PA Wilds Made

November 17, 2019

Your PA Wilds Shopping Guide for ‘Small Business Saturday’

This year, the event that celebrates small businesses and encourages shoppers to uplift community entrepreneurs will take place on Saturday, November 30. When you shop locally in the Pennsylvania Wilds, you are doing more than just providing a good gift! And "Small Business Saturday" is the perfect opportunity to do so.

November 13, 2019

PJ Piccirillo and ‘The Indigo Scarf’

If you’re interested in historical fiction, Pennsylvania, or good stories, you have to read “The Indigo Scarf” by PJ Piccirillo.

September 10, 2019

Visiting Elk Country? Check out these tips from a local wild elk photographer

Photographer Paul Staniszewski primarily focuses on capturing images of elk in the Elk Country landscape of the Pennsylvania Wilds. Here, learn about how Staniszewski got into the field and check out top tips for photographing wildlife.

August 31, 2019

Maple sugaring at Parker Dam State Park

March is maple sugaring season at Parker Dam State Park in northern Clearfield County near Penfield, PA, part of the Pennsylvania Wilds Elk Country landscape.  Throughout the month, park staff explain what is so special about making pure maple syrup in the park.  You can schedule an informative session today!

August 28, 2019

See the ‘Creative Makers of the PA Wilds’ Exhibit in Lock Haven this September

Traveling along the I-80 Frontier of the Pennsylvania Wilds throughout the month of September? Be sure to stop into the city of Lock Haven to see the "Creative Makers of the Pennsylvania Wilds: A Citywide Exposition." The exhibit will be shown across three venues: The Station Gallery, Avenue 209 Coffee Shop and Lock Haven University's Bentley Hall Gallery.

August 18, 2019

Take a fused glass class while visiting Pine Creek Valley

Nature and art play off each other. The natural world is a work of art in its own right, and artists are often inspired by it. Just ask Kathleen Schnell, a fused glass artist and owner of Cottage Glassworks, a fused glass studio located in the Pine Creek Valley and PA Grand Canyon landscape of the Pennsylvania Wilds. 

August 12, 2019

Visit the Austin Dam ruins August 22-24 for ‘Dam Stock’ festival

The Austin Dam Memorial Park will be the site of a three day festival celebrating the 50 year anniversary of Woodstock come August 22-24. The Austin Dam Show has been taking place for 15 years, but this year it is being billed as “Dam Stock,” nodding to the original “3 Days of Peace & Music” gathering that took place back in August of 1969.

August 9, 2019

Experience Elk Country during the 2019 Elk Expo

The 2019 Elk Expo will be kicking off on August 17th and 18th at the Elk Country Visitor Center in Benezette. The event features over 100 vendors of all kinds to provide food, drinks, art, outdoor products, apparel and much more.

August 1, 2019

LH JAMS Festival features 11 bands over 11 hours

On Saturday, August 17, those wishing to have a unique cultural experience are invited to attend the 4th Annual Lock Haven Jazz and Art on Main Street (LH JAMS) Festival. The LH JAMS Festival is a block-party style event that takes over Main Street in downtown Lock Haven, a picturesque I-80 Frontier community that is situated along the West Branch Susquehanna River.

July 20, 2019

PA Wilds Celebrates the Apollo 50th Lunar Landing Anniversary

The Pennsylvania Wilds joins the world on July 20th 2019 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 mission, and celebrate its impact on science, technology and humanity. Read on for some notable connections between the PA Wilds and this world-changing moment that changed our perception of the cosmos forever, and ways to celebrate here in rural Pennsylvania! #Apollo50th