Helping Revitalize Rural Communities through Outdoor Recreation Development
Leading a Locally Informed Regional Strategy, 20 Years in the Making
Building Rooted Local Wealth by Growing Small Businesses
Being Good Stewards of our Region's Unique Character
Welcome to the Pennsylvania Wilds
More about the PA Wilds Center
PA Wilds Big Idea Contest
Calling all entrepreneurs and innovators in Cameron, Clinton, Lycoming, Potter and Tioga Counties! Apply for the 2024 PA Wilds BIG IDEA Contest by April 18, 2024! After applying to the contest, the selected finalists will compete in a pitch competition for the chance to win up to $50,000 to develop their small business idea.
Nominate a Champion!
Each year, PA Wilds Center recognizes individuals, organizations, communities, and businesses that in the last year have made significant contributions to help grow and sustainably develop the outdoor recreation economy and nature tourism. Nine categories are open for public nominations until April 1!
Economic Recovery Corps
The Pennsylvania Wilds is a Host Community for the Economic Recovery Corps (ERC), made possible by the Economic Development Administration. PA Wilds Center's project looks at "Advancing Rural PA's Outdoor Recreation Sector" to accelerate job creation and increase connectivity and capacity.