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PA Wilds Made

September 16, 2020

PA Wilds Makers Market: An opportunity to find your next WILD thing

If you’re looking for a gift or locally-sourced ware, be sure to tune into the PA Wilds Makers Market on October 24-25. This online shopping experience is designed to help you ‘find your next WILD thing,’ specifically handcrafted products and services in the Pennsylvania Wilds.

September 4, 2020

Collins/Kane Hardwoods in the PA Wilds:  Where You Can See the Forest for the Trees

The history and culture of our scenic Pennsylvania Wilds are deeply rooted in the forests and the vast timber resources and wood product industries that have flourished around it. Here in the Wilds, Collins/Kane Hardwood is a major economic player.

August 31, 2020

The Fairy Legend of the Dark Skies Landscape

Ordinarily, if someone claimed to have seen fairies in the Pennsylvania Wilds, you’d have to ask what they were drinking. And maybe if you could have some. But that’s assuming that you weren’t in the Dark Skies Landscape, where there is an old legend that fairies existed, with possibly some truth behind it.

August 24, 2020

Exploring Bellefonte’s rich heritage: A Q&A with local historian and business owner Matt Maris

Every day, we walk past historic buildings and sites, or drive by them on our daily commutes — and we may not even realize it. Matt Maris, the founder of Local Historia, is sharing his knowledge and love for local history in his community of Bellefonte — in the I-80 Frontier region of the PA Wilds — through walking tours.

August 10, 2020

Lock Haven’s Riverwalk

Situated in the I-80 Frontier of the PA Wilds, one end of the Lock Haven riverwalk levee takes travelers to the Elk Scenic Drive, but the entire levee runs along the West Branch Susquehanna River, which is also a great place to swim, fish, or boat.

July 25, 2020

Overnight Excursion at Little Pine State Park

PA Wilds contributor Lou Bernard shares details about his family's recent overnight stay at Little Pine State Park, located in the Pine Creek Valley & the PA Grand Canyon landscape of the Pennsylvania Wilds.

July 17, 2020

Allegheny National Forest opens new ‘Black Bear Trail’ on the Morrison Trail System

The Allegheny National Forest is proud to announce the opening of a new trail segment called the Black Bear Trail.

July 14, 2020

Who’s Who in the PA Wilds: 15 of the Region’s Most Famous People

Writer Ed Byers has long been intrigued by the number of people from the Pennsylvania Wilds who went on to national acclaim. Many of them, coming from somewhat humble beginnings, include famous sports figures, noted authors, writers, musicians, and some who made an impact on Hollywood. Although some have passed on, their contributions remain noteworthy to this day. Here are several Pennsylvania Wilds sons and daughters who made their mark in the national limelight.

July 6, 2020

Recovery efforts support small businesses across the Wilds

Across the Pennsylvania Wilds, communities are working to find ways to promote economic recovery following many, many weeks of shutdown as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. While the initiatives differ from community to community, the message is the same: Support small businesses in your own neighborhood. 

June 20, 2020

Listen in to hear ‘Stories from the Pennsylvania Wilds’

When it comes to the history of rural towns across Pennsylvania, Clarion University history professor Dr. Marc Sanko says that the past is often overlooked.  Sanko, along with colleague Dr. Jeffrey Diamond, recently launched the podcast “Stories from the Pennsylvania Wilds,” where they showcase these important pieces of history from across the Wilds region.