Outdoor Recreation

September 30, 2019

Where to find equestrian trails on public lands in the PA Wilds

Horseback riding takes you back in time, providing an opportunity to connect with nature and disconnect from some of the stresses of modern life. For those with horses looking to explore the public lands of the Pennsylvania Wilds, it’s just a matter of learning where to go!

September 27, 2019

Fly fishing for trout through fall

When the leaves start to turn and the temperatures call for a fleece jacket, many anglers in Pennsylvania head back to the trout streams. 

September 5, 2019

Geocaching in the Pennsylvania Wilds

Geocaching involves using a handheld GPS to find small containers, often full of prizes, hidden by other players. The Pennsylvania Wilds has many unique things to find.

August 24, 2019

Spending two days immersed in nature in Cook Forest

There’s something special about the Cook Forest and the Ancients landscape of The Pennsylvania Wilds. It’s one of the few places left in the state where you can really tune into your surroundings and nature. That makes it one of the perfect places to disconnect. 

August 6, 2019

Celebrate Pennsylvania’s River of the Year on the Clarion River Sojourn August 17–18

The public is invited to celebrate the Clarion River’s honor of being voted the 2019 Pennsylvania River of the Year during a two-day group paddling sojourn on Saturday, August 17 and Sunday, August 18. The registration deadline is Wednesday, August 14, 2019.

July 29, 2019

How a guided fly fishing tour made lessons a reality

Abbi Peters has been learning about fly fishing for months. In June, she took what she learned to Kettle Creek, with some assistance from Wildwood Outfitters, and had a successful first outing fishing the calm waters of the Pennsylvania Wilds.

July 14, 2019

Explore public lands during ‘Parks and Recreation Month’

July is Parks and Recreation Month across the nation. It’s the perfect time to celebrate and explore our public lands and take in the beauty of nature around us. In this rural region, over 2.1 million acres of public lands are protected and set aside for citizens and visitors to enjoy. The Pennsylvania Wilds boasts 29 state parks, eight state forests, and is home to the Commonwealth’s only national forest: the Allegheny National Forest.

July 8, 2019

New location centralizes, streamlines Allegheny Outfitters’ operations

Allegheny Outfitters, located in Warren, Pennsylvania, recently moved and expanded operations from its small storefront canoe, kayak and backpacking shop on one end of Warren, and its livery side of operations on the other side of town, into one big building right on the banks of the Allegheny River downtown.

June 9, 2019

Hiking the North Country Trail in the Allegheny National Forest

Utilizing the North Country Trail (NCT) in the Allegheny National Forest allows for a great experience in the Pennsylvania Wilds and provides opportunities to get more familiar with gear.

June 7, 2019

Here’s where to swim at state parks in the PA Wilds

There are 29 state parks in the Pennsylvania Wilds, and several provide swimming access, in addition to the beautiful scenery and bountiful other outdoor experiences.