September 13, 2019

Streetscape project in Bradford a boost for economic development

In Bradford, one of the northern gateways to The Pennsylvania Wilds, local leaders are taking major steps to improve the façade of the downtown while preserving the historic architecture that so many small towns within the Wilds adore. 

September 10, 2019

Visiting Elk Country? Check out these tips from a local wild elk photographer

Photographer Paul Staniszewski primarily focuses on capturing images of elk in the Elk Country landscape of the Pennsylvania Wilds. Here, learn about how Staniszewski got into the field and check out top tips for photographing wildlife.

September 8, 2019

PA Wilds in the News: Quarter 3 2019

Read some of the latest buzz about the Pennsylvania Wilds, including mentions in the Toronto Sun, Keystone Edge, Erie Times-News and more!

September 5, 2019

Geocaching in the Pennsylvania Wilds

Geocaching involves using a handheld GPS to find small containers, often full of prizes, hidden by other players. The Pennsylvania Wilds has many unique things to find.

September 2, 2019

Bellefonte Under the Lights: Harnessing the power of community character

A fundraiser for Downtown Bellefonte Inc., Bellefonte Under the Lights last year proved to be one of the most successful events the community has ever seen, with tickets selling out in just under two hours. Now in its second year, organizers have doubled the number of tickets sold to the event — accommodating up to 800 people — and tickets have sold out once again. Planners believe it's proof that leaders can harness the power of what makes their community unique.

August 31, 2019

Maple sugaring at Parker Dam State Park

March is maple sugaring season at Parker Dam State Park in northern Clearfield County near Penfield, PA, part of the Pennsylvania Wilds Elk Country landscape.  Throughout the month, park staff explain what is so special about making pure maple syrup in the park.  You can schedule an informative session today!

August 28, 2019

See the ‘Creative Makers of the PA Wilds’ Exhibit in Lock Haven this September

Traveling along the I-80 Frontier of the Pennsylvania Wilds throughout the month of September? Be sure to stop into the city of Lock Haven to see the "Creative Makers of the Pennsylvania Wilds: A Citywide Exposition." The exhibit will be shown across three venues: The Station Gallery, Avenue 209 Coffee Shop and Lock Haven University's Bentley Hall Gallery.

August 24, 2019

Spending two days immersed in nature in Cook Forest

There’s something special about the Cook Forest and the Ancients landscape of The Pennsylvania Wilds. It’s one of the few places left in the state where you can really tune into your surroundings and nature. That makes it one of the perfect places to disconnect. 

August 21, 2019

My family’s overnight stay at Kettle Creek

Lou Bernard and his family recently took a camping trip to Kettle Creek State Park, practically on the border between Elk Country and Dark Skies landscapes. Here he shares details about their experience.

August 18, 2019

Take a fused glass class while visiting Pine Creek Valley

Nature and art play off each other. The natural world is a work of art in its own right, and artists are often inspired by it. Just ask Kathleen Schnell, a fused glass artist and owner of Cottage Glassworks, a fused glass studio located in the Pine Creek Valley and PA Grand Canyon landscape of the Pennsylvania Wilds.