Discover one of the most spectacular nature tourism destinations in the USA!
The Pennsylvania Wilds is an easily accessible region encompassing one of the biggest blocks of green between New York City and Chicago, with more than 2 million acres of public land. Ready to travel across the Wilds and savor our region’s bounty of natural beauty and friendly towns? Explore navigational details, maps and helpful links to plan your trip.
Get here by road! The Pennsylvania Wilds is within a 6-hour drive for 50 million people.
Welcome to road-tripper paradise! From award-winning travel routes, such as PA Route 6 “one of America’s most scenic drives” by National Geographic Travel, to efficient entry-point interstates and landscapes like the I-80 Frontier, to numerous motorcycle loops, many people say the region is best seen and traveled by road. Explore travel routes, distance times and general road safety tips!
Travel By Air! Domestic & International Travel
Numerous airports connect travelers to the Pennsylvania Wilds. Some offer commuter flights to smaller, regional airports. Most travelers rent a car to make the short drive into the Pennsylvania Wilds.
The PA Wilds has partnerships with Vacation Bureaus across the region who will gladly assist with on-the-ground trip planning details, including maps and printed visitor guides. Most can be contacted by phone or e-mail for travel planning assistance!
Contact PA Wilds Tourism Partners organized by Landscape.
Travel Time Across the Wilds
East to West (or West to East!)
NORTHERN PA WILDS: Scenic Route 6 extends across the northern region of the Pennsylvania Wilds.
TRAVEL TIME: Driving from Mansfield in the east to Warren in the west - via US-6 is approximately 137 miles, 3 hours driving time.
SOUTHERN PA WILDS: Interstate 80 extends across the southern region of the Pennsylvania Wilds.
TRAVEL TIME: Driving from Williamsport in the east to Foxburg in the west - via I-80 is approximately 165 miles, 2 hours and 35 minutes driving time.
Lose (or find!) yourself in the Pennsylvania Wilds lifestyle: a slower pace where the way of life is intertwined with nature and stewardship.
Enjoy the unique community character of many small towns and cities. Talk to the locals – many of whom have lived in the Pennsylvania Wilds for multiple generations, since their ancestors first immigrated to the United States. Once the former lumber capital of the world, the region is home to more than 2 million acres of public land, 50 state game lands, 29 state parks, 8 state forests, 2 National Wild & Scenic Rivers, abundant wildlife, hundreds of miles of land and water trails, some of the darkest skies in the country, and the largest elk herd in the northeast.