Each time we return home from our travels, we typically bring something special back with us to help recall the memories we made there. What is a souvenir? Regardless of what the physical product takes the form of, it is simply a tangible reminder of an experience that you have had, like a vacation or a daytrip or a special occasion. These souvenirs can help you relive the positive emotions that are tied to that memory.
Although many people in the United States think of Labor Day as the unofficial end to summer or just a fun day to grill and hang out with friends one last time in the warm weather, the holiday actually began in some of the darkest days of America’s industrial history. When you buy a product from the PA Wilds Marketplace, you can feel proud knowing that these products were dreamt of, designed, crafted, printed and created by artisans who are happily making a living here in the PA Wilds.
Kinzua Bridge State Park is the story of a man-made marvel, the power of Mother Nature destroying its original purpose, and how some ingenuity brought the location back as an amazing visitor center.
The Pennsylvania Wilds is vast and beautiful, and it invites us into that space to explore and to become our most authentic selves. Deep Green Journey, a specialized field guide based in Williamsport along the I-80 Frontier landscape of the PA Wilds, offers to “create space in the Wild to find healing, wholeness and delight.”
When you purchase something from the PA Wilds Marketplace, you know that it’s been sent with love from one of the artisans who lives and works in this region. Some of our PA Wilds Marketplace makers go above and beyond when they package and ship your order. Check out some of their responses for an inside, behind-the-scenes look at how they prepare your orders and get them ready to ship.
Where Are The Totally Ninja Raccoons?: How Kevin Coolidge started a town-wide search featuring the characters in his books
Author Kevin Coolidge (who you can find right here on the PA Wilds Marketplace!) brings the characters in his The Totally Ninja Raccoons books into the real world! Now for the fourth time, Kevin invites families to search for the Raccoons throughout businesses in Wellsboro in the annual “Where Are The Totally Ninja Raccoons?” town-wide search. The trio of brothers who star in the children’s book series are playing hide-and-seek throughout Wellsboro, starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 1. Throughout July, folks can find illustrations of the Raccoons in 30 local businesses!
Books take us on new adventures! Sometimes those adventures are mental journeys, which we can read from the comfort of an armchair while envisioning historical events or faraway destinations. Other times, those adventures are quite literal... guidebooks can tag along with you on your explorations, providing you with maps and expert tips. Whatever type of adventure you enjoy, we have books on the PA Wilds Marketplace that can take you there.
The PA Wilds Conservation Shop Mobile Unit has opened for the season at Hills Creek State Park, starting May 5. The shop was relocated due to construction that is scheduled this summer and fall at Leonard Harrison State Park. The new location for the PA Wilds Conservation Shop mobile unit is 111 Spillway Road, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Shop hours will remain the same as they were before, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Monday.
Some people spend their entire lives searching for this elusive creature: Bigfoot. He's hard to spot in the forested hills of the PA Wilds, but Bigfoot is easy to find on the PA Wilds Marketplace! We have some specific products to celebrate the hairy bipedal creature that seems to elude us all.