May 30, 2023

Stay protected with free sunscreen while exploring some of PA’s state parks

Don't get burnt! Once again for the summer, free sunscreen is being offered in battery-operated dispensers for visitors at state park beaches and swimming pools throughout Pennsylvania, including Bald Eagle, Black Moshannon, Chapman, Clear Creek, Hills Creek, Parker Dam and Sizerville State Parks in the PA Wilds.

May 26, 2023

A Titanic spot in the PA Wilds

Writer Lou Bernard introduces us to a historical hidden gem in the PA Wilds: a small brick building in Lock Haven that has ties to the doomed voyage of the Titanic and its captain.

May 24, 2023

Planning a trip to the PA Grand Canyon? Here’s what you need to know for summer 2023

While the Pine Creek Valley and the PA Grand Canyon landscape within the PA Wilds region will be just as picturesque as ever, ongoing renovations at one of the state parks mean that you’ll want to see the views of the PA Grand Canyon from a different perspective this year. You’ll also need to visit the PA Wilds Conservation Shop mobile unit in a new location for this summer if you’re looking to pick up some special souvenirs to celebrate your trip.

May 23, 2023

PA Wilds resident’s photo to appear on Clinton County Logan Mills Covered Bridge puzzle

A PA Wilds resident snapped the picture that will appear on the Clinton County Economic Partnership Visitors Bureau’s second puzzle in the "Clinton County Landmarks" puzzle series. George Masden lives in Mackeyville, just south of Lock Haven in Clinton County, in the I-80 Frontier landscape of the PA Wilds. The winning image of the Covered Bridge at Logan Mills was selected from more than 30 photos submitted in the recent "Capture the Covered Bridge" photo contest. It will be the “face” of a 550-piece, 18x24-inch jigsaw puzzle.

May 16, 2023

The Wilds are Working is back in 2023: See the small towns poised to transform WFH culture

In 2022, The Wilds are Working was unveiled as a chance for remote workers to experience life in a charming downtown in Pennsylvania’s Wilds while enjoying outdoor adventure, all while working remotely. The opportunity provided paid housing and a stipend for local experiences that ranged from dining to recreation. More than that, it created the chance for remote workers to visualize their life in a place where livability, outdoor recreation, and close communities lived hand in hand. After two successful experiences in Bellefonte and Kane, The Wilds are Working is back in 2023 with opportunities in Emporium and Warren.

May 12, 2023

Share your big fish photo! PA Great Outdoors’ Big Fish photo contest open until end of June

Want to show off your big fish? If you've snapped a photo of a fish you caught while angling in Pennsylvania’s Great Outdoors region (part of the Pennsylvania Wilds that includes the counties of Cameron, Clarion, Elk, Forest and Jefferson), that photo could win you some great prizes! Whether you live in the region or have taken a photo while traveling here, you're invited to enter the Pennsylvania Great Outdoors Visitors Bureau's Big Fish Photo Contest!

May 11, 2023

One of the best things you can do to help the environment… plant a native tree!

With the recent celebrations of Earth Day and Arbor Day, many people have been seeing more information about ways to help the environment -- perhaps even overloaded with all the information out there. The impacts of climate change and the threat of invasive species have some people wondering if helping the environment is a losing battle, and some don’t know where to start. We’re here to say that it is not a losing battle. While there are many ways to help the environment, one of the best things you can do is to plant a native tree!

May 5, 2023

Leaves of five, let it thrive

May fifth is Cinco de Mayo, a holiday that celebrates the Mexican victory over the French in the Franco-Mexican war. “Cinco” means five in Spanish, so let us discuss plants with five-part flowers and leaves with five leaflets. 

May 3, 2023

Down Life’s Crazy Road: Foxburg

While writer John Pozza explores some of the more interesting towns in northwest Pennsylvania, he often tries to absorb some of their subtle nuances. Taking a “deeper dive” often makes one better appreciate a place’s beauty, natural landscape, people and culture that could otherwise be missed. Take, for instance, the Borough of Foxburg in western Clarion County - a tiny, but quaint and scenic arts and recreation community, rich in history, nestled along the east bank of the Allegheny River, 70 miles north of Pittsburgh.

May 1, 2023

Places Mom will love in the Pennsylvania Wilds

Mom deserves to be celebrated every day, but especially on Mother’s Day. What better way to honor the mom in your life than by reconnecting her with another mother… Mother Nature! We’ve put together a list of exciting destinations that moms will love visiting in the Pennsylvania Wilds.