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.



January 27, 2022

The tenacity of Marcescent leaves

There is a phenomenon that occurs in some trees during the winter months. Learn about the fascinating marcescence (mar-sess-ents) leaves that can be found in the forests of Pennsylvania.

January 24, 2022

X Marks the Spot: 6 legends of treasure in the PA Wilds

Over the years, people have lost and stashed a shocking amount of money, gold, and silver in Pennsylvania. If you were interested, you could go explore the Wilds and look for it. And Lou Bernard even did the research on several of these treasures, so you don’t have to. Check out 6 legends of treasure in the PA Wilds!

January 20, 2022

‘Healthy Invisible Roots’: The Brick Block of Johnsonburg

In the Elk Country landscape of the PA Wilds, there is new life being breathed into the historic structures of Johnsonburg. Healthy Invisible Roots weave through this blog about a historic-structure triage situation stewarded into rejuvenation, in a Pennsylvania Wilds mountain borough.

January 17, 2022

Adventures of William Raymond

What are the odds someone would be a soldier, a singer, and also make a movie appearance long after his death? Well, for one man in Lock Haven, the odds were pretty good. Let Lou Bernard introduce you to William Raymond.

January 13, 2022

The benefits of harvesting timber on State Forest lands

The PA Wilds has two million acres of public land in its region, including 8 State Forests. In order to keep our beautiful forests healthy, timber is harvested. Learn from DCNR what some of the benefits of harvesting timber can be!

January 10, 2022

Can’t-miss stops during a day trip to Punxsutawney

Punxsutawney Phil is an international household name. But did you know that in the Punxsutawney community there’s a whole host of groundhog-related activities that you can participate in during a day trip? Explore all the awesome things that Punxsutawney has to offer!

January 6, 2022

Recycle your Christmas tree to nature this season!

When the holidays are over, don’t throw your real Christmas tree out with the trash -- recycle it! Here are some great tips to give a new purpose to your real Christmas tree after the holidays.

January 3, 2022

The Civil War Sub and the discovery of lost silver

A Civil War submarine, a natural genius, and a discovery of silver treasure - this story has it all. Learn about a Frenchman from Philadelphia named Brutus DeVilleroi, who designed a submarine in the 1850s, owned land here in the PA Wilds, and possibly discovered a vein of silver...

December 30, 2021

PA Wilds Hikes: Barbour Rock Trail

Check out a trail in the PA Grand Canyon that is easy to traverse with stunning views at the end of the hike! Barbour Rock Trail is a great trail for beginner hikers as well as being wheelchair and stroller accessible. Learn a little about the trail and go out and see the beauty of the PA Wilds for yourself!

December 27, 2021

Year in Review: Top 10 PA Wilds Blogs of 2021

For those of you who didn't get a chance to keep up with the blog all year, we're counting down the Top 10 blogs for you to catch up on all things PA Wilds before 2022 arrives. Starting with #10 and ending with #1, check out the most read blogs of this year!