All counties of the Pennsylvania Wilds are currently in the Green Phase for reopening Pennsylvania amid COVID-19.

Please use appropriate precautions when traveling and refer to CDC recommendations.



November 21, 2020

For Out-of-State Visitors, DCNR Requires Negative COVID-19 Test or Quarantine Before Visiting Parks

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn announced changes to operating procedures for state park and forest facilities that will require out-of-state visitors to comply with orders intended to prevent the spread and mitigate the impacts of COVID-19.

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 13, 2020

Find the perfect gifts in the PA Wilds

Whether you’ve already begun shopping or you’re just getting started, you can easily make an impression on a loved one with a special gift while also making an impact on rural small businesses by shopping local in the PA Wilds.

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.

November 5, 2020

Understanding terrain features to hunt mountain bucks

Understanding terrain features when hunting can greatly improve your chances of having deer encounters in the Pennsylvania Wilds.

November 1, 2020

Winding Up 2020: 10 Great Hikes in the PA Wilds

There’s never been a better time to grab your knapsack, hiking shoes, camera and binoculars and witness the beauty of the PA Wilds as we dive into autumn and the shifting of Mother Earth’s own biological clock.

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 30, 2020

Take the perfect family photo along the Lumber Heritage Region Selfie Trail

The Lumber Heritage Region Selfie Trail is made up of 11 spots across the region. Grab your selfie stick to complete the wayfinding trail. 

October 28, 2020

Enjoy an October celebration during Friday in the ‘Fonte

This month during Friday in the ‘Fonte — held the last Friday of every month in downtown Bellefonte — join the local business community for an October celebration.

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.