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.



September 25, 2020

Celebrate National Public Lands Day in the PA Wilds

This year, National Public Lands Day falls on September 26. This massive effort seeks to get people involved in preserving public spaces, and in so the effort helps governmental agencies tasked with managing the lands with finite resources.

September 20, 2020

Being a tourist in your own community 

COVID-19 has taught us the importance of not only being aware of the businesses, experiences and assets around us, but also the importance of supporting them to ensure their longevity in our communities. 

September 16, 2020

PA Wilds Makers Market: An opportunity to find your next WILD thing

If you’re looking for a gift or locally-sourced ware, be sure to tune into the PA Wilds Makers Market on October 24-25. This online shopping experience is designed to help you ‘find your next WILD thing,’ specifically handcrafted products and services in the Pennsylvania Wilds.

September 9, 2020

30th Anniversary in the Pennsylvania Wilds

This month is an anniversary for Lou Bernard. This September marks thirty years since he first moved to the Pennsylvania Wilds. Here he shares details of his first visits to different locations throughout the region.

September 4, 2020

Collins/Kane Hardwoods in the PA Wilds:  Where You Can See the Forest for the Trees

The history and culture of our scenic Pennsylvania Wilds are deeply rooted in the forests and the vast timber resources and wood product industries that have flourished around it. Here in the Wilds, Collins/Kane Hardwood is a major economic player.

August 31, 2020

The Fairy Legend of the Dark Skies Landscape

Ordinarily, if someone claimed to have seen fairies in the Pennsylvania Wilds, you’d have to ask what they were drinking. And maybe if you could have some. But that’s assuming that you weren’t in the Dark Skies Landscape, where there is an old legend that fairies existed, with possibly some truth behind it.

August 24, 2020

Exploring Bellefonte’s rich heritage: A Q&A with local historian and business owner Matt Maris

Every day, we walk past historic buildings and sites, or drive by them on our daily commutes — and we may not even realize it. Matt Maris, the founder of Local Historia, is sharing his knowledge and love for local history in his community of Bellefonte — in the I-80 Frontier region of the PA Wilds — through walking tours.

August 20, 2020

Be Elk SMART in the Pennsylvania Wilds

When visiting the Pennsylvania Wilds Elk Country, it’s your duty to preserve the wild nature of the elk herd. Help keep the elk herd wild by being Elk SMART.

August 10, 2020

Lock Haven’s Riverwalk

Situated in the I-80 Frontier of the PA Wilds, one end of the Lock Haven riverwalk levee takes travelers to the Elk Scenic Drive, but the entire levee runs along the West Branch Susquehanna River, which is also a great place to swim, fish, or boat.

August 5, 2020

Allegheny woodrats: A Pennsylvania native

Allegheny woodrats (Neotoma magister) have been present in Pennsylvania for millennia, occupying rocky outcrops along ridgetops and boulder fields throughout the Appalachians and Allegheny Plateau.