All counties of the Pennsylvania Wilds are currently in the Green Phase for reopening Pennsylvania amid COVID-19.

Please use appropriate precautions when traveling and refer to CDC recommendations.



July 9, 2020

Katydids: Unforgettable Sounds of Summer

Ch-ch.  Ch-ch-ch. Ch-ch.  Ch-ch-ch.  And over and over again.  The noise begins just after dark and hails like a chorus from the treetops, and if you listen long enough, fades into the ambiance of the nighttime experience in Penn’s Woods. It's the katydids.

July 6, 2020

Recovery efforts support small businesses across the Wilds

Across the Pennsylvania Wilds, communities are working to find ways to promote economic recovery following many, many weeks of shutdown as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. While the initiatives differ from community to community, the message is the same: Support small businesses in your own neighborhood. 

June 20, 2020

Listen in to hear ‘Stories from the Pennsylvania Wilds’

When it comes to the history of rural towns across Pennsylvania, Clarion University history professor Dr. Marc Sanko says that the past is often overlooked.  Sanko, along with colleague Dr. Jeffrey Diamond, recently launched the podcast “Stories from the Pennsylvania Wilds,” where they showcase these important pieces of history from across the Wilds region.

June 16, 2020

Pennsylvania Fireflies: Signals of Summer

June flashes in the night sky signal the arrival of summer. Did you know the firefly is designated as the state insect of Pennsylvania?

June 12, 2020

Entertainment from the PA Wilds

Even if we can’t get out into the Pennsylvania Wilds right now, we can still enjoy the Pennsylvania Wilds through our media. There are plenty of books and movies that have some PA Wilds connection -- either they’re created by someone from here, or were created here, or take place here.

June 9, 2020

DCNR to open remaining state park, forest facilities, including beaches

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) continues to reopen state parks and forests in a phased manner, and soon beaches and pools will be available for summer recreation.

June 6, 2020

New website to help people protect state parks, forests

The Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation (PPFF), a non-profit with a mission geared towards Pennsylvania’s state parks and forests, recently unveiled a new website -- -- designed to help mobilize the public to protect state parks and forests.

June 3, 2020

PA Wilds Conservation Shop at Kinzua Bridge reopens June 4 with modified hours, safety procedures

The PA Wilds Conservation Shop at Kinzua Bridge State Park will reopen on Thursday, June 4, with modified hours and new safety procedures after a brief closure due to COVID-19.

June 2, 2020

A Crash Course on e-Books, Libraries and Bookstores in the PA Wilds

COVID-19 made some drastic changes to the experiences offered in the Pennsylvania Wilds. Many places have been closed, or are offering limited services. However, some libraries are still offering certain services. If you already have a library card, and you have a computer or tablet, there are some things you can access from home, such as e-books.

May 28, 2020

PA Wilds businesses share stories of hardship, resilience in WCO Series 

Across The Pennsylvania Wilds, businesses and organizations are turning obstacles into opportunities. In an effort to share the stories of hardship and resilience amid the Wilds business community, The Wilds Cooperative of PA launched “The Wilds Are Working: Rural Entrepreneurship in Uncharted Times.”