Category: Outdoors
May 14

A floating field trip on the Mon River

This year, hundreds of students from the area will climb aboard Explorer, an amazing interactive classroom that also happens to be a boat. In addition to conducting experiments and observing wildlife, the kids will learn about the history of the Mon and how to be better stewards of the river.

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Apr 11

Pennsylvania's music festivals strike a chord

Festivals and concerts provide a huge economic boost to urban areas and rural regions alike by creating jobs, drawing tourists, and supporting local businesses. Keep that in mind this summer when you're purchasing a ticket or snagging something from the merch table.

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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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