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 19, 2021

Benchmarks across the PA Wilds

You’re walking somewhere--into a public building, along a sidewalk. And you look down and see a small, metal disc embedded in the sidewalk. It has numbers on it, and lettering that says “U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY.”

July 16, 2021

The Fringe Style: Rock Climbing in the PA Wilds

What is rock climbing? And why isn't there more talk of rock climbing in PA? Explore the origins of this great outdoor sport and learn how some of the pioneer rock climbers took on the PA Wilds. Explore the fringe style of rock climbing in the PA Wilds!

July 9, 2021

Lock Haven’s Pedestrian Mall Opens for the summer season

Downtown Lock Haven Inc. is hosting the 2021 Pedestrian Mall. On weekends in the summer, Main St. closes for residents and businesses to enjoy music, food, and vendors. Experience the fun of downtown Lock Haven like never before.

July 7, 2021

Paddling in the PA Wilds’ Pine Creek

Paddling in the Pa Wilds' Pine Creek is a tradition for many and a once-in-a-lifetime thrill for others. Whether you’re interested in a three-day excursion or a two-hour easy paddle, any time spent on Pine Creek will be unforgettable.

June 28, 2021

DCNR Extends Due Date For Proposals For Concessionaire At Denton Hill State Park to July 9th

DCNR has extended the due date for proposals to operate a downhill ski and four-season recreation center at Denton Hill State Park in Potter County.

June 23, 2021

The Spotted Lanternfly: Have you “Spotted” Them?

The Spotted Lanternfly or SLF, Lycorma delicatula (White), is an invasive planthopper native to Asia fist discovered in PA in Berks County in 2014. Learn more about this invasive planthopper to help identify the species.

June 14, 2021

Paul, Rosie, and the frog pond: Adventure in the PA Wilds

Writer Lou Bernard takes his family on a day trip to Bald Eagle State Park and shows the magic of a little adventure in the PA Wilds.

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.

June 4, 2021

Save our King: Monarchs of the Wilds

The monarch butterfly is both beautiful and in need of help. Learn about the conservation efforts that have been implemented for the monarch butterfly and how you can help in this week's Forest Friday!

June 1, 2021

Susquehanna Greenway Photo Contest underway; submissions due by June 30

Enter the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership's 10th annual photo contest! All submissions are due by June 30th, 2021. Learn more about the contest and submit your photographs today!