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.

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December 31, 2020

Year in Review: Top 10 PA Wilds blogs of 2020

For those who didn’t have a chance to keep up with the blog all year, we’re counting down the Top 10 blogs for you to catch up on before 2021 arrives, starting with #10 and ending with #1, the most read blog of the year.

November 13, 2020

Find the perfect gifts in the PA Wilds

Whether you’ve already begun shopping or you’re just getting started, you can easily make an impression on a loved one with a special gift while also making an impact on rural small businesses by shopping local in the PA Wilds.

October 28, 2020

Enjoy an October celebration during Friday in the ‘Fonte

This month during Friday in the ‘Fonte — held the last Friday of every month in downtown Bellefonte — join the local business community for an October celebration.

September 28, 2020

Additional State Forest Roads Opening Throughout The State For Hunting Seasons, Other Outdoor Activities

Hunters and other outdoors enthusiasts heading into Pennsylvania’s state-owned woodlands this autumn will find additional roads open in 18 of the 20 state forest districts, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) announced.

September 20, 2020

Being a tourist in your own community 

COVID-19 has taught us the importance of not only being aware of the businesses, experiences and assets around us, but also the importance of supporting them to ensure their longevity in our communities. 

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.