May 1, 2023

Places Mom will love in the Pennsylvania Wilds

Mom deserves to be celebrated every day, but especially on Mother’s Day. What better way to honor the mom in your life than by reconnecting her with another mother… Mother Nature! We’ve put together a list of exciting destinations that moms will love visiting in the Pennsylvania Wilds.

April 28, 2023

A Celebration of Oaks, Part I: Arbor Day 2023

Today is Arbor Day, a holiday meant to encourage the public to plant, conserve, and appreciate trees. It seems fitting to celebrate (and appreciate) an important and diverse group of native Pennsylvania trees: the oaks! Pennsylvania is home to sixteen native oak species, adapted to nearly every type of habitat in the Commonwealth, from dry ridgetops to wet, swampy bottomlands.

April 25, 2023

“Capture the Covered Bridge” photo contest for puzzle, deadline May 15

The Covered Bridge at Logan Mills will be the subject of the 2023 puzzle, the second in the Clinton County Visitors Bureau’s annual "Clinton County Landmarks" puzzle series. The Visitors Bureau, part of the Clinton County Economic Partnership, is now accepting pre-orders for the puzzle, and, as was the case for last year’s inaugural puzzle of Hyner View, is conducting a "Capture the Covered Bridge" photo contest to gather pictures of the iconic covered bridge, one of which will be selected to serve as the image on the puzzle.

April 24, 2023

The Hickory Creek Wilderness: Hike, fish, enjoy

In 1984, the United States Congress designated 8,663 acres in Warren County as the Hickory Creek Wilderness. For hikers, the Hickory Creek Trail, which runs through the wilderness, is a rolling, 12-mile loop of easy-to-moderate difficulty that can be completed in approximately five hours. In addition to hiking the area, writer Ralph Scherder shares his experiences of fishing in the streams of the Hickory Creek Wilderness.

April 21, 2023

“Leave No Trace” at your fishing spots this trout season

Trout season is underway, and many people will be headed out to go fishing on the lakes and streams in the Pennsylvania Wilds this year. We ask that anglers help to leave their fishing spots the same as or even better than they found them.

April 20, 2023

Earth Day 2023 in the PA Wilds: Taking care of the places we love

We hope you honor the spirit of Earth Day throughout the year, but April 22 can be an especially meaningful day to take care of the places we love in the Pennsylvania Wilds. On April 22, 1970, the United States of America celebrated its first Earth Day, the birth of the modern environmental movement. We have some tips for celebrating in a special way that respects and honors the places we love.

April 14, 2023

Celebrating International Dark Sky Week in the Pennsylvania Wilds

International Dark Sky Week is held during the week of the new moon in April (April 15-22, 2023), when people worldwide observe the beauty of the night sky without light pollution… and there’s truly no better place to celebrate than the Pennsylvania Wilds. A dark night sky is a mystical natural resource that is worthy of protection just like plants, waterways and wildlife. Learn how you can protect, appreciate and celebrate our Dark Skies!

April 13, 2023

Test out living in the PA Wilds this summer for free

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in the PA Wilds? Are you paying rent in a large city but you have a remote job and are thinking, “Why should I live here when I could do this job from anywhere?” If you live outside of the PA Wilds but want to “test drive” what it’s like to live there, you have the opportunity to apply for The Wilds Are Working: A Remote Lifestyle Experience. After a successful pilot program in 2022, remote workers have the chance to apply to test out living in two new communities for 2023. Those communities will be Emporium and Warren.

April 10, 2023

ATV permits available and season dates set for ATV Regional Trail Connector Pilot in PA Wilds

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) announced that permits for the ATV Regional Trail Connector Pilot in the northcentral region of the state are now available for purchase. This year’s pilot riding area will center upon Potter and Tioga counties, but will also include parts of Clinton and Lycoming counties, in the PA Wilds Dark Skies and I-80 Frontier landscapes. The pilot riding area will open for use on Friday, May 26, 2023, and will remain open until, Sunday, September 24, 2023.

April 7, 2023

Oooh that smell! Collecting ramps or wild leeks

Some people are revolted by the smell and flavor of onions and garlic but to others, it’s the sweet perfume of spring. I’m talking about the love-it-or-hate-it smell and taste of ramps or wild leeks, Allium tricoccum. Ramps, like onions, are a member of the amaryllis family. These potent, pint-sized onion relatives are popular Appalachian table fare as evidenced by the numerous “leek-fests” or “stink-fests” around the region. Leek popularity is growing with the upscale restaurant crowd and farm-to-table culinary circles.