May 28, 2019

Bellefonte to host Outdoor Adventure Expo on June 9

Spring Creek will be just one of the recreational assets that will be showcased during Bellefonte’s first Outdoor Adventure Expo, set for June 9 in the community’s Talleyrand Park. The event is meant to showcase all of the outdoor adventure opportunities, vendors and groups that are in the area — and there are a ton of them.

May 24, 2019

Bigfoot sightings in the Pennsylvania Wilds

Bigfoot, a bipedal, humanoid land mammal, with shaggy hair and huge feet, known for leaving tracks wherever he goes, is popular because he’s so often sighted. Bigfoot is spotted all over the country. And of course that includes the PA Wilds.

May 21, 2019

Visiting Kinzua Bridge State Park? Take a photography tour.

Kathleen Prosperi-McClard is a photographer who, in addition to being a juried artisan member of the Wilds Cooperative of Pennsylvania, is able to take individuals and groups out on educational photography tours at Kinzua Bridge State Park. She received a commercial use license from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources -- which manages the state park -- to provide these opportunities.

May 18, 2019

Trilliums of Pennsylvania

Penn’s Woods is home to seven of America’s 39 species of trilliums. These flowers are among the most highly anticipated of the spring wildflowers, and fortunately we don’t have long to wait after a bleak winter. The diminutive snow trillium (Trillium nivale; proposed PA Threatened) is one of the first flowers of the commonwealth to bloom.

May 15, 2019

Renaissance on the River: The Revitalization of Downtown Lock Haven

Nestled in a beautiful valley of the Susquehanna River’s West Branch in the PA Wilds I-80 Frontier landscape lies the city of Lock Haven. Named for the Pennsylvania Canal Locks, which powered Pennsylvania’s logging industry to unbridled prosperity, the town flourished and became universally known as a ‘haven’ for the timber industry. Today Lock Haven is reinventing itself and fast becoming a shining example of the hard work and determination of people in the PA Wilds who refuse to say “die”.

May 12, 2019

Unidentified Flying Objects in the PA Wilds

Every year, thousands of people visit the Pennsylvania Wilds. They come to explore, to hike, tour our museums and communities. They arrive from all over the country. And some visitors may be coming from a lot further away than that.

May 9, 2019

I-80 Frontier: Convenient access to a variety of PA Wilds experiences

The I-80 Frontier Landscape of the Pennsylvania Wilds brings travelers right through six counties included in the region, including Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Jefferson, Lycoming, and Northern Centre. Each county has a variety of offerings for travelers to enjoy!

May 6, 2019

Seal of Approval: The Monster of the Susquehanna

Here's some background on an old PA Wilds legend, dating back over a century: a weird, barely-seen monster living in the West Branch Susquehanna River. It was known as the Kettle Creek Monster, the West Branch Dugong, or, as writer Lou Bernard prefers, the Susquehanna Seal.

May 2, 2019

Traversing Fred Woods Trail in Elk Country

Fred Woods Trail is a scenic 3-mile loop on top of the hills in Driftwood, PA, a small community that sits on the edge of the Elk Country and Dark Skies landscapes in the Pennsylvania Wilds.  Photographer Samantha Cunningham recently journeyed out to the trail to take a hike with her dog, Sadie, and she captured beautiful photos along the way!

April 29, 2019

The Lost Treasure Of John Reaville

In Clinton County, very near where Elk Country meets the I-80 Frontier in the Pennsylvania Wilds, there’s a spot in the forest. It involves old ruins, history, and even a lost treasure. It’s now a part of Sproul State Forest, but once it was a busy mining town, and it was called Revelton.