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  • Horse made from tree branches with a child on it's back also made from natural materials

    Art In The Wild 2024: Nature Heals

    , Harrisburg
    Visit naturally inspired trailside creations along Wildwood Park’s wandering trails and wetlands. Using mostly natural materials, artists have constructed large and small installations. This year’s theme is “Nature Heals.” A map-brochure about the exhibit is available online, at the kiosks or inside the Nature Center. Art In the Wild is Presented by the Mooney family foundation.
  • Canal

    Canal Days and What Remains

    , Harrisburg
    Explore the engineering required, famous travelers who passed by Fort Hunter, and what has been left behind of the once awe-inspiring Pennsylvania Canals. The exhibit is included in a tour of the Mansion. Closed on Mondays.
  • StoryWalk at Detweiler Park featuring Bear's Bicycle

    Storywalk® – Bear’s Bicycle by Laura Renauld | Illustrated by Jennie Poh

    , Dauphin
    Spend time outdoors this summer at beautiful Detweiler Park enjoying Bear’s Bicycle by Laura Renauld and illustrated by Jennie Poh. Dauphin County Parks and Recreation and Penn State Health are excited to provide an interactive Storywalk®.
  • Two dragonflies

    Damsels and Dragons… Flies, that is! Presentation

    , Harrisburg
    Join Tony “Doc” Schoch for an indoor presentation. Doc is a former educator and long-time conservationist. He has spent the past 13 years studying, photographing and surveying dragon and damselflies around the country and Central America. His presentation about these iconic insects will focus on their anatomy, life cycle, indication of water quality, identification and their place in the food chain of wetland environments. Local and national organizations and research programs will also be touched on as well as some tips on photographing these amazing creatures! Pre-registration required.  
  • Owl in a tree

    Summer Nature Camp (ages 7-10)

    , Millersburg
    Spend the day exploring Wiconisco Creek Park. Nature enthusiasts ages 7-10 will discover what habitats are found here and learn about the various animals and plants that call this park home. Hands-on activities will include creek exploration and plant and animal identification. Each day will bring new activities and experiences. Dress for the weather. This camp will take place entirely outdoors. Registration limited to 15 campers.
  • A group of people walking at Wildwood Park

    Wellness Wednesday Walk

    , Harrisburg
    Enjoy a moderately-paced walk around Wildwood lake while enjoying the trees and animals at the park. This will be a walk on paved, gravel, and dirt surfaces. You can choose to walk only a portion, then turn around at any point if you would like to customize the length of your walk to your individual fitness goals.
  • Books stacked on a shelf

    Stories on the Stairs: “Sewing Stories: Harriett Powers’ Journey from Slave to Artist”

    , Harrisburg
     Join us on the front stairs of Fort Hunter Mansion as we read “Sewing Stories: Harriett Powers’ Journey from Slave to Artist” written by Barbara Herkert. After the story, we will learn a little bit about sewing and different stitches used, and even get to practice sewing. Pre-registration is required.
  • Owl in a tree

    Summer Nature Camp (ages 7-10)

    , Millersburg
    Spend the day exploring Wiconisco Creek Park. Nature enthusiasts ages 7-10 will discover what habitats are found here and learn about the various animals and plants that call this park home. Hands-on activities will include creek exploration and plant and animal identification. Each day will bring new activities and experiences. Dress for the weather. This camp will take place entirely outdoors. Registration limited to 15 campers.
  • Wonka movie cover

    Sunset Music & Movie Series: Wonka

    , Harrisburg
    Enjoy a free movie night outdoors under the stars at Fort Hunter Park. The whole family is sure to love "Wonka" which has a “PG” rating and a run time of 1 hour and 57 minutes. The Friends of Fort Hunter will operate a concession stand with movie snacks and drinks.
  • Arched bridge in river

    Friends of Wildwood Bus Trip: Off the Beaten Path, Part III: Celebrating the Susquehanna River

    , Harrisburg
    The Friends of Wildwood invite you to join them on their third “Off the Beaten Path” bus trip. We’ll take a comfortable, chartered mini-bus to explore three stops along the Susquehanna in York and Lancaster counties.