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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!

Upcoming Events

4/9/2016 - 10/31/2016
Art In The Wild OPEN

4/20/2016 - 11/30/2016
Wildwood Photography Contest

10/20/2016 - 10/21/2016
Wildwood's Magical Trail

Capital Area Greenbelt: Past, Present, and Future

Kids Discover!

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Wildwood Scout Programs

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What's Happening at Wildwood Park?

Wildwood announces scout programs for 2017
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Wildwood's Magical Trail
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Now Accepting Photos for the 2016 Photography Contest
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Photography Workshops
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Art In The Wild Exhibit Open
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2017: Call to Artists | Application

Wildwood Lake Restoration Feasibility Study
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Trail & Bird Sighting Info


October 21
A Rusty Blackbird was seen with Red-winged Blackbirds.
Leaves are reaching the peak of color at Wildwood. The Towpath Trail has bright red dogwoods and Virginia Creeper, mauve Persimmon Trees and rusty red Pin Oaks. Tall Timbers Trail is particularly beautiful with orange Sugar Maple leaves on one side of the creek and a variety of yellow trees on the other.

October 18
Shorebirds are in the mudflats at the south end of the lake. Look for Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs, Long-billed Dowitcher, Killdeer, and Wilson's Snipe. Other species are possible during migration. Northern Shovelers, Blue-winged Teal and Green-winged Teal are passing through on migration.

October 12
Leaves are starting to turn. Look for red Virginia Creeper vines, yellow Poison Ivy, red/orange Pin Oak, and yellow Tulip Poplar. Both Virginia Creeper and Poison Ivy have berries that are eaten by birds.

October 11
A Dark-eyed Junco was seen near the nature center

September 26
An immature Red-tailed Hawk was watching birds at the feeders this afternoon.

September 21
Reports of hatchling Snapping Turtles have been coming in this week.

September 20
Look for the yellow daisy-like flowers of Wingstem blooming throughout the wetland.