• Black-crowned Night Heron
  • Wood Duck
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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?

Photo Contest
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Submissions due Nov. 30
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Art In The Wild
Now accepting applications for the 2015 outdoor environmental exhibit.
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Trail & Bird Sighting Info


All trails and boardwalks are open.

November 13
Muskrats have built a lodge at the north end of the lake.  Look carefully, it is hidden in the aquatic plants. 
An American Bittern is still being seen at the north end of the park, sometimes in the canal, sometimes in the lake. 

November 5
Ducks continue to increase in number and variety. In addition to previously noted species, today's sightings included Gadwal and a female Ruddy Duck.   
An immature Red-tailed Hawk and an Eastern Screech Owl have been seen numerous times in the park. 
Check for Winter Wrens along the boardwalks. One was singing Tuesday evening. 

November 4
Trees at the north end of the park are showing brilliant colors. Check out the hill along Wildwood Way and Tall Timbers Trail. 

November 3
This morning, a female Common Merganser was seen on the lake, along with approximately 26 American Coot, Northern Shovelers, Mallards, Wood Ducks, and American Black Ducks. An American Bittern took off from the shore by the Towpath and flew over the lake. Other sightings included 3 Great Blue Herons, Downy Woodpeckers, Eastern Bluebirds, Tufted Titmouse, Chickadee spp., House Finch, and American Robin.

October 31
Along the North Boardwalk: young white-tail doe and button buck.
Along Wildwood Way: six-point buck and Red-tailed Hawk.
On the lake: Great Blue Heron, Green-winged Teal, Mallard, American Black Duck, Northern Pintail, American Wigeon, American Coot, Wood Duck, Belted Kingfisher.
Throughout the park: White-throated Sparrows singing.
At the feeders: Dark-eyed Junco