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Lumber Heritage Region: Uplifting the lumber industry’s history, impacts

Just what is the Lumber Heritage Region?

The Lumber Heritage Region, established in 2001, is one of twelve designated Heritage Areas in Pennsylvania. It spans a 15-county region in north west and north central Pennsylvania that encompasses the entire PA Wilds region.

Finalists announced for $50,000 PA Wilds BIG IDEA Contest

Finalists announced for $50,000 PA Wilds BIG IDEA Contest The finalists have been announced for the 2023 PA Wilds BIG IDEA Contest, in which local entrepreneurs will compete in a…
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Endless Mountain Music Festival: Captivating sounds and scenery

The Endless Mountain Music Festival is a premier cultural event taking place across multiple counties in northern Pennsylvania and southern New York.

Artwork by Lynn Kibbe: Scratchboard artist intricately depicts animals, nature

After painting for 20 years, Lynn found her art in an online forum. She’s since been doing scratchboard art for about five years. 

Punxsutawney Chamber of Commerce: Promoter of Phil and so much more

Who hasn’t heard of Punxsutawney, and its famous groundhog Phil?  February 2, Groundhog Day, brings 15 to 25,000 people to this quaint little town located along the I-80 Frontier of the Pennsylvania Wilds. 

Smoked Country Jam: A Good time and a Good cause

Smoked Country Jam is a three day bluegrass festival that not only offers great entertainment, but also fosters our Pennsylvania songwriting heritage, in addition to raising money and awareness for the Lupus Foundation. 

Innovators invited to apply for 2023 PA Wilds Big Idea Contest, chance to win $50,000

In partnership with the PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship, Ben Franklin Technology Partners is looking for innovators with BIG IDEAS located in Cameron, Elk, Forest, McKean, or Warren County, PA. Applications due April 18, 2023.

WCO Creative Maker applications due by March 20 for 2023 Spring Jury Review 

Monday, March 20, 2023 is the deadline for artisans creative professionals to register for the Wilds Cooperative of PA Spring Jury Review. Basic Level Creative Makers are also eligible to be re-juried.

Artwork by Julie Mader: Painting on silk

Julie Mader most appreciates the effect she can have on others by recording images. Mader’s bold colors and images often depict nature, people and scenery.

Annie Halenbake Ross Library: A public library in a historic building

If you’re traveling along the I-80 Frontier landscape, down the Bucktail Scenic Byway in the Pennsylvania Wilds or along the West Branch Susquehanna River, and you love to read or are looking for some historical information about the area, don’t miss the chance to stop off at the Annie Halenbake Ross Library in Lock Haven.