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.



June 25, 2021

Landscapes of the Pennsylvania Wilds

The PA Wilds is organized by 6 landscapes all with unique communities and amazing natural wonders. Explore them all this summer!

June 23, 2021

The Spotted Lanternfly: Have you “Spotted” Them?

The Spotted Lanternfly or SLF, Lycorma delicatula (White), is an invasive planthopper native to Asia fist discovered in PA in Berks County in 2014. Learn more about this invasive planthopper to help identify the species.

June 21, 2021

Makers Market held Second Sundays in Pine Creek

Up the Crick-Wine & Antiques is hosting a Makers Market on the second Sunday of every month between May and October. Enjoy the fun on your next visit to Pine Creek!

June 18, 2021

Renovo to Hyner Water Trail: Your Next PA Wilds Adventure!

One of the best things about summer in the PA Wilds is the many water trails! Check out this itinerary that will take kayakers and canoers from Renovo to Hyner on the West Branch of the Susquehanna River.

June 16, 2021

Looking back and looking forward at the Elk of the PA Wilds

Ever wonder on how the PA Wilds has one of the largest elk herds on the eastern side of the United States? Ray Hunt will take you through the history of the elk, their home in Elk Country of the PA Wilds, and how to respect both the animals and their habitat. Delve into the past and the future of the Elk in the PA Wilds.

June 14, 2021

Paul, Rosie, and the frog pond: Adventure in the PA Wilds

Writer Lou Bernard takes his family on a day trip to Bald Eagle State Park and shows the magic of a little adventure in the PA Wilds.

June 11, 2021

How the mountain laurel became Pennsylvania’s state flower

Do you know that the laurel is Pennsylvania's state flower? Learn more about how the laurel became to be known as the state flower and where to find it while adventuring in the PA Wilds!

June 8, 2021

DCNR Announces Kinzua Viaduct Scheduled For Routine Bridge Inspection In July

PA's DCNR announces Kinzua Bridge in McKean County is scheduled for Routine Bridge Inspection in July of 2021.

June 5, 2021

An Overnight Change: The Stolen Courthouse of Forest County

Located in the western part of the PA Wilds, Forest County lives with a fascinating history. One piece of history was that residents disagreed with the location of the newly established County seat. So they took it into their own hands - quite literally. Dive into the founding of Forest County and how the County seat was established.

June 4, 2021

Save our King: Monarchs of the Wilds

The monarch butterfly is both beautiful and in need of help. Learn about the conservation efforts that have been implemented for the monarch butterfly and how you can help in this week's Forest Friday!