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December 13, 2019

Christmas Bird Count: It’s for the Birds!

Well over a century ago, Frank M. Chapman of the Audubon Society proposed an alternative to an annual Christmas bird hunt.  His idea, the “Christmas Bird Census”, caught on.  Now known as the Christmas Bird Count (CBC), it is the longest-running citizen science endeavor, worldwide, at 120 years.

December 12, 2019

PA Wilds in the News: Quarter 4 2019

Read some of the latest buzz about the Pennsylvania Wilds, including mentions in Time, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, The Mirror, Rolling Stone India and more!

December 9, 2019

The Legend of the Thunderbird

The legend of the thunderbird goes back to the Native Americans. These oversized birds were said to hide out in the forest, and if one was spotted, it meant there was a storm on the way. Over the last hundred years or so, there have still been sightings along the I-80 Frontier, Pine Creek Valley, Dark Skies, and Elk Country landscapes of the Pennsylvania Wilds.

DiamondBack Truck Covers makes an impact on economy, outdoors lovers

Nestled in the heart of the I-80 Frontier region of the Pennsylvania Wilds is a company that’s making a big impact — on its local community, the region and on outdoor adventure enthusiasts. DiamondBack Truck Covers, located in Philipsburg, was named Pennsylvania Small Business of the Year in 2019.

December 2, 2019

Essential Gear for Backpack Hunting in the Wilds

To really get away from the hustle of everyday life, Beau Martonik enjoys going on weekend-to-weeklong backpack hunting trips. Here are some tips.

November 29, 2019

Must see galleries, theaters and museums in the PA Wilds

Galleries, theaters and museums tell the story of the history and culture of a community or region. They provide lenses to the past and opportunities to see how creative makers are foreseeing the future. Across the Pennsylvania Wilds there are many galleries and museums that offer opportunities to learn, programs that inspire, and chances to take home unique finds from rural Pennsylvania.

November 25, 2019

Route 120: The Impossible Road

Route 120 connects Lock Haven all the way to Ridgway. It's a part of two scenic drives: It begins the Bucktail Scenic Byway and is part of the Elk Scenic Drive.

November 21, 2019

Explore the historic ruins of the Pennsylvania Wilds

The Pennsylvania Wilds is full of ruins to explore. There are old communities that thrived when an industry was important, and then went out of business when it failed. Foundations, partial buildings, roads, and cemeteries are left behind in the forest.

November 17, 2019

Your PA Wilds Shopping Guide for ‘Small Business Saturday’

This year, the event that celebrates small businesses and encourages shoppers to uplift community entrepreneurs will take place on Saturday, November 30. When you shop locally in the Pennsylvania Wilds, you are doing more than just providing a good gift! And "Small Business Saturday" is the perfect opportunity to do so.

November 13, 2019

PJ Piccirillo and ‘The Indigo Scarf’

If you’re interested in historical fiction, Pennsylvania, or good stories, you have to read “The Indigo Scarf” by PJ Piccirillo.