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July 13, 2018

PA Wilds in the News

Read the latest national and regional buzz on the Pennsylvania Wilds, including mentions in US News & World Report and Architectural Digest

July 10, 2018

Summertime in Lock Haven: Free Outdoor Concerts & Movies

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

‘Little Loggers’ hit the trails in the Pennsylvania Wilds

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

In the Midst of Magic: Six Generations in the PA Wilds

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

Enjoy a Movie in a Classic Theater in the PA Wilds

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 Legacy of the Underground Railroad in the Pennsylvania Wilds

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

Our Family Cabin in the PA Wilds

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

Cherry Springs Dark Skies: A Stargazer’s Paradise

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

Tussey Mountain Outfitters: Serving Paddlers on the I-80 Frontier

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.

June 14, 2018

How Pennsylvania Wilds Entrepreneurs Helped the Original Smokey Bear

Known for their lightweight planes, one of which is today the Official State Aircraft of Pennsylvania, Piper Aircraft was once based in the Pennsylvania Wilds. Did you know that the company had a direct connection to the original Smokey Bear?