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.


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.

April 17, 2021

An Earthy Flavor: The Spirit of Earth Day

Earth Day was founded fifty-one years ago signaling the dawn of a new national and statewide commitment to the environment. Today we celebrate Earth Day as a commitment of stewardship of our planet for the generations yet to come.

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.

April 7, 2021

Cavity Nesters: Making Homes in Decaying Wood

With springtime here, learn about the furry and feathered animals that are known as cavity nesters here in the PA Wilds. Keep your eye out for cavity nesters as you journey through the region.

March 29, 2021

DCNR Announces Operational Changes at State Parks, Forests

Outdoors programming will return at Pennsylvania state parks and occupancy limits will expand within park and state forest buildings effective Sunday, April 4.