Category: Outdoors
Oct 12

Raising Kane: Rebirth in the PA Wilds

Changes are afoot in this historic McKean County hamlet thanks to an energetic mayor, streetscape improvements, and a plethora of thriving small businesses. Now a new business incubator is set to provide an additional boost to this spectacular region.

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Sep 6

Celebrating 200 years of traveling (and eating) along the National Road

There's nothing like a beautiful drive and a good meal. This year, the section of the nation's oldest federal highway that runs through southwestern Pennsylvania is celebrating its 200th birthday. Join the fun by picking up a cookbook packed with historic recipes or traveling to Uniontown on November 3 for a mouthwatering banquet.

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Aug 14

The (very) First Pennsylvanians

Turns out the oldest known evidence of human habitation in North America was found not in New Mexico, but in southwestern Pennsylvania. This amazing discovery was made by a curious farmer, and the Meadowcroft Rockshelter site has since become a can't-miss destination.

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Aug 14

Watching for birds in Western PA

Over 800 different species of birds live in North America. Nearly half of those species can be seen right here in PA. From hawks to hummingbirds, warblers to waterfowl, you can find spot them on city streets, in suburban backyards, along trails and scenic drives, in state forests and parks, or in the beautiful Mon Valley.

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Aug 1

PA parks join the fight against opioids

Hospitals, schools, and social service institutions are on the front lines of the country's opioid epidemic, but what about parks? That was a question at the center of the latest PA Urban Parks & Recreation Exchange, which tackled safety, prevention and recovery.

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Jul 25

Putting some mussels into PA rivers

An exciting partnership is working to breed, grow and release freshwater mussels into Philadelphia's Schuylkill River. Each one of these magical mollusks can filter up to 20 gallons of water per day, providing an essential service to our state's aquatic ecosystems.

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Jun 16

Day in the Life: Reviving Altoona on two wheels

Steve McKnight is part of a new generation of young professionals bringing fresh energy to the world of economic and community development. In this first installment of a new series, we follow him as he bikes around Blair County, forging connections and spreading the word about the region he loves.

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May 31

Celebrating 125 years of PA's state parks and forests

In 1893, Pennsylvania was practically devoid of trees. In 2018, the state boasts 121 state parks encompassing nearly 300,000 acres and a state forest system comprised of 2.2 million acres in 48 counties. These natural assets are invaluable, whether you're talking about the Commonwealth's economy or its health.

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Mar 19

Rest, relaxation, and conservation in the Poconos

Next time you book a stay in the mountains, you'll be helping to preserve the very natural landscape you've traveled to see. In this majestic region, environmentalists have joined forces with the vibrant tourism industry. Funds from hotel stays and drink purchases support conservation efforts, including the successful resurrection of the local bald eagle population. It’s a great way to justify your next vacation.

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Feb 20

Rolling on the River

Packed with assets both natural and historic, Columbia in Lancaster County is a town in transition, rebounding after decades of struggle. Local residents and organizations have put a fresh focus on recreation and infrastructure, revamping downtown, luring a brewpub, launching a new river trail, and spotlighting the town's inherent charm. The key to Columbia's future is also the source of its past prosperity: the Susquehanna River.

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