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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!

What's Happening at Wildwood Park?

Art In The Wild Exhibit Opens April 11
Kick off Art In The Wild with an evening lecture and a nature art workshop.
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Wildwood Wetlands Festival April 25
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Attention Teachers:
Outdoor Learning Day on May 19

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2015 Friends of Wildwood Photo Contest
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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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Trail & Bird Sighting Info


All trails and boardwalks are open.

March 24
On Wildwood Lake: 7 Great Blue Herons, 2 Great Egrets, Canada Geese, Mallards, Northern Pintails, Gadwall, American Black Ducks, Wood Ducks and a large flock of gulls. 
Eastern B
luebirds checked out a nest box in the meadow.

March 23
A Great Egret was seen on the lake today.

March 21
On the lake there was a large group of Tundra Swans, around 37, and 2 Great Blue Herons. Duck species: Gadwall, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, Wood Duck, Mallard, and American Black Duck.

March 20
The first day of spring brought a Common Grackle to Wildwood, as well as snow. 

March 18
Skunk Cabbage is starting to emerge along Fox Run Trail and near the first shelter on the North Boardwalk. 

March 17
New species show up daily in March!  Today, there were 10 Tundra Swans and 6 American Wigeon on the lake.  An adult Bald Eagle flew overhead and Painted Turtles basked on logs in the canal.

March 16
A walk on the east shore trail: 3 Hooded Mergansers, 2 Common Mergansers, 6 Northern Pintail, Gadwall, Mallards, American Black Ducks and Canada Geese.  Several pairs of wood ducks were sitting in the trees; Northern Flickers were calling; American Robins were active.  Three White-tailed Deer were also seen.  

March 15
An Eastern Garter Snake was seen on the East Shore Trail this afternoon.

March 13
A Ring-necked Duck and a pair of Hooded Mergansers were at the north end of the lake. Muskrat in the canal. Wood Turtle in Paxton Creek. 

March 12
Tree Swallows have returned to Wildwood.  On the lake, there were 11 Wood Ducks, Gadwall, Mallards, American Black Ducks, and a male Common Merganser.

March 11
An American Coot was on Wildwood Lake.

March 10
Five Gadwall were seen at the mouth of Paxton Creek.

March 9
In the open water of the lake there were 8 Mallards, 6 American Black Ducks and 2 Canada Geese. A flock of Rusty Blackbirds was seen near the North Boardwalk.

March 7
A Gray C
atbird and Hermit Thrush were seen from the East Shore Trail.

March 5
Three White-tailed Deer made their way through the deep snow near the Delta Boardwalk.  Many birds are eating at the feeders as the snow continues to fall.