Due to the risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, please use appropriate precautions when traveling in the PA Wilds and refer to the PA Department of Health for updates.



September 20, 2021

Half a camping trip at Hyner Run

Nearly every summer, I get an invitation to speak at a state park. At the moment, my friend is working up at Hyner Run. Hyner Run is beautiful, just off 220 near North Bend, in northern Clinton County and the Elk Country landscape. So in mid-August, my family packed the car and drove up to find our campsite.

September 17, 2021

Jakes Rocks Trail Fest September 24-26

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service is excited for the upcoming “Trail Fest” at Jakes Rocks Friday, September 24-26, 2021. Trail Fest celebrates the exceptional mountain biking opportunities at Allegheny National Forest.

September 16, 2021

Outdoor Adventure Expo features vendors, workshops, regional craft beverages and more

Outdoor recreation lovers will want to head to the Pennsylvania Wilds community of Bellefonte — located in the I-80 Frontier — this October 3 for the annual Outdoor Adventure Expo.

September 13, 2021

Safety First: PA hunter education and safety

The PA Wilds has over 2.1 million acres of public land which includes a number of state game lands for hunters. Hunting is safe and getting safer, thanks to hunter education. Make safety the first priority and learn more about hunting safety with these courses provided by the PA Game Commission.

September 9, 2021

PA parks in the PA Wilds that exist for nature lovers

Pennsylvania is a nature lover’s delight, hosting some of the most beautiful wilderness areas in the country. And PA takes good care of its precious state park resources, providing scenic roads and views not often seen in these 50 states. Rose Lattanze and her husband explore the PA Wilds' own Dark Skies landscape and visit the beautiful parks that exist there.

September 6, 2021

Honoring Forestry Bureau workers on Labor Day

This weekend, Forestry bureau employees will enjoy an extra day off to celebrate the Labor Day holiday, and it will be well-earned. It’s an honor to serve our commonwealth with these dedicated workers, many of whom labor in difficult environments and whose praises often go unsung.

September 3, 2021

Seeking a PA Wilds brewery? Look no further.

Are you the type who is always seeking out the next best brew? These PA Wilds breweries bring freshly-made beers to a whole new level, and they’re within a stone’s throw of some of the Commonwealth’s best outdoor experiences.

September 2, 2021

Fly fishing a ‘blue line’ in the PA Wilds

Ray Hunt and fly-rod-artist Bob Hallowell take a fishing excursion one Saturday in July and experience fly fishing in the PA Wilds. If you follow the blue lines on the map, you may also find one of the thousands of trout streams that exist with the PA Wilds. May you have tight lines!

August 30, 2021

PA Wilds Instagram Giveaway Begins Today, Ends September 8

To celebrate the growth of the Pennsylvania Wilds brand on social media over the last few years, we’ve teamed up with Wilds Cooperative of PA members to give one lucky winner a getaway to the PA Wilds! One lucky Instagram winner will be eligible to receive a PA Wilds getaway in the Pine Creek Valley and PA Grand Canyon landscape!

August 26, 2021

What a Difference a Century Makes: Celebrating Women in Forestry

August 26th is Women’s Equality Day, commemorating the 1920 adoption of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote. The DCNR Bureau of Forestry (formerly the Division of Forestry) was founded 25 years earlier during the pre-suffrage era.  Although women couldn’t cast a ballot, they did not exclude themselves from promoting forests and advocating for forest conservation.