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  • American Black Duck
  • American Goldfinch
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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

11/4/2014 - 4/18/2015
Donate Nature Books to Friends of Wildwood

12/16/2014 - 1/18/2015
Photography Contest Display

Natural Ornaments

12/27/2014 - 12/28/2014
Meet a Naturalist: Animals in Winter

Winter Lecture Series: Keystone Conservationists

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Photo Contest
All photos will be exhibited in the nature center
December 16 - January 18.

Awards will be announced at the reception on
January 4 from 1 pm to 3 pm.

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Art In The Wild
Now accepting applications for the 2015 outdoor environmental exhibit.
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Winter Lecture Series: Keystone Conservationists
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Trail & Bird Sighting Info


All trails and boardwalks are open.

December 17
Muskrats have constructed 2 huts in the north end of the lake.  One can be seen from the paved trail near the north spillway.  The other is at the north end of the East Shore Trail.  Muskrats construct their huts from plant material like cattails and lotus stems, so they are very well camouflaged.  After a light snow, these mounded huts are more visible because the shape stands out from the surrounding vegetation.

November 26
Wild Turkeys have been seen in the woods on the east side of the park. 

November 25
Seen this morning on a walk around the park:  Mallards, Gadwall, many American Coots, American Black Ducks, Northern Shovelers, Northern Pintail, Canada Geese, four Great Blue Herons, two Red-tailed Hawks, one Cooper's Hawk, Eastern Bluebirds, Cedar Waxwings, American Robins, and Golden-crowned Kinglets.