November 21, 2019

Explore the historic ruins of the Pennsylvania Wilds

The Pennsylvania Wilds is full of ruins to explore. There are old communities that thrived when an industry was important, and then went out of business when it failed. Foundations, partial buildings, roads, and cemeteries are left behind in the forest.

November 10, 2019

Experiencing the Pennsylvania Wilds Dark Skies and Elk Country

Spending a few days in the heart of rural Pennsylvania offers a chance to disconnect from the bustle of everyday life, see unique wildlife and try new experiences.

November 2, 2019

National Adoption Month: Two brothers in the Pennsylvania Wilds

There are two brothers who each live in a corner of the Pennsylvania Wilds. Though not geographically close, they are very close emotionally, and they get together occasionally throughout the region. For National Adoption Month, Lou Bernard chose to write about them.

October 28, 2019

Recharge yourself, and your electric cars, at these PA Wilds locations

As electric vehicles (EV) become more popular, some communities are looking to integrate service stations along routes to assist travelers and residents alike. This is also true for state parks and forests in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Check out these public lands that provide EV charging stations.

October 13, 2019

October Forests in Pennsylvania

As if we needed more reasons to love our forests in Pennsylvania, along comes October.  Decorated in gold, crimson, orange, and myriad other shades, the forest bursts with color. 

October 6, 2019

Hyner View State Park, a hidden hilltop treasure

Nearly 25 miles outside of Lock Haven the hills part just enough to give you a chance to look up from the road and take in the scene of the widened valley. On the right, way, way up at the top of the hill there’s a clearing and a retaining wall. This is Hyner View State Park.

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 21, 2019

Fall foliage festivals celebrate the onset of autumn, beauty of changing leaves

Fall leaf peeping is a fun pastime for people living in or traveling throughout the Pennsylvania Wilds in early fall, with residents and visitors alike jumping in the car for a scenic journey along back roads through the forests. Several communities throughout the region have found special ways to mark the annual occasion. Two of the largest events include the Autumn Leaf Festival in Clarion and the Flaming Foliage Festival in Renovo.

September 19, 2019

Camera Trap Chronicles: The Pennsylvania Wilds

Staff at The Nature Conservancy monitors wildlife in the Pennsylvania Wilds by utilizing game camera traps on the West Branch Forest Preserve, a 3,000-acre preserve in northcentral Pennsylvania. The cameras caught images of fishers, wood rats, bears and much more!

September 16, 2019

‘Brews in the Barn’ at Millbrook slated for September 28

Before Millbrook Playhouse was founded as a theater in 1963, it was a dairy farm, and during Prohibition it was used to smuggle bootleg alcohol without the authorities noticing. This September, you’ll be able to visit Millbrook and also get alcohol, perfectly legally, during the annual “Brews In The Barn” event on September 28.