Due to the risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, please use appropriate precautions when traveling in the PA Wilds and refer to the PA Department of Health for updates.



July 21, 2021

Dedication held for Canoe Launch on Pine Creek

The canoe launch on Pine Creek located near Avis, PA has been dubbed the Phelps Mill Canoe Launch. The ceremony formally welcomed Phelps Mill Canoe Launch on Pine Creek under the Bureau of Forestry umbrella.

July 19, 2021

Benchmarks across the PA Wilds

You’re walking somewhere--into a public building, along a sidewalk. And you look down and see a small, metal disc embedded in the sidewalk. It has numbers on it, and lettering that says “U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY.”

July 16, 2021

The Fringe Style: Rock Climbing in the PA Wilds

What is rock climbing? And why isn't there more talk of rock climbing in PA? Explore the origins of this great outdoor sport and learn how some of the pioneer rock climbers took on the PA Wilds. Explore the fringe style of rock climbing in the PA Wilds!

July 12, 2021

DCNR Set To Open ATV Regional Trail Connector Pilot Area July 16

DCNR announced the opening of an ATV Regional Trail Connector pilot program in Potter and Tioga Counties. The pilot program will provide opportunities for riding enthusiasts to traverse many miles of roads opened to all-terrain vehicles.

July 9, 2021

Lock Haven’s Pedestrian Mall Opens for the summer season

Downtown Lock Haven Inc. is hosting the 2021 Pedestrian Mall. On weekends in the summer, Main St. closes for residents and businesses to enjoy music, food, and vendors. Experience the fun of downtown Lock Haven like never before.

July 7, 2021

Paddling in the PA Wilds’ Pine Creek

Paddling in the Pa Wilds' Pine Creek is a tradition for many and a once-in-a-lifetime thrill for others. Whether you’re interested in a three-day excursion or a two-hour easy paddle, any time spent on Pine Creek will be unforgettable.

July 2, 2021

Little League Baseball originated in the PA Wilds

The Little League World Series is a long-held tradition that originated in the PA Wilds. Learn about the origin of this amazing sport and cheer on your teams!

DCNR Names New Forester For Elk State Forest

DCNR announced the appointment of Joe Kellert as the District Forester for Elk State Forest in the Pennsylvania Wilds.

June 30, 2021

“Where are the Totally Ninja Raccoons?”: A PA Wilds’ town creates fun for the summer

Where are the Totally Ninja Raccoons? Those funny raccoons will be hiding in 25 area businesses in and around Wellsboro, PA during July.

June 28, 2021

DCNR Extends Due Date For Proposals For Concessionaire At Denton Hill State Park to July 9th

DCNR has extended the due date for proposals to operate a downhill ski and four-season recreation center at Denton Hill State Park in Potter County.