December 29, 2018
Make your first steps of the New Year ones full of exploration and enjoyment by participating in a “First Day Hike” in the Pennsylvania Wilds. Meander the trails of the Commonwealth’s public lands with knowledgeable staff from the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), state park volunteers, or simply with a group of friends.
December 27, 2018
For those who didn’t have a chance to keep up with the blog all year, we’re "counting down" the Top 10 blogs for you to catch up on before 2019 arrives, starting with the most viewed blog of the year.
December 23, 2018
Henry Shoemaker -- an environmentalist, historian, writer and folklorist -- was a big fan of the holidays, often loaning his antique sleigh for Santa to make a big entrance to local events. And only Henry Shoemaker would have written a piece about a local legend entitled “The Animist Churchwomen of Black Snake Mills: A Christmas Story.” Here, Lou Bernard relates the Christmastime legend involving mannequins and an old shop in the PA Wilds.
December 20, 2018
Over the Thanksgiving holiday, Garrett Fisher flew a 1952 Super Cub from the PA Wilds to the Empire State, bringing him back to where his aviation adventure started.
December 18, 2018
Fly fisherman Nick Lyter has long understood there is a long and rich history of fly fishing in Pennsylvania. He's wanted to learn about the anglers who fished the waters before him, as well as their stories and secrets. Through collaborations with fellow fly fishers, Lyter has developed a knowledgeable network and together they've given rise to the newly established Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Association.
December 15, 2018
Chartreuse budburst tinged with pink is a welcome sight in spring after a dreary winter. Deep green leaves radiant in the summer sun are appreciated for their cool shade. Autumn foliage painted in vivid colors can stop traffic with its beauty. But what impression is left on the leaves that have fallen to the ground, besides the tread of your boots?
December 12, 2018
When you live in Elk Country, it’s not uncommon to spot elk. Sometimes they’re perched in a yard near the woods; other times they’re lying nonchalantly next to the road. The youngsters who grow up in this part of the Pennsylvania Wilds are used to these enormous cervidae. But, who would have thought the elk visit them while in school?
December 10, 2018
A colorful map to the “Avenue of the Arts" helps visitors to the I-80 Frontier City of Williamsport access the public art along Fourth Street and downtown. The map includes public art, performing arts, culinary arts, literature, and architecture.
December 7, 2018
One of the most beautiful times to visit the Pennsylvania Wilds is wintertime. Although the lush leaves have fallen, the land is often sprinkled with snowy white dust, the air is crisp, and familiar views suddenly have a new aesthetic. New adventures also become possible.
December 4, 2018
The Pennsylvania Wilds region of the Appalachian Mountains is home to some of the most remote, beautiful country. Within these densely forested mountains, you can find a wide variety of wildlife that you can hunt during the fall and winter months. Beau Martonik could write for days about all of the opportunities that are available to hunt in Northern Pennsylvania, but here he stuck to the one he's most passionate about: white-tailed deer.
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