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Center Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-4pm | Trail's Hours: Daily dawn-dusk | Closed Holidays »

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

4/13/2019 - 10/31/2019
Art In The Wild 2019: Exhibit Opens

7/28/2019 - 11/30/2019
Wildwood Photography Contest

7/28/2019 - 1/21/2020
Call to the Artist

CANCELED Webelos: Into The Woods

Fall Foliage Hike at Detweiler park

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Night at the Nature Center
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Why is the lake so shallow?
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Trail & Bird Sighting Info

October 15

Great Egrets remain near the Lake Mud Flats and Towpath Trail.

October 11

All trails are open.

October 10

The Towpath Trail [along Industrial Road] will be CLOSED from 7:00 am - 1:30 pm for trail maintenance. Please excuse the inconvenience and plan your walk/run accordingly. 


October 10

There are Persimmons a plenty on the Towpath Trail. A beautiful orange fall fruit.


October 1

Signs of Fall Migration have been seen and heard around the Nature Center and North Boardwalk. Least Flycatcher, Eastern Phoebe, Cedar Waxwing, Scarlet Tanager, Tufted Titmouse, Red-eyed Vireo, American Redstart, Swamp Sparrow, American Crow, and Blue Jay to name a few. 

September 26

Mallards, Green-winged Teals, Blue-winged Teals, American Wigeon, and American Black Ducks have been seen around the Lake. 

September 23
Wood Ducks frequenting Paxton Creek areas.  Early morning is the best time to search for migrating songbirds.

September 15
A Red-headed Woodpecker was seen along Wildwood Way Trail, a unique sighting for park visitors.