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.


July 1, 2022

Fourth of July 2022: How PA Wilds Celebrates

The 4th of July, the Independence Day of the United State of America, is a time to celebrate our country and the people who live here. How does our PA Wilds region celebrate the 4th of July? Check out what events are happening in these towns!

June 16, 2022

Wilds Child Adventure Two: The Ancient Forest

The Wilds Child: Exploring the PA Wilds with Little Adventurers is a monthly series that features stories, travel tips, landscape recommendations, and the occasional piece of unsolicited parenting advice. This month, author Tia DeShong along with her husband and two young boys explore Cook Forest and the Ancients. They journey through the walkable Forest Cathedral as the little ones discover how ancient our PA Wilds history truly is.

May 25, 2022

A Day in Wellsboro

Lou Bernard takes his wife and 7-year-old son on a family trip to Wellsboro, complete with a peek at the PA Grand Canyon, a fountain that inspires childlike wonder, and a comic book store both father and son enjoy.

May 19, 2022

Wilds Child: Exploring the PA Wilds with Little Adventurers

Writer and parent Tia DeShong reflects on her own childhood as a Wilds Child and how she hopes to continue making memories with her own young sons. Loving the PA Wilds is not only for people who grew up her like Tia, however! She shares how you can start exploring this beautiful landscape and enjoy nature with your family.

April 5, 2022

Remote work initiative launches in Pennsylvania Wilds community

Piloting in summer 2022 in the PA Wilds community of Bellefonte, The Wilds Are Working: A Remote Lifestyle Experience will allow remote workers to live, work, volunteer, and explore all that the rural area has to offer. Applications are now open through April 30 to participate in the July 2022 Remote Lifestyle Experience.

February 2, 2022

Groundhogs – Just the facts

Happy Groundhog Day from the PA Wilds! As you celebrate Punxsutawney Phil, learn some facts about the groundhog species!

January 24, 2022

X Marks the Spot: 6 legends of treasure in the PA Wilds

Over the years, people have lost and stashed a shocking amount of money, gold, and silver in Pennsylvania. If you were interested, you could go explore the Wilds and look for it. And Lou Bernard even did the research on several of these treasures, so you don’t have to. Check out 6 legends of treasure in the PA Wilds!

January 10, 2022

Can’t-miss stops during a day trip to Punxsutawney

Punxsutawney Phil is an international household name. But did you know that in the Punxsutawney community there’s a whole host of groundhog-related activities that you can participate in during a day trip? Explore all the awesome things that Punxsutawney has to offer!

October 7, 2021

Planning an adventure to see fall foliage in the PA Wilds

There’s nothing like a scenic road trip as the leaves are turning. Lucky for explorers, the routes of the PA Wilds offer the best views. Find your next favorite fall spot in the landscapes of the PA Wilds.

October 3, 2021

Ghosts of the PA Wilds: Of Dark Skies and ghost lights

"Ghosts in the PA Wilds" is a series of ghost stories written by historian Lou Bernard, who revels in folklore and the paranormal. The PA Wilds Are Calling blog will feature a new ghost story from the region each Sunday of October. "Of Dark Skies and ghost lights" is about a gruesome murder in the early 1800s that occurred in the Dark Skies landscape of the PA Wilds.