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The Goat Fort: Indoor climbing adventures for all ages

Founded out of a passion for the art of climbing, The Goat Fort is an indoor rock climbing gym that specializes in bouldering.

PJ Piccirillo: Sharing tales inspired by the Pennsylvania Wilds

A Pennsylvania Wilds native, PJ Piccirillo’s work has at times taken on geographic and social inspirations from the region.

PA Route 6 Alliance celebrates accomplishments and ‘Do 6’ Awards, recognizing two from the Pennsylvania Wilds

Community leaders, groups, business owners, county commissioners, and state legislators joined the PA Route 6 Alliance in Mansfield on September 21-22 to celebrate the organization’s 2022 Annual Meeting & “Do 6” Awards.

First Wilds Cooperative Membership Meeting offers opportunity for networking, learning

On September 20, 2022, members of the Wilds Cooperative of PA assembled for the first ever Membership Meeting.

The Progress Fund: Financing and supporting businesses in the PA Wilds and beyond

The Progress Fund is a non-profit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that is focused on providing flexible financing to new or expanding tourism-niche businesses.

Registration open for 2022 PA Route 6 Educational Workshop, Annual Meeting & Do 6 Awards Program in Mansfield

The PA Route 6 Alliance invites individuals and groups from across its 11-county PA Route 6 Heritage Corridor to join them September 21-22 in the Heritage Community of Mansfield, Pennsylvania, for the 2022 Educational Workshop & Annual Meeting & Do 6 Awards Program.  

Wilds Cooperative members can sign up for PA Wilds Marketplace, Makers Market

You MAKE things in the PA Wilds. Here’s an opportunity to SELL them! The PA Wilds Makers Market is an online exhibitor event on November 5-6, which features products only found in the Pennsylvania Wilds on ShopthePAWilds.com. 

Spring Creek Picnics: Offering luxury picnics in the PA Wilds

Picture this: A perfectly curated tablescape alongside slowly flowing water, underneath the shade of a weeping willow. In the background, the sound of kids playing, ducks quacking, and even a summer concert being performed. It’s the scene that Renea Nichols creates almost weekly through her business Spring Creek Picnics, based in Bellefonte — part of the I-80 Frontier landscape of the PA Wilds.

PA Made: Bringing the outdoors in

Mickayla Poland at PA Made has a knack for bringing the outdoors inside. Her artwork is inspired by wildlife, culture and the people of Elk County. And her workspace is, too.

WCO Creative Maker applications due by September 19 for 2022 Fall Jury Review

Monday, September 19 is the deadline for artisans and entrepreneurs in the creative industry to register for the Wilds Cooperative of PA Fall Jury Review.  Visual, craft and food artisans, as well professionals working across various creative digital media are encouraged to apply.