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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 in Bellefonte, this classic victorian bed and breakfast offers two spacious and comfortably furnished rooms.
The quaint town of Wellsboro is located along scenic Route 6. The tree lined streets, grassy boulevards lined with gaslights, stately homes, and town square known as “The Green” welcome you wi
The Earlystown Manor is an estate style bed and breakfast with seven guest rooms. Our property is located on 10 private acres with views of both Mount Nittany and Tussey Mountain.
Life is good every day, all year at Bear Mountain Lodge. Enjoy your rustic, elegant room after a day of outdoor adventure. We are your clean, quiet mountain-home-away-from-home.
Located about 10 minutes from Penn State, you’ll enjoy our comfortable and cozy bed and breakfast at the base of Mt. Nittany.
Experience life in a small town and explore the forests that make up the Pennsylvania Wilds - home to the largest elk herd east of the Mississippi. Enjoy a room or suite at the charming B&
Located just 5 miles East of State College and the Pennsylvania State University, our farmhouse style B&B offers clean, lovely rooms in a private setting.
The graceful blend of Victorian and federal architecture, beautifully enhanced by its generously proportioned wrap-around porch, has made it one of the village's most treasured and frequently p
A Victorian B&B in a historic town near Penn State.
Relax by the fireplace in your room, the foyer, or the Victorian parlour with working victrola, player piano and stereoscopic viewers. All of our accommodations are beautifully decorated with
Built in 1885, the historic Reynolds Mansion features an eclectic blend of Gothic, Italianate, and Queen Anne styles.
Relax and unwind at our beautifully remodeled 10-Cozyroom farmhouse and barn, decorated with a collection of antiques and heirlooms, each with a private bath.
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.
A rustic log cabin exterior, enjoy the view of the mountains and nature from your private deck.