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January 22, 2021

Resolutions, PA Wilds style

As the New Year begins, people all over the Pennsylvania Wilds are making resolutions and looking for ways to improve themselves. Lou Bernard took the liberty of looking up the most common New Year’s resolutions, and matching them with some ideas that might help.

January 18, 2021

Bigfoot reportedly spotted in the PA Wilds

Bald Eagle State Park is in Centre County, along the I-80 Frontier. It’s a wonderful state park with camping, hiking, and swimming. And, oh yeah, recently Bigfoot has been sighted there, too.

December 22, 2020

Carol ‘We Three Kings’ has ties to the PA Wilds

If you happen to live in the Pennsylvania Wilds, you should know that the famous holiday carol “We Three Kings” was written by a man who lived right on the border of the I-80 Frontier and Pine Creek Valley and the PA Grand Canyon.

December 8, 2020

Rebuilding for the Holidays: the Coudersport Fire of 1880

A fire in downtown Coudersport in 1880 didn't stop the PA Wilds community from rebuilding for the holidays and celebrating.

November 18, 2020

A night out at Cherry Springs

Writer Lou Bernard and family recently decided to take a drive up to the PA Wilds Dark Skies landscape one night after family dinner.

November 9, 2020

A Family Day Trip to Ole Bull

Hear about some of the unique qualities of Ole Bull State Park from Lou Bernard, who recently took a day trip there with his family.

October 31, 2020

Ghosts of the PA Wilds: The Evil Ghost of William Hummel

So are you looking for a place to have a few drinks, maybe some locally-brewed beers? A place with some music? Oh, and maybe the ghost of an evil man killed over a century ago? Boy, have I got the spot for you. Today, it’s a bar called the Cell Block in downtown Williamsport, on the south end of the Pine Creek Valley and the PA Grand Canyon Landscape.

October 27, 2020

Victoria Woodhull: First Female Candidate for President

What would you say if I told you there was a presidential candidate born in the Pennsylvania Wilds? What if I mentioned that she was the first female candidate? You can’t vote for her in this election, of course. I mean, you could, but as she ran in 1872, it would be sort of pointless.

October 24, 2020

Ghosts of the PA Wilds: John Meyers and the Witches of Warren

In the days when Warren County was young, legends of witches were plentiful. But where there are witches, there is often someone to battle them. Elk Country had Loop Hill Ike, and Allegheny National Forest and Surrounds had John Myers, the witch killer.

October 17, 2020

Ghosts of the PA Wilds: Ghosts Locked Up In The I-80 Frontier

If you’re into ghosts, and you’re near Lock Haven, there’s no need to go and pay people to leap out at you in a rubber mask. This community at the nexus of the I-80 Frontier, Dark Skies Landscape, and Pine Creek Valley has plenty of frightening stories. Lou Bernard gives tours about them to benefit the public library every year.