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September 30, 2018

Our Family Cabin in the PA Wilds: Part III

In the third piece of a series on camp life in the Pennsylvania Wilds, Keystone State native Alex Getty talks about how his hunting roots in the small town of Tidioute carry through to traditions today.

September 29, 2018

A New Visit to an Old Pennsylvania Wilds Path

Lured by postcard-like forest scenery, fabled “ghost towns,” and the liberation that comes with thrusting oneself into the wild, brothers Eric and Michael Hoffman embarked on an overnight journey along the Old Loggers Path, traversing one of the most picturesque, heritage-rich places in the PA Wilds.

September 28, 2018

Taking time to stop, breathe, and share

Sometimes your work moves faster than the speed of communication. That’s how it can feel working for the PA Wilds Center.

September 27, 2018

Additional State Forest Roads Open for Hunting Seasons, Outdoor Activities

Hunters and other outdoors enthusiasts heading into Pennsylvania’s state-owned woodlands this autumn will find additional roads open in 18 of the 20 state forest districts. They will stay open through upcoming hunting seasons continuing into January 2019.

September 26, 2018

‘Raising Kane’: Kane’s Re-Birth and Revitalization Goes Uptown

In downtown Kane, PA, sidewalks and roads are undergoing vast improvements, new and established businesses are expanding, parks and memorials are being spruced-up. More cultural events, such as the annual Art in the Wilds Festival, are happening, and an uptown amphitheater hosts concerts, social gatherings and weddings. Things are happening in this Allegheny National Forest & Surrounds town, and PA Wilds contributor Ed Byers recently spoke to local officials to learn more about the revitalization happening there.

September 25, 2018

PA Route 6 now part of National Bike Route System

Many drivers and motorcyclists choose fall to travel across Scenic Route 6, exploring the quaint towns and lush colors of the Pennsylvania Wilds's countryside. Now, bicyclists can experience the fresh autumn air on Route 6, too, as they bike on America’s newest addition to the US Bike Route System (USBR).

September 22, 2018

Celebrate National Public Lands Day in the Great Outdoors

This year, National Public Lands Day falls on September 22. This massive effort seeks to get people involved in preserving public spaces, and in so the effort helps governmental agencies tasked with managing the lands with finite resources.

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.