July 15, 2018
Many have recognized the specialness of the Pine Creek Valley, home of the PA Grand Canyon and the Pine Creek Rail Trail. In fact, many families have been traveling to and from the valley for decades – enjoying the fishing streams, recreational trails, dark skies and outdoor adventures that await them for generations. Viewed as the North-eastern gateway to the Pennsylvania Wilds, there are many reasons why people from around the world flock to this beautiful region.
July 13, 2018
Read the latest national and regional buzz on the Pennsylvania Wilds, including mentions in US News & World Report and Architectural Digest
July 10, 2018
If you’re traveling along the I-80 Frontier this summer and looking for something fun to do, consider making a pit stop in Lock Haven for a weekend of fun and musical entertainment. The charming city, with the help of sponsors, each year offers the free Summer Concert Series June through August, in addition to an Outdoor Movie Series during special Saturdays in July and August.
July 7, 2018
The Little Loggers Trail Fest held on June 30, 2018, was the first trail race strictly for children held in Clinton County, PA. It drew more than 200 youngsters, ages 12 and under. Made possible by the PA Trail Dogs and ReVibe Gear, the race was free and covered about three miles through Sproul State Forest.
July 5, 2018
Many families in the Pennsylvania Wilds have lived in the region since it was first settled. PA Wilds Contributor Ed Byers reflects on his family's heritage in rural Pennsylvania, which goes back six generations, and how the wild and scenic nature of this landscape shaped him into the person he is today.
July 2, 2018
Regardless of the season, classic movie theaters are the perfect place to escape for some fun -- tucking you away from the winter cold or taking you out of the heat of summer. Whether you’re on a journey trekking through the great outdoors and want a quick taste of small town civilization and a movie, or you’re a local who is looking for a short escape – the Pennsylvania Wilds has you covered: there is a classic, mom-and-pop-style theater nearby.
June 28, 2018
The Underground Railroad was neither literally underground nor a railroad, but it certainly traveled through the Pennsylvania Wilds. Some of the buildings and routes can all still be discovered and viewed today, providing a lens through which to view the secrets, mysteries, and brave people of that time.
June 25, 2018
In the first of a series on camp life in the Pennsylvania Wilds, Keystone State native Alex Getty shares details about his strong roots in the small town of Tidioute, where his family spent weekends, summers and holidays for the last 25 years.
June 23, 2018
Nestled in the 262,000-acre Susquehannock State Forest along State Route 44 in Potter County, the 82-acre Cherry Springs State Park is home to some of the darkest in the United States. In fact, Cherry Springs was designated a Gold Level Dark Sky by the International Dark Sky Association, and the park continues to attract people from all over the world wishing to stargaze and learn about the night sky.
June 18, 2018
Outfitters throughout the region provide a number of services to make it easier than ever for people of all skill levels to enjoy and spend time in nature. They’re not easy gigs, either—they’re often seasonal, weather-dependent, and laborious. Karah Kaltenbaugh has learned this firsthand as an intern at Tussey Mountain Outfitters in Bellefonte, PA.
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