November 12, 2018

Do you know about Chronic Wasting Disease?

Since the first detection of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in the state in 2012, CWD has become a familiar term among hunters. Whether you live (or hunt) in an area where CWD has not yet been found or in the middle of a disease management area, the Pennsylvania Game Commission is striving to better educate the public about this disease. Here are some things all Pennsylvania residents and visiting hunters should know.

November 10, 2018

Nebraska Bridge: ‘The Little Bridge That Could’

Situated on the far southwestern fringes of the Allegheny National Forest and Surrounds, the Nebraska Bridge spans Forest County’s Tionesta Creek... and it's under water for several weeks of the year. There are days when all you can see are Nebraska Bridge’s huge overhead trusses just ever-so-slightly poking above the surface of Tionesta Creek – and there are days when you can’t even tell there’s a bridge there at all.

November 8, 2018

The Man Who Saved the Wolves

The McCleery Discovery Center in Kane opened in 2017 in a restored 1871 Pennsylvania Railroad depot, the same depot where the first Lobo wolf pups arrived in 1921. Its mission is to highlight the accomplishments of Dr. Edward McCleery and it holds a collection of letters, journals, photos, and various artifacts commemorating the man who saved the wolves.

November 6, 2018

Enjoy ‘Holiday in the Wilds’ at Kinzua Bridge State Park on December 1

Take in the views and beauty of Kinzua Bridge State Park, and then find some regionally-made gifts and souvenirs at the Holiday in the Wilds event set for Saturday, Dec. 1. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., artisans will be displaying their wares. Visitors will also be welcome to peruse items inside the PA Wilds Conservation Shop.

November 2, 2018

Find your (overnight) home away from home in the PA Wilds

No excursion is complete without knowing where you’ll rest your head. And for those inclined to reel at the thought of winter camping, it’s always a safe bet to pre-plan your lodging accommodations to be sure a bed is ready and waiting for your arrival. You’ll find a variety of lodging options, from bed and breakfasts and inns, to cabins and other unique lodging experiences. Here are 10 unique places to stay across the region, organized conveniently by where they’re located in the Pennsylvania Wilds to help you finalize your vacation plans.

October 31, 2018

Ghosts in the PA Wilds: Amandon Baker And His Boots

According to both written stories and local tale, a stretch of road near Durward Cemetery in Potter County is haunted by the ghost of a soldier, Amandon Baker, who is still trying to preserve his boots, even though he no longer needs them. "Ghosts in the PA Wilds" is a series of ghost stories written by historian Lou Bernard, who revels in folklore and the paranormal. The series is featured on The PA Wilds Are Calling blog each Wednesday of October.

October 30, 2018

Investing in our place

Recently, Ta Enos toured an old building in a downtown area along Route 6 in Pennsylvania Wilds that is being improved by the owners, a young couple who moved home to rural PA a few years ago to start a business. The building is like a lot of others in rural downtowns across the region – a shell of what it once was. Read about how entrepreneurs across the region are taking steps to rehabilitate historic buildings and breathe new life into the region's communities.

October 28, 2018

Your PA Wilds Shopping Guide for ‘Small Business Saturday’

This year, the event that celebrates small businesses and encourages shoppers to uplift community entrepreneurs will take place on Saturday, November 24. When you shop locally in the Pennsylvania Wilds, you are doing more than just providing a good gift! And "Small Business Saturday" is the perfect opportunity to do so.

October 26, 2018

PA Route 44 in Potter County designated as ‘Highway to the Stars’

Traveling to see the Dark Skies of the Pennsylvania Wilds has never been easier – all you have to do is take the “Highway to the Stars.” Route 44 in Potter County, from Scenic Route 6 to the Lycoming County line, was designated by the state legislature as the “Highway to the Stars” earlier this year, after Curt Weinhold – a Wilds Cooperative of Pennsylvania juried artisan – came up with the phrase.

October 24, 2018

Ghosts in the PA Wilds: The North Bend Swamp Angel

Numerous legends in North Bend begin with the body of a woman being found in a creek that is today known as Young Woman's Creek. Several tell the tale of the Swamp Angel, a ghost who wasn’t vengeful, and would help those who asked, if they needed it badly enough. "Ghosts in the PA Wilds" is a series of ghost stories written by historian Lou Bernard, who revels in folklore and the paranormal, and featured on The PA Wilds Are Calling blog each Wednesday of October.