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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®.
  • A group of people walking at Wildwood Park

    Wellness Wednesday Walks

    , 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.
  • Two people in kayaks

    Introduction to Kayaking on the Swatara Creek

    , Hershey
    This adventurous wellness program is geared for those interested in learning how to kayak. Enjoy approximately six miles of easy paddling for approximately two hours on the normally gentle, tree lined Swatara Creek. This guided two-hour evening paddle will let you discover firsthand why many are getting involved in this healthy life-long hobby. Guides will provide kayak skill instruction before and during the trip.
  • Illustration of books

    Stories on the Stairs: “Now and Ben”

    , Harrisburg
    Join us on the front stairs of Fort Hunter Mansion as we read “Now and Ben” written by Gene Barretta. After the story, we will make our version of one of Ben Franklin’s inventions. Pre-registration is required.
  • Outdoor yoga class with participants looking out over the Susquehanna River

    Let EVERYTHING Go! Gentle Yoga

    , Harrisburg
    Join instructor Erika Malorzo from CommUNITY Yoga Space for a fun mindfulness program on the beautiful grounds of Fort Hunter Park. Let EVERYTHING Go! – Find what feels good to you with mindful movement. In this class, you will breathe, stretch, and gently move in and out of yoga postures.
  • Person with binoculars

    Bird Walk: Nesting Birds

    , Harrisburg
    This bird walk with Rick and Peggy Price will begin at the Nature Center to explore Wildwood Way and the North Boardwalk. Meet in the Nature Center parking lot. This program is part of the Park Rx series of programs sponsored by Highmark Blue Shield. Space is limited. Pre-registration required.
  • People laying on ground in meditation

    Sound Meditation

    , Harrisburg
    Join Certified Sound Therapist, Matthew Kramer for a Community Sound Meditation. Sound Meditations encourage deep listening practices which can create an ideal entry point for a meditative experience, particularly for anyone who has struggled to embrace more traditional forms of meditation.
  • A girl rock climbing

    Introduction to Rock Climbing

    , Marietta
    This adventurous wellness program is geared for those interested in climbing but never have, have climbed in the gym, or are new to outdoor climbing. Rock climbing and rappelling sessions can be adjusted to any difficulty level to satisfy your enjoyment in a beginner-friendly environment.