North Central PA—the Pennsylvania Wilds and More
Talk about the journey being the destination.
In the Pennsylvania Wilds, you have the freedom to journey in so many different ways: Biking, hiking, boating, whitewater kayaking, horseback riding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and scenic car touring on one of the nation’s oldest highways, not to mention other renowned scenic roads. They’re waiting to take you away from the crowds or the busy roads of elsewhere.
As you explore, you’ll quickly see why people call much of this area the Pennsylvania Wilds. The area is home to the largest elk herd in northeastern U.S. and a noted fishing and hunting destination. It’s even more about the abundant forests, such as the woodlands of the popular Black Moshannon State Park, Bucktail State Park, and the Allegheny National Forest.
Don't forget about the small cities located here, too. State College, home to the Pennsylvania State University, ranks among the most walkable places in the state and offers plenty of entertainment and dining opportunities. There's historic Bellefonte and its restored Victorian streetscape. These are just two of many towns and villages waiting for exploration--along with other landmarks such as the Woolrich Store & Outlet, the Zippo/Case Museum, Kinzua Bridge and Dam, Pine Creek Gorge and the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania.
When your day is over, the bed and breakfast hosts of north central PA are right down the country road. Have a nice dinner, enjoy a fireplace and—before you turn in for the night—don’t forget to see the night sky. The stars are brighter here. The surroundings are quiet. You can hear yourself think.
North central Pennsylvania is an affordable destination only two hours or less from Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Ithaca, Elmira, Erie, Harrisburg, Scranton, and so many other cities and towns.
To find a bed and breakfast, inn, or farm stay, use the "Find an Inn" in the menu above. Or to learn more about what there is to do in the wilds of Pennsylvania, use the links below.
Inns in this region
Located just 5 miles from State College and the Penn State University, our farmhouse style B&B offers clean, lovely rooms in a private setting.
The Chatelaine Bed and Breakfast is a vintage farmhouse on the 1791 homestead purchased by Thomas Ferguson, founder of the village of Pine Grove Mills.
Life is good every day, all year at Bear Mountain Lodge. Take your brunch bag to go and enjoy your rustic, elegant room on return to your base camp for adventure.
Enjoy life in the slow lane at one of the most photographed homes in Lancaster County.
A Victorian B&B in a historic town near Penn State.
Come enjoy old-fashioned style with modern comforts in the brick, Federal style farmhouse built in 1800 and renovated in 1992.
Imagine sitting on one of the rocking chairs on the wrap around porch listening to the soothing sound of the nearby stream blended with the melody of the native birds.