September 21, 2019

Fall foliage festivals celebrate the onset of autumn, beauty of changing leaves

Fall leaf peeping is a fun pastime for people living in or traveling throughout the Pennsylvania Wilds in early fall, with residents and visitors alike jumping in the car for a scenic journey along back roads through the forests. Several communities throughout the region have found special ways to mark the annual occasion. Two of the largest events include the Autumn Leaf Festival in Clarion and the Flaming Foliage Festival in Renovo.

September 19, 2019

Camera Trap Chronicles: The Pennsylvania Wilds

Staff at The Nature Conservancy monitors wildlife in the Pennsylvania Wilds by utilizing game camera traps on the West Branch Forest Preserve, a 3,000-acre preserve in northcentral Pennsylvania. The cameras caught images of fishers, wood rats, bears and much more!

September 16, 2019

‘Brews in the Barn’ at Millbrook slated for September 28

Before Millbrook Playhouse was founded as a theater in 1963, it was a dairy farm, and during Prohibition it was used to smuggle bootleg alcohol without the authorities noticing. This September, you’ll be able to visit Millbrook and also get alcohol, perfectly legally, during the annual “Brews In The Barn” event on September 28.

September 13, 2019

Streetscape project in Bradford a boost for economic development

In Bradford, one of the northern gateways to The Pennsylvania Wilds, local leaders are taking major steps to improve the façade of the downtown while preserving the historic architecture that so many small towns within the Wilds adore. 

September 10, 2019

Visiting Elk Country? Check out these tips from a local wild elk photographer

Photographer Paul Staniszewski primarily focuses on capturing images of elk in the Elk Country landscape of the Pennsylvania Wilds. Here, learn about how Staniszewski got into the field and check out top tips for photographing wildlife.

September 8, 2019

PA Wilds in the News: Quarter 3 2019

Read some of the latest buzz about the Pennsylvania Wilds, including mentions in the Toronto Sun, Keystone Edge, Erie Times-News and more!

September 5, 2019

Geocaching in the Pennsylvania Wilds

Geocaching involves using a handheld GPS to find small containers, often full of prizes, hidden by other players. The Pennsylvania Wilds has many unique things to find.

September 2, 2019

Bellefonte Under the Lights: Harnessing the power of community character

A fundraiser for Downtown Bellefonte Inc., Bellefonte Under the Lights last year proved to be one of the most successful events the community has ever seen, with tickets selling out in just under two hours. Now in its second year, organizers have doubled the number of tickets sold to the event — accommodating up to 800 people — and tickets have sold out once again. Planners believe it's proof that leaders can harness the power of what makes their community unique.

August 31, 2019

Maple sugaring at Parker Dam State Park

March is maple sugaring season at Parker Dam State Park in northern Clearfield County near Penfield, PA, part of the Pennsylvania Wilds Elk Country landscape.  Throughout the month, park staff explain what is so special about making pure maple syrup in the park.  You can schedule an informative session today!

August 28, 2019

See the ‘Creative Makers of the PA Wilds’ Exhibit in Lock Haven this September

Traveling along the I-80 Frontier of the Pennsylvania Wilds throughout the month of September? Be sure to stop into the city of Lock Haven to see the "Creative Makers of the Pennsylvania Wilds: A Citywide Exposition." The exhibit will be shown across three venues: The Station Gallery, Avenue 209 Coffee Shop and Lock Haven University's Bentley Hall Gallery.