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The Pennsylvania Wilds is a region in northern Pennsylvania.


Map of Pennsylvania Wilds

The Pennsylvania Wilds are made up of thirteen northern and north-central counties in Pennsylvania.

  • Cameron County
  • Centre County
  • Clarion County
  • Clearfield County
  • Clinton County
  • Elk County
  • Forest County
  • Jefferson County
  • Lycoming County
  • McKean County
  • Potter County
  • Tioga County
  • Warren County

Cities and towns


Other destinations

  • Allegheny National Forest - Over 500,000 acres of federally protected land with recreation activities ranging from hunting and fishing to backpacking and off roading with natural areas that range from old growth forests to man made reservoirs.
  • Bilger's Rocks - Huge rock formations, laid across the land from glaciers during the ice age. Located in Clearfield County
  • Curwensville Lake - Largest lake in Clearfield County.
  • Mount Nittany - Prominent ridge near Penn State University and the namesake of the school mascot, the Nittany Lion
  • Parker Dam State Park - In northern Clearfield County. Hiking, Camping, Swimming, Fishing and boating.
  • Quehanna Trail
  • Tioga State ForestPine Creek Gorge, also known as the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania
  • Kinzua Bridge State Park — A massive wrought iron bridge taller than the statue of liberty which was destroyed by a tornado in the early 2000s and converted into a state park with a skywalk.



Visitor information




English is spoken throughout the region. A few families of Amish farmers live in the area and speak a dialect of German called Pennsylvania Dutch.

Get in

  • Williamsport, home of the Little League World Series, sits in the northern half of the region and has its own regional airport (IPT IATA).
  • University Park Airport (SCE IATA)

Get around


In Williamsport, the alternative to car transportation is city bus service.









Stay safe


Be aware that there are many areas where cellular reception will be weak or non-existent. Along major highways, you'll likely be okay but even then an intervening mountain can cause connection issues. On the back roads, all bets are off. (Even satellite reception may be blocked if there's a big hill immediately to your south.)

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