Wildwood Lake via Canal Towpath and Capital Area Greenbelt Trails

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Wildwood Lake via Canal Towpath and Capital Area Greenbelt Trails is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
144 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Tucked away in the rolling hills of Central Pennsylvania, Wildwood Park is conveniently located on the edge of Harrisburg, PA. Wildwood Park has a long and unique history. But, what is really exciting is how far this natural habitat has come in the past five years. The lake trails offer numerous opportunities for visitors to stop and check out natural elements - whether it is wild flowers or wild life, there is always something to see. Wildwood Park is a photographer's paradise to capture amazing sunrises, awesome sunsets, and wildlife moments. Whether you are someone who just enjoys taking pictures or a professional, you cannot beat Wildwood for scenic backdrops or point of interest shots. The park is also an ideal location for birdwatchers with two boardwalks and a bird blind for up-close viewing. While this guide plots the main trail around Wildwood Lake, many visitors take advantage of the boardwalks and side trails to extend their visit and get off the beaten path. To make even more of your time at Wildwood, be sure to visit when the Nature Center is open. Wildwood Park is located minutes from downtown Harrisburg and is a convenient location to get "back to nature" close to the city. The trail is used by walkers, runners and bicyclists and is also dog-friendly. Dogs must be leashed and several "comfort stations" are provided.

This is my practice trail.
Good hills for conditioning.

12 days ago

We have completed about 4 of the trails and find them to be both relaxing and a challenge. loved the Wetlands festival too. great for kids as well.

walking
1 month ago

Loads of wildlife and flowers, smell of honeysuckle strong now. I’ve been main trail plenty of times but took the east shore trail today , well worth it. Much fewer people, tons of wildlife; trail was easy albeit a tad mushy in places

1 month ago

Loved it!!! Birds, turtles and frogs!

walking
1 month ago

A good nature walk. The terrain is fairly flat with abundant wildlife and vegetation. The main trail is asphalt covered. The trail would be perfect for someone with mobility issues

2 months ago

Really nice trail, easy to walk on, not too crowded!

walking
2 months ago

Surprisingly a great place to go to see tons of wildlife. Well maintained trails, easy walk.

hiking
3 months ago

Just a great trail for all seasons. On a cold day (38 degrees) we saw deer, a woodpecker, a titmouse, several redwing blackbirds, Carolina wrens, cardinals; truly an amazing display of wildlife. Do yourself a favor and break from the paved trails. Take the rough route. It’s worth it!

3 months ago

cool place to see some birds and a little wild life right in the city not to bad

3 months ago

It was luxurious

trail running
4 months ago

Beautiful scenery and great paths to run on. Can’t wait to see it in the spring/summer.

fishing
4 months ago

Absolutely beautiful and amazing. Walking the trails, bird watching or fishing.

walking
7 months ago

Been here multiple times and it never disappoints. A 3 mile loop and the scenery is different the whole way around. Beautiful park and friendly people. Wildlife is small and easy to spot. Took my pup here a few times, she loved it, access to trash cans and poop stations. There could be more poop stations, but it’s still nice. They even have dog water bowls attached to the water fountains.

walking
7 months ago

Nice easy loop, lots of nice people and dogs!

walking
10 months ago

Simple, easy trail for walking, hiking, or biking. Pretty but the proximity to I81 takes away from the natural environment.

walking
11 months ago

11 months ago

Appreciative of this park. Very good for kids & pets. Fun and the boardwalk is really neat. Not very challenging, I do like that it's a nice option close to the city. Road noise is very evident.

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Nice lesurely hike for kids

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Easy relaxing walk right in Harrisburg

Sunday, March 26, 2017

easy walk

walking
Sunday, March 19, 2017

Pleasant park close to the city - nice 3 mile loop trail for a quick after work exercise

Sunday, February 05, 2017

A very easy well maintained trail system, doggable, strollerable

hiking
Monday, September 26, 2016

Love, love this place. I come here to run, walk my dog, get lost in nature photography.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Great is the wildlife. Bad is the Pokemon Go Oddballs

walking
Thursday, May 26, 2016

Nice wooded trail around the lake that is very close to the city. Has 3 nice off road trial that go thru the woods. Also a Nature Center with activities for kids. Also lots of wildlife to spot... frogs, turtles, ducks, snakes, little furry critters, lots of kinds of birds, I've seen deer on the path if you walk it during dusk, and they say that sometimes bears come there, but I've never seen any!

hiking
3 days ago

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walking
13 days ago

recorded Track - Jul 07, 12:02 PM

hiking
14 days ago

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