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September 21, 2018

Autumn brings falling leaves and beautiful scenes

Leaves are falling, air is becoming crisper and dark skies are beginning to creep in earlier in the evenings. As of September 22, Autumn is officially here – and it’s the perfect time to meander the great outdoors of the Pennsylvania Wilds.

September 20, 2018

Great State Parks for Sightseeing in the Pennsylvania Wilds

Nestled deep in the Pennsylvania Wilds are 29 state parks. These parks are home to the unequalled natural beauty of vast primeval mountain forests of hemlock, pine and oak, not to mention breathtaking mountain top views that visitors and residents alike are known to love and enjoy.

September 19, 2018

New Moonshine Book Reflects the Can-Do Rebel Spirit of the PA Wilds

With the release of 'Moonshine: A Celebration of America’s Original Rebel Spirit,' John Schlimm II has now written 18 books while living in the Pennsylvania Wilds. Spanning culinary and entertaining, inspirational memoir, how-to, history, educational, good works, essays, beer, and now moonshine— Schlimm's works draw breath from the forests, dirt roads, and bars from this region.

September 18, 2018

5 PA Wilds Road Trips for College Students

Traveling has its own challenges for college students, but that doesn't mean students should just stay in their dorms all school year. There are plenty of easy day trip experiences in the Pennsylvania Wilds that would be perfect for a quick getaway for students on a tight budget.

September 16, 2018

A Walk in the PA Wilds: Explore the North Country Trail

The North Country Trail (NCT) crosses through seven states. In Pennsylvania, the trail passes right through the Pennsylvania Wilds, with a section in the Allegheny National Forest & Surrounds Landscape as well as the Cook Forest & the Ancients Landscape. The NCT offers hiking opportunities for people of all skill levels, from easier day hikes for families to more intensive multi-day options.

September 14, 2018

PA Wilds Day 5: Exploring Cook Forest & the Ancients

The Cook Forest & the Ancients Landscape of the Pennsylvania Wilds offers plenty of opportunities to get outdoors and experience the wonders of nature, from scenic overlooks and hiking trails in the old growth forest cathedral at Cook Forest to water activities on the Clarion River. PA Wilds Center Outreach Specialist LaKeshia Knarr explored the forest during her final day of a five day vacation across the Pennsylvania Wilds and here shares her insights.

September 13, 2018

PA Wilds Day 4: From the Allegheny National Forest to the I-80 Frontier

Learn about the small Allegheny National Forest community of Tionesta, famous for its synchronous fireflies and land-locked lighthouse, as well as the I-80 Frontier borough of Clarion, as PA Wilds Center Outreach Specialist LaKeshia Knarr describes the fourth day of her five day Pennsylvania Wilds vacation.

September 12, 2018

PA Wilds Day 3: Warren & the Allegheny River (a.k.a. Allegheny National Forest & Surrounds)

The third day of PA Wilds Center Outreach Specialist LaKeshia Knarr's five day Pennsylvania Wilds vacation would be the most adventurous yet. LaKeshia and her husband planned a 16-mile overnight kayaking trip on the Allegheny River and set off from Warren.

September 11, 2018

PA Wilds Day 2: Austin Dam ruins & the Kinzua Experience

The second day of PA Wilds Center Outreach Specialist LaKeshia Knarr's five day vacation across the region took her to see sites in the Pennsylvania Wilds that today serve as visual testaments to the will of humankind and the power of Mother Nature. These include the Austin Dam ruins, in the Dark Skies Landscape, as well as the Kinzua Experience in the Allegheny National Forest & Surrounds Landscape.

September 10, 2018

PA Wilds Day 1: Coudersport & the Ice Mine (a.k.a. Dark Skies)

The Dark Skies Landscape of the Pennsylvania Wilds offers plenty of renowned and unique activities for travelers to enjoy, from scenic vistas and natural marvels, to hidden gems and breathtaking night skies. PA Wilds Center Outreach Specialist LaKeshia Knarr's five day vacation across the region kicked off in the Dark Skies and here she details her experience.