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 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.

May 25, 2021

Live Music and Outdoor Dining are just the beginning for May 28th Friday in the ‘Fonte

Downtown Bellefonte will kick off its 2021 Friday in the ‘Fonte Summer Series on May 28, 2021. The series will feature free live music, pop-up outdoor beverage and dining spaces, kids activities and historic walking tours.

May 18, 2021

UFO sightings over PA Wilds’ town of Brookville

Over the skies of Brookville, on the I-80 Frontier of the PA Wilds, UFOs are repeatedly sighted. Lou Bernard examines these sightings and reminds the reader that if you are in the PA Wilds, don't forget to look up.

April 12, 2021

Reflecting on writing for the Pennsylvania Wilds

Writer Lou Bernard reflects on three years he has spent writing for the PA Wilds. Read some of his favorite articles from over the years. Sit back and enjoy the ride.

March 30, 2021

Native American Paths in the PA Wilds

Hundreds of years ago, Native American tribes roamed Pennsylvania. Across what is today the Pennsylvania Wilds, they walked along the rivers and valleys, and they settled in the mountains. Many paths have become roads now, but they still exist. You can still travel across the PA Wilds, following the same routes that the tribes did centuries ago.

March 26, 2021

How you can support streamside buffer plantings via new Keystone Tree Fund

Pennsylvanians interested in supporting streamside buffer and urban tree plantings can help through the newly established Keystone Tree Fund.

March 22, 2021

In search of the wild leek: The first green of spring in the PA Wilds

Much like the opening day of trout season, the return of the red-winged blackbird and the switch to Daylight Saving Time, the emergence of wild leeks in the Pennsylvania Wilds region is among the true harbingers of spring.

March 19, 2021

PA Outdoor Corps: Investing in the Next Generation and Our Public Lands 

The PA Outdoor Corps is a program designed to cultivate the next generation of stewards and workforce while also improving our public lands. Being home to the largest concentration of public lands between NYC and Chicago, the PA Wilds has seen its fair share of benefits from the program, which can be adapted to any public land spaces in communities across the Commonwealth.

March 12, 2021

Calder: The Elk Country town that never was

There was a community called Calder once, except there wasn’t. It would be located in in Elk Country if it existed. But it never did, and now some of the few remnants of it is visible in the present-day I-80 Frontier.

March 5, 2021

Camp with your favorite four-legged friend in PA Wilds state parks and forests

Pennsylvania campers that enjoy spending time in the PA Wilds with their four-legged best friends will find an expanded number of campsites available to them in the Pennsylvania State Parks system in the 2022 season.