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February 22, 2019

How to navigate Pine Creek Valley area despite Slate Run Road closure

Slate Run Road in the northern section of Tiadaghton State Forest was the site of multiple landslides in 2018 due to the extremely rainy weather, causing the road to be closed off in 2018. The PA Department of Conservation & Natural Resources has released an advisory cautioning travelers to avoid Slate Run Road until further notice. DCNR has also released a detailed detour map to help travelers access the recreational assets and communities within the area.

February 19, 2019

The Old Man, The Bear and Logan Run

"Of many favorite brook trout streams throughout the Pennsylvania Wilds, Logan Run is right up there near the top of my list," says author Ed Byers. "From Tionesta Creek up to the waterfall, Logan Run is a mile-long wild trout stream with beautiful hemlocks and an occasional lush meadow."

February 16, 2019

Happy National Entrepreneurship Week! Tap into educational resources for entrepreneurs.

Did you know that February 16-23, 2019, is National Entrepreneurship Week? Learn how you can celebrate the creative efforts of entrepreneurs and small businesses, and find out about special webinars and professional development opportunities offered throughout the week!

February 14, 2019

Attend the PA Wilds Buyer’s Market on March 2 to find regionally-made products

On March 2, 2019, check out the PA Wilds Conservation Shop Buyer's Market, the only trade show for retailers and the public to source food, wares and gift products made in the PA Wilds, taking place at Clarion University. The public portion of the event will be held from 1-4 p.m.

February 11, 2019

Check out this list of 2019 PA Wilds adventure trail races, perfect for beginners

The rugged and rolling hills of the Pennsylvania Wilds are known for some of the best trails for hiking, backpacking and exploring. Here is a list of some of the shorter trail races taking place across the Pennsylvania Wilds in 2019, organized by some of the must-see landscapes in the region.

February 9, 2019

Snowbirds: Signs of winter and hope for spring

Ryan Reed's mother always enjoyed watching birds at the backyard feeder, and so has he.  When he was young, his mother taught him to identify the “snowbirds.” Years later, he learned to formally identify them as “slate-colored juncos,” and still later yet, “dark-eyed juncos." Learn more about these birds, often spotted throughout winter in the Pennsylvania Wilds.

February 6, 2019

It’s the perfect time for cold-weather camping in the Wilds

Temperatures are dropping across the state making it easier to want to stay inside, or maybe it makes you want to get outside even more? Depends on the type of person you are, but if you are willing to brave a little cold weather, you can still have a great time outdoors during the winter months in the Pennsylvania Wilds!

February 2, 2019

Frozen Frogs: A miraculous winter strategy

When winter’s glacial groan begins to sweep across the land, animals are ready to meet the challenge with a variety of strategies. But the wood frog neither flees nor flops nor frets…it freezes.

January 28, 2019

Literary Legends of the PA Wilds: Margaret Sutton and Judy Bolton

Before Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling, before The Hunger Games and Suzanne Collins, before The Chronicles of Narnia and C.S. Lewis, there was Judy Bolton and Potter County author Margaret Sutton. The Judy Bolton Mystery Series enjoyed national acclaim, and Judy became a popular role model to legions of young girls.

January 23, 2019

PA Wilds in the News

Read some of the latest regional and statewide buzz on activities taking place in the Pennsylvania Wilds.