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 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!

May 28, 2021

Allegheny National Forest gives information for Memorial Day weekend

ANF offices offer virtual services, as well as where to find information for visitors coming to the area for Memorial Day weekend. The USDA Forest Service continues to take steps to safely maintain operations as we respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

May 27, 2021

ATV Trails to open in Allegheny National Forest

Allegheny National Forest will open all-terrain vehicle and off-highway motorcycle trails at 8 AM on Friday, May 28, 2021 for the summer riding season that runs through Sunday, September 26, 2021. Explore the ANF and the PA Wilds today!

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.

May 3, 2021

The Susquehanna : One of the Oldest Rivers

The Susquehanna River is the largest on the East Coast and one of the oldest rivers in the world. Its West Branch lives in the PA Wilds. Explore the history and beauty of the Susquehanna River's West Branch.

April 28, 2021

The Nature Inn: An Eco-Friendly Gem in the PA Wilds

Bald Eagle State Park offers an amazing nature experience in the PA Wilds, and located in its heart is The Nature Inn. Explore The Nature Inn and the wonders of Bald Eagle State Park.