Nestled in the fertile Susquehanna Valley, Harrisburg has played a pivotal role in the shaping of American history, both as a major link in rail and water transportation and as the setting of major Civil War battles. Having bounced back from economic distress in the 1980s, the city is now a vibrant hub of family activities, from cruises along the Susquehanna to arcades and athletics on City Island. The annual Pennsylvania Farm Show is the largest indoor agriculture exposition in the U.S.
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Wildwood Park is located in the rolling hills of central Pennsylvania on the outskirts of downtown Harrisburg. Its 229 acres are a haven for countless species of flora and fauna centered around the 90 acre freshwater wetland. A popular three-mile loop trail encircles the park with side trails and boardwalks for a total of six miles of trails. Its attractive Olewine Nature Center features engaging exhibits on environmental education. Established in 1901, during the City Beautiful Movement, Wildwood was part of a nationwide effort to improve urban life. In 1976, the Dauphin County Commissioners assumed ownership of the property. Now managed by Dauphin County Parks and Recreation Department, Wildwood Park is one of Pennsylvania’s premier centers for environmental studies, educational opportunities and outdoor recreation. It is a cherished retreat for nature lovers, bird watchers and exercise enthusiasts.
Three mile walking path provides tons of beauty, deer, birds, ducks, and geese galore. Safe whether you are alone or with family/friends. Great way to unwind after a long day of work.
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Built on a bluff overlooking the Susquehanna River, Fort Hunter Mansion and Park has served as a war fort, a hub for frontier commerce, and an exclusive private estate. Now preserved and open to the public, Fort Hunter Mansion and Park invites you to explore Pennsylvania's rich history. Guided tours of Fort Hunter Mansion are available every day but Mondays, May through December. Admission is charged.Fort Hunter Park is open free to the public, daily from 8 am - dusk.
A very pleasant historical house in a lovely setting - right on the Susquehanna River with views across the Rockville Bridge, the longest stone masonry arch railroad bridge in the world. It's the staff that really elevate Fort Hunter above similar historic properties, however. Our guide, Steve, met us at the door, got us our tickets and took us around the house himself (it was a quiet afternoon so it was just us on our tour). He was incredibly friendly, welcoming and engaging and had a great sense of humour. As nice as the house, furniture and other items inside were, Steve's level of enthusiasm and friendliness really went above and beyond to create a thoroughly enjoyable and memorable visit.
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I try to walk here whenever I get to City Island. Both the Market Street bridge and Walnut Street bridge connect Riverfront Park to City Island. It offers great views of both the river and City Island. The Capital Complex is also just a short walk from Riverfront.
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Recreational island with trails for biking and jogging as well as boat rentals, a steam train and miniature golf.
Great "hidden gem" of Harrisburg! With walking trails, baseball, mini-golf, boat ramp and so much more..... Fun for everyone!
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