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 3.2 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
3.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
216 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

waterfall

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.

walking
13 days ago

16 days ago

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

walking
1 month ago

hiking
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1 month ago

Nice lesurely hike for kids

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hiking
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walking
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4 months ago

Easy relaxing walk right in Harrisburg

4 months ago

easy walk

walking
5 months ago

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

6 months ago

6 months ago

A very easy well maintained trail system, doggable, strollerable

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9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago