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  • Red-tailed Hawk
  • Long-tailed Weasel
  • American Black Duck
  • American Goldfinch
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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?

Visit the Olewine Nature Center this winter!
New books have been added to the Children’s Library.
Two new photography exhibits are on display.

Scout Workshop schedule for 2015
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Winter Lecture Series: Keystone Conservationists
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Donate used books to support the Friends of Wildwood’s Used Book Sale
This year’s sale will be during Wetlands Festival on Saturday, April 25.
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Wildwood Park announces Day Camps for Summer, 2015!
Now accepting registrations.
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Trail & Bird Sighting Info


All trails and boardwalks are open. Snow covers all trails. 

January 29
Bluebirds were seen in front of the Olewine Nature Center this morning.

January 23
Tracks in the snow include: red fox, mink, raccoon, gray squirrel, white-tailed deer and a small mouse-sized rodent. There are two muskrat huts that can be seen from the north end of the lake and a third is near the north end of the East Shore Trail.

January 21
More than a dozen individuals of three species, Northern Cardinal, White-throated Sparrow and American Goldfinch, are clustered around the feeders as the snow falls. Smaller numbers of other species are present as well: Tufted Titmouse, Chickadee sp., Dark-eyed Junco, Mourning Dove, Red-winged Blackbird, House Finch, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, and Red-bellied Woodpecker.

January 14
The feeders are busy today.  There are 20 male and 14 female Northern Cardinals here along with many White-throated Sparrows and Dark-eyed Juncos.

January 9
There were four woodpecker species at the feeders today; Downy, Hairy, Red-bellied and Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.

January 6
Two Tree Sparrows were seen on the bird feeders behind the nature center this afternoon.