwood photos!
Submissions due Nov. 30
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Art In The Wild
Visit the 15 exhibits along Wildwood Way and the Towpath Trail. Download map brochure »

People’s Choice Announced – the people have spoken
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Now accepting applications for the 2015 outdoor environmental exhibit.
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Trail & Bird Sighting Info


All trails and boardwalks are open.

October 23
An American Bittern was seen in the canal, halfway up the Towpath Trail.  This species is classified as endangered in Pennsylvania. 

October 21
Rusty Blackbirds and Purple Finches along the North Boardwalk.

October 20
Raining leaves

October 14
Several kinds of reptiles and amphibians were seen around the park this morning: Northern Brown Snake and Garter Snakes on the trails, Painted Turtles sunning on logs in the canal, and Spring Peepers calling from the trees.

October 12
The diversity of waterfowl has been increasing.  Recent sightings include: Mallard, American Black Duck, Wood Duck, American Wigeon, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, American Coot.  Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, and Belted Kingfisher have also been seen on the lake.  A flock of Rusty B
lackbirds was seen on the Towpath Trail.

October 11
A Great Horned Owl was seen near fox Run Trail.

October 3
A Barred Owl was observed in the vicinity of the nature center this morning.