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March 5, 2021

Camp with your favorite four-legged friend in PA Wilds state parks and forests

Pennsylvania campers that enjoy spending time in the PA Wilds with their four-legged best friends will find an expanded number of campsites available to them in the Pennsylvania State Parks system in the 2022 season. 

March 2, 2021

Donated easement helps protect West Branch Susquehanna River Basin

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy recently announced the permanent protection of a 100-acre property in Penn Township, Clearfield County, that is bordered by approximately 6,000 feet of stream frontage along Bell Run, a tributary in the headwaters of the West Branch Susquehanna River.

February 24, 2021

Signals In Stone: Mystery cairns along the I-80 Frontier

Just off the I-80 Frontier in Clinton County, off in state game lands, are organized piles of large rocks, or cairns. What you can’t tell is how old they are or who built them. And that’s the mystery.

February 19, 2021

USDA Forest Service opens additional  ATV/OHM trails on Feb 20

The Allegheny National Forest will open the Rocky Gap and Marienville all-terrain vehicle and off-highway motorcycle (ATV/OHM) trails at 8 AM on Saturday, February 20, 2021.

February 18, 2021

DCNR Warns of Hazardous Conditions on State Forest Roads

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn warns travelers that sustained cold temperatures and a string of snowstorms have left many state forest roads impassable and she urged motorists to stay off them until conditions improve.

February 17, 2021

Lynn Hall: ‘Fallingwater’ in the Pennsylvania Wilds

Along Route 6 in the PA Wilds is Lynn Hall, a building with visual similarities and actual ties to Frank Lloyd Wright's famous Fallingwater.

February 12, 2021

Timberline ATV/OHM trail opens in Allegheny National Forest

The Allegheny National Forest (ANF) will open the Timberline all-terrain vehicle and off-highway motorcycle (ATV/OHM) trail at noon today, February 12, 2021. Permits are required to ride the Forest’s ATV/OHM trails.

February 9, 2021

Quick tips for exploring Penn’s Woods in Winter

When snow accumulates in state parks and forests, it's important to be prepared -- especially when you're out in the Wilds. If you are thinking of going out to enjoy some winter recreation, remember the following tips to keep warm, safe, and have an enjoyable time out in Penn’s Woods.

February 7, 2021

Help bird conservation by counting your backyard birds

Consider participating in the 2021 Great Backyard Bird Count in the PA Wilds! This free citizen science program takes place February 12-15.

February 5, 2021

Applications being accepted for new Master Watershed Steward Program in the PA Wilds

Penn State Extension is now accepting applications for the first Master Watershed Steward Program in Cameron, Elk, Potter and McKean counties. Applications are being accepted from all PA Wilds counties.