Wilds Life

The best summer adventures in the PA Wilds
May 31, 2024
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The best summer adventures in the PA Wilds

Find your next summer adventure in the Pennsylvania Wilds! With 29 state parks, eight state forests, and the Commonwealth's only national forest, the PA Wilds region has plenty of space to roam and enjoy!

Need some inspiration for ways to make some new memories this summer? Check out this list of cool adventures to have in the hot weather.

Bringing the outdoors inside with PA Made LLC
May 17, 2024
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Bringing the outdoors inside with PA Made LLC

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. The painter and graphic designer calls herself “West Coast born and PA raised.”

Curt Weinhold starry photography featured in exhibit at Gmeiner in Wellsboro
May 2, 2024
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Curt Weinhold starry photography featured in exhibit at Gmeiner in Wellsboro

Curt Weinhold, an artisan who often photographs the Dark Skies of the Pennsylvania Wilds has an exhibit at the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center, an art gallery in Wellsboro, Tioga County.

Shopping small helps the environment
April 24, 2024
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How shopping on the PA Wilds Marketplace benefits our environment

Proudly made in the PA Wilds, our products celebrate the beauty, bounty and rural traditions of our region. Although buying these products can be a real game-changer for the rural economy, it also benefits our environment! Learn how buying from the PA Wilds Marketplace can help take care of our planet.

Get to know Lisa Conklin Conn and her "Nature's Palette" at Elk County Council on the Arts
April 9, 2024
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Get to know Lisa Conklin Conn and her "Nature's Palette" at Elk County Council on the Arts

Nature’s Palette, a very special exhibition of wall blooms from ceramic artist Lisa Conklin Conn, will be exhibited at the Elk County Council on the Arts Gallery in Ridgway from April 15 through May 11. Learn more about Lisa Conklin Conn in this blog!

Allegheny Nesting: The Blue Egg Project
April 4, 2024
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Allegheny Nesting: The Blue Egg Project

What started as a surprise from Agnus the chicken has turned into a region-wide outdoor egg hunt game for Allegheny Nesting, a homestead and artisan business in the PA Wilds.

Reasons to love the PA Wilds
January 29, 2024
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Reasons to love the PA Wilds

As we approach Valentine's Day, our hearts are filled with love... not just for our sweethearts, but also for the special place we call the PA Wilds! There are plenty of reasons to love this region: the awe-inspiring landscape that surrounds us, the family and friends we can share memories with, and the creative endeavors of our PA Wilds entrepreneurs. Our Pennsylvania Wilds region gives us plenty of reasons to love it, especially with its rich history and endless variety of natural beauty. Let’s take a moment and show some adoration and appreciation for the PA Wilds!

Jillia Ceramics expresses beauty of PA Wilds region through new product line
January 17, 2024
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Jillia Ceramics expresses beauty of PA Wilds region through new product line

Jillia English, owner of Jillia Ceramics, has partnered with the PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship to create PA Wilds-inspired and branded mugs, which are available on the PA Wilds Marketplace. In addition to portraying the beauty of the region, a portion of proceeds from each PA Wilds-branded mug sold will help support the PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship’s mission to integrate conservation and economic development in a way that strengthens and inspires communities in the Pennsylvania Wilds.

Happy Cheese Lover's Day! Celebrate with cheeses from the PA Wilds
January 15, 2024
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Happy Cheese Lover's Day! Celebrate with cheeses from the PA Wilds

Happy National Cheese Lover's Day! Celebrated on January 20th each year, National Cheese Lover's Day is a time to incorporate some cheesy goodness into your life and "havarti" a "gouda" time. Our PA Wilds Marketplace makers, particularly Goot Essa, can help you celebrate this year in a delicious way.

2024: A new year for our PA Wilds Marketplace makers
January 4, 2024
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2024: A new year for our PA Wilds Marketplace makers

Our hearts are filled with hope and thankfulness as we enter into a new year for the PA Wilds Marketplace. This has been a year of continued growth, inspiration, and innovation for the PA Wilds Marketplace. The online platform was launched in 2021, and 2023 was a year where the marketplace found a solid base of makers who are selling their products and excited customers who are thrilled to be able to buy a locally handcrafted gift.