Wildwood Park1016 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 07:30 pm]
- Address: 100 Wildwood Way Harrisburg, PA 17110, 17110, United States
- Timings: 08:30 am - 07:30 pm Details
- Phone: +1-7172210292
- Fax: +1-7172210318
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Trail, Park, Family And Kids, Landmarks, Parks
With its easy to walk trails that spread across the entire area, a variety of flora and fauna that has made the grounds their home and a serene lake area where you can sit back and simply be, the Wildwood park has become an oasis for those who crave for nature and all its beauty! The woodland covers an area of 200 acres with a 90-acre shallow lake area, 6.5 miles of trails that twirls around untouched and tranquil spaces and 1.5 miles of boardwalk. The park is also known for a range of activities including fishing, biking, bird-watching and photography. The place is home to a few endangered species as well making this a preservation area too but for nature lovers, it has become a getaway where they can exercise, have a picnic with family and friends and simply unwind surrounded by the lush greenery.
The on ground Olewine Nature Center houses have an exhibition place where you can learn about the natural history of the Susquehanna Valley area and see trending exhibits. The nature-themed gift shop in the park is perfect to buy small gifts and souvenirs before you leave the park.
Wildwood Park Travel Tips
- Carry bottled drinking water and snacks. Wearing comfortable shoes will be helpful to explore the area.
Entrance Ticket Details For Wildwood Park
- Admission to the place is free of cost.
Wildwood Park Hours
Nature Centre Hours of Operation:
- Tuesday - Sunday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
- Closed on Mondays.
Holiday Closings (Nature Center): On Christmas and New Years. For other closed days, visit official website.
How to Reach Wildwood Park
- By Bus: Pheaa (around 6 kilometers away)
- By Taxi
- By renting a bicycle/ car.
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Wildwood Park Reviews & Ratings
We wanted to get some exercise in the morning and wanted to find a local park. We saw that a number of people were hiking and biking near this park so we decided to give it a try. First of all it is unbelievable to think about a swamp in the middle of Pennsylvania. This is a really unique Park and we have visited a many. There is a Great Loop that goes around the entire swamp. It is a little strenuous at times but very well maintained in easy-to-navigate. You can bike run or hike here. We didn't get a chance to try all the different trails as we were in a little bit of a time crunch. But the wildlife was amazing from cranes to ducks to various other birds. There were a number of photographers who found this location to be a dream. We are looking forward to returning on our next visit. This place is highly recommended. If this review helped you please give it a thanks.
Grateful for the plot of nature in the city. Nice 3.1 mile loop around the wetlands. Some hardy trails shoot off from the main (paved) path provide additional scenery and distance. A few water fountains and restrooms add some convenience. Park benches and information placards adds to the inviting atmosphere. Pack some snacks, bring the kids and dogs and come walk the loop.
A breathe of wilderness in the City. Wildwood is a great area for birdwatching. Migratory birds visit the park throughout the year. There are also many other species of wildlife including reptile (snakes and turtles), amphibians, and mammals including deer. But the highlight is definitely the birdwatching. You can find a very wide variety of birds in the small park.
This is a beautiful park to walk around in and get away from the city. I had gone with HU Environmental Club during their volunteer day! It was a lot of fun and we got to clean so much trash out of the park. They also had little art installations along the trail we had to walk and got to stop and check them out in our way out. Overall this is a fun place to see normally and walk around or to volunteer at. I highly recommend.
This is a hidden gem. 200+ acre park near the Pennsylvania Farm and Horse Show Complex. There is an informative Nature Center and many trails. We walked a handicapped accessible boardwalk through the wetlands around the Paxton Creek.