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May 7, 2021

Plastic to Rock: Safely Adapting to Climbing Outside

Dana Harrington shows how rock climbers can transition to climbing outdoors safely through "bouldering". Learn techniques and safety tips as you take your love for rock climbing to the PA Wilds.

May 3, 2021

The Susquehanna : One of the Oldest Rivers

The Susquehanna River is the largest on the East Coast and one of the oldest rivers in the world. Its West Branch lives in the PA Wilds. Explore the history and beauty of the Susquehanna River's West Branch.

April 28, 2021

The Nature Inn: An Eco-Friendly Gem in the PA Wilds

Bald Eagle State Park offers an amazing nature experience in the PA Wilds, and located in its heart is The Nature Inn. Explore The Nature Inn and the wonders of Bald Eagle State Park.

April 17, 2021

An Earthy Flavor: The Spirit of Earth Day

Earth Day was founded fifty-one years ago signaling the dawn of a new national and statewide commitment to the environment. Today we celebrate Earth Day as a commitment of stewardship of our planet for the generations yet to come.

April 12, 2021

Reflecting on writing for the Pennsylvania Wilds

Writer Lou Bernard reflects on three years he has spent writing for the PA Wilds. Read some of his favorite articles from over the years. Sit back and enjoy the ride.

April 7, 2021

Cavity Nesters: Making Homes in Decaying Wood

With springtime here, learn about the furry and feathered animals that are known as cavity nesters here in the PA Wilds. Keep your eye out for cavity nesters as you journey through the region.

March 30, 2021

Native American Paths in the PA Wilds

Hundreds of years ago, Native American tribes roamed Pennsylvania. Across what is today the Pennsylvania Wilds, they walked along the rivers and valleys, and they settled in the mountains. Many paths have become roads now, but they still exist. You can still travel across the PA Wilds, following the same routes that the tribes did centuries ago.

March 29, 2021

DCNR Announces Operational Changes at State Parks, Forests

Outdoors programming will return at Pennsylvania state parks and occupancy limits will expand within park and state forest buildings effective Sunday, April 4.

March 26, 2021

How you can support streamside buffer plantings via new Keystone Tree Fund

Pennsylvanians interested in supporting streamside buffer and urban tree plantings can help through the newly established Keystone Tree Fund.

March 22, 2021

In search of the wild leek: The first green of spring in the PA Wilds

Much like the opening day of trout season, the return of the red-winged blackbird and the switch to Daylight Saving Time, the emergence of wild leeks in the Pennsylvania Wilds region is among the true harbingers of spring.