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Wildwood Park

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Upcoming Events

April 2019

Free

Art In The Wild 2019 Exhibit

April 13 @ 7:00 am - October 31 @ 7:00 pm
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States + Google Map

Visit naturally inspired trailside creations along Wildwood Park's wandering trails and wetlands. Using mostly natural materials, artists have constructed large and small installations. A map-brochure about the exhibit is available.

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June 2019

Free

Stress Relief Walk

June 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States + Google Map

Walk off the stress of the work day with a self-guided hike at Wildwood Park. The 3-mile walk on easy trails with short climbs will be at your own pace. Meet at the Olewine Nature center. Bring water and wear comfortable walking shoes. Check www.wildwoodlake.org for cancellation information in case of inclement weather.

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Free

Bird Walk: Nesting Birds

June 13 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States + Google Map

Meet at the Nature Center and explore the North Boardwalk with birders Rick and Peg Price. Pre-registration is not required.

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$5.00

Fireflies and Moths

June 15 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Detweiler Park, 1451 Peters Mountain Road
Dauphin, PA 17019 United States
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Join Wildwood Park Naturalists for an evening of bug exploration at Detweiler Park. The evening will include a small hike on variable terrain to one of Detweiler's open fields. Kids and adults will get to spend time catching fireflies and handling moths up-close. Background information on both moths and butterflies will be provided in addition to fun facts about fireflies - their flash colors and frequency. Space is limited. Details and registration at www.detweilerpark.org.

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Free

Flower Walk: Peak of Blooming

June 16 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States + Google Map

Join volunteer Cara Martinez-Williams to view fragrant water lilies, yarrow, white beardtongue, blue-eyed grass and common milkweed. Learn how these and other flowers were named and some of their uses by early settlers and Native Americans. Some trees may be bearing fruit. Meet at the North Lot, pre-registration is not required.

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Free

Get In Shape Walk

June 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States + Google Map

Walking is a great way to get in shape. Enjoy a self-guided 3-mile walk at Wildwood Park on level trails. This walk starts at the Nature Center, heads up the Towpath Trail, and returns by the same route, avoiding the hills on the east side of the park. Meet at the Olewine Nature Center. Bring water and wear comfortable walking shoes. Check www.wildwoodlake.org for cancellation information in case of inclement weather.

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July 2019

Free

Stress Relief Walk

July 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States + Google Map

Walk off the stress of the work day with a self-guided hike at Wildwood Park. The 3-mile walk on easy trails with short climbs will be at your own pace. Meet at the Olewine Nature Center. Bring water and wear comfortable walking shoes. Check www.wildwoodlake.org for cancellation information in case of inclement weather.

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Free

Flower Walk: Still More Blooms

July 14 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States + Google Map

Join volunteer Cara Martinez-Williams to search and view joe-pye weed, pokeweed, three species of Monarda and two species of jewelweed. Learn how these flowers were named and some of their early and even modern day uses. Pre-registration is not required.

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$10.00

Yoga at Detweiler Park

July 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States + Google Map

Check out Dauphin County's newest and largest park! Join Shannon Peffley of Yogi Expeditions as he leads a peaceful morning of yoga. Meet at the park trailhead located at the Dauphin County Conservation District parking lot at 1451 Peters Mountain Road, Dauphin, PA 17018. Register online at www.detweilerpark.org.

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August 2019

Free

Detweiler Park Volunteer Day

August 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Detweiler Park, 1451 Peters Mountain Road
Dauphin, PA 17019 United States
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Take this opportunity to work outside and help improve Detweiler Park's trails and trees with various enhancement projects. Tools and work gloves provided. Assume the work day is cancelled if it is raining. Registration is required for groups of six or more. Register at www.wildwoodlake.org/events.

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Free

Stress Relief Walk

August 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States + Google Map

walk off the stress of the work day with a self-guided hike at Wildwood Park. The 3-mile walk on easy trails with short climbs will be at your own pace. Meet at the Olewine Nature Center. Bring water and wear comfortable walking shoes. Check www.wildwoodlake.org for cancellation information in case of inclement weather.

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Free

Flower Walk: Heat Tolerant Plants

August 11 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way
Harrisburg, PA 17110 United States
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Join volunteer Cara Martinez-Williams to see some of the wetland plants, such as American Lotus and the Rose Mallows, along the North Boardwalk. Common ragweed, responsible for a great deal of allergic response, will be identified along the trail. Pre-registration is not required.

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Free

Get In Shape Walk

August 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States + Google Map

Walking is a great way to get in shape. enjoy a self-guided 3-mile walk at Wildwood Park on level trails. This walk starts at the Nature Center, heads up the Towpath Trail, and returns by the same route, avoiding the hills on the east side of the park. Meet at the Olewine Nature Center. Bring water and wear comfortable walking shoes. Check www.wildwoodlake.org for cancellation information in case of inclement weather.

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$30.00

Run Wild for Wildwood 5K

August 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States + Google Map

Join Wildwood Park for a scenic 5K! Bring your friends and family on a run/walk around the park. The course will take you around Wildwood Lake and along the Pennsylvania Canal. Join us afterwards for an awards ceremony and tasty treats. Come out and celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Benjamin Olewine III Nature Center! Pre-registration is required. Register at www.wildwoodlake.org/events.

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Free

Preschool Storytime: Summer at Wildwood!

August 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States + Google Map

Join a Dauphin County Library System Librarian and Wildwood Environmental Educator for a fun story session for children ages 2-5. Stories, songs, rhymes, play and a take-home craft will introduce Wildwood critters and the joy of books and language to youngsters. Space is limited. Register at www.wildwoodlake.org/events.

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$5.00

Reptiles!

August 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States + Google Map

ZooAmerica will provide an indoor live animal show at the Olewine Nature Center on Pennsylvania's native reptiles (plus an alligator). Register at www.wildwoodalke.org/events. $5.00 per person.

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$5.00

Kids Discover: Insects

August 31 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States + Google Map

A naturalist will lead an outdoor walk for children with lessons and activities and insects. Part of the walk will include students becoming biologists and surveying an area for wildlife. Ages 5-10 and their parents. Pre-registration required. Register at www.wildwoodlake.org/events. $5.00 per child and parents are free.

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