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.

Outdoor Recreation

May 20, 2022

ATV Regional Trail Connector to open May 27 in Potter/Tioga/Clinton/Lycoming

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) announced year two of the ATV Regional Trail Connector Pilot program in the northcentral region of the state that will provide opportunities for riding enthusiasts to traverse many miles of roads opened to all-terrain vehicle use and trails in Potter, Tioga, Clinton, and Lycoming counties.

May 9, 2022

A Family Trip: The Austin Dam Ruins

When Lou Bernard takes a family trip to the Austin Dam Ruins with his wife and 7-year-old son, they relive old memories and appreciate history together.

May 2, 2022

Nature provides perfect setting for achieving goals

We're nearly halfway through the year 2022. Think back to January 1, when you were determined to follow through with your New Year's Resolution. Be honest... how is it going? Are you sticking to your goals? The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) has some tips! Here's how you can make achieving your goals a literal "walk in the park", pun fully intended. They share the story of one man, Christian, who achieved his goal in 2021 to run one mile in every PA state park!

April 25, 2022

DCNR dedicates new office, visitor center at Cook Forest State Park

Cook Forest State Park has a new park office and visitor center, which was officially dedicated in a celebration with the DCNR recently. The 4,000-square foot building center includes office space for 12 employees, a 700-square foot classroom and meeting space, and public restrooms that are available at all hours throughout the year.

April 4, 2022

How to estimate deer density on your property

Learn the various way to get an estimated count of the number of deer that utilize your property from AccuForage! Collecting this data can help you decide how to manage your property for the coming seasons.

March 31, 2022

What in the world is the Susquehanna River Water Trail?

The Susquehanna River Water Trail runs over 500 miles throughout PA. From the West Branch of the Susquehanna in the PA Wilds, through the valleys of Central PA, to Harrisburg and continuing into Maryland, one can have an amazing adventure anywhere.

March 10, 2022

Why do bucks shed their antlers?

What is the actual biology that causes antlers to fall off a buck’s head? AccuForage's Kory McConnell steps through what can cause this "shed", which is why you may find antlers in the forest!

March 7, 2022

Confessions of a Bigfoot hunter

The landscapes of the PA Wilds hold many beautiful scenes...and mysteries. Ed Byers recalls an experience in the woods that may have been the elusive Bigfoot hiding in the forests of the PA Wilds. To get more information, Ed interviews a Bigfoot hunter Amy who had more than a few stories herself about this elusive Cryptid.

February 25, 2022

PA Wilds Outdoor Industry Exploration Series: Outdoor Recreation Roundup starts March 5th!

Calling all freshman, sophomores, juniors and seniors in Warren and McKean counties interested in working in the region’s growing outdoor recreation industry, ecosystems, history and outdoor adventure - Outdoor Recreation Roundup is for you!

February 24, 2022

Race the Wilds Adventure Challenge

Interested in Trail Racing and are looking for a first-time experience? This race is for you. Race the Wilds Adventure Challenge at Curwensville Lake can give a newer Trail Racer the experience they are looking for in adventure racing, all the while taking in the beauty of the PA Wilds.