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May 25, 2018

Growing a Medicinal Garden in the Pennsylvania Wilds

Sue J Morris, owner and sole artisan behind Sue’s Salves, produces herbal skincare and aromatherapy products and offers herbal retreats at her historic home located along the I-80 Frontier of Pennsylvania Wilds. In this piece, Sue talks about the medicinal value of common herbs, and provides a beginner's list for individuals considering starting their own medicinal garden.

May 22, 2018

PA Lumber Museum: Unraveling the Story of Working Forests in the Pennsylvania Wilds

The PA Lumber Museum is one of the hidden gems of the Pennsylvania Wilds. The 7,000-square foot facility is just one of 20 structures on the 160-acre property that provide insights into the lumber history of Pennsylvania and the workers who ran the industry... The history unraveled goes further back than the logging industry, however, and takes visitors on a journey, looking at the effects of the natural elements, Native Americans and settlers, and into modern land management techniques and sustainable use of forest resources.

May 21, 2018

Two PA Wilds Residents Earn 2018 ‘Do 6’ Awards from PA Route 6 Alliance

On May 17, 2018, a handful of individuals, organizations and businesses from across the U.S. Route 6 corridor in Pennsylvania were recognized for their efforts to protect, preserve and enhance the scenic, cultural, historical and recreational resources of the region. Two Pennsylvania Wilds residents who have been immersed in the regional effort to grow nature and heritage tourism were honored: Warren County Planner Dan Glotz and photographer Curt Weinhold.

Top 6 Reasons Disc Golf is Rising in Popularity in the Pennsylvania Wilds

Disc golf has exploded in popularity, and four communities in the Pennsylvania Wilds have responded with professional-level courses for both residents and tourists to enjoy. See our Top 6 Reasons why tourists and residents love the sport across the PA Wilds, and hear from Joseph Thornburg of The Milton Craven Disc Golf Course at Evergreen Park in Kane, PA – located off Route 6 and on the edge of the Allegheny National Forest.

May 15, 2018

Opportunity Knox! Knox and Kane Rail Trail Forum

Opportunity Knox! Join us June 15 for a Knox and Kane Rail Trail forum. Through the combined efforts of Headwaters Charitable Trust and a number of municipalities, the nearly 75 mile Knox/Kane RR has been acquired for use as a non-motorized Trail. The PA Wilds Community Development Committee is excited to bring an impressive group of experts in their field together to detail the amazing opportunities this creates for the PA Wilds and beyond!

May 10, 2018

The Kinzua Bridge Treasure

Kinzua Bridge State Park is one of the highlights of McKean County and the Pennsylvania Wilds. The park offers hiking, picnicking, chances to see wildlife, great scenic views, opportunities to learn about history ... and, apparently, an old buried treasure.

May 9, 2018

Coudersport: Carving a Niche in the Modern Economy

In 2004, economic disaster loomed large in Coudersport. Its largest employer, Adelphia, filed bankruptcy and began moving out of town. A full-blown economic recession followed just a few years later. Efforts by a number of individuals throughout the community have helped spur local economic development - and as more and more young people take to the outdoors, tourism is making a resurgence as a major driver of Coudersport and Potter County’s economy.

May 4, 2018

Hyner Trail Challenge: Equal parts myth, hardcore reality, and fun

On April 21, 2018, over 1,200 runners and hikers from all over the U.S. were welcomed by crisp temperatures and the beauty of the Pennsylvania Wilds in Clinton County as they toed the line to take on the Hyner Trail Challenge 25K & 50K, one of PA’s premiere trail events. One of those runners was Tyler Wagner, an outdoor enthusiast based out of Lycoming County.

April 13, 2018

Champions of the Pennsylvania Wilds Award Winners Announced

Champions of the Pennsylvania Wilds Award Winners Announced - Winners to be recognized at April 26 PA Wilds Annual Dinner & Awards in Williamsport

April 6, 2018

The Giwoggle: Clinton County’s Official Monster

In this piece, PA Wilds Contributor Lou Bernard looks at legends and stories surrounding the Giwoggle, the 'official monster of Clinton County.' This creature, described as a mishmash of several animals, has been allegedly spotted in two counties of the Pennsylvania Wilds and stories of it date back to the mid-1800s.