Fifty years ago this month the Wilderness Act and Land and Water Conservation Fund Act were signed. On the anniversary of this environmental milestone, we must also recognize the nationwide epidemic of childhood obesity and work harder to get our youth moving in our natural environment!!
Backpacking turns an ordinary hiking experience into an adventure. You’ll explore remote areas of Pennsylvania’s parks and forests and preserves while carrying your supplies on your back and camping in tents or shelters.
Fall is upon us and get the last photos taken of the remnant of long days of sun. Learn from professionals on how to capture the beauty of wildlife and nature, so you can forever preserve the wonderful memories of your outdoor adventures.
The late days of summer is the perfect time to learn basic survival skills like keeping warm and fed in the wilderness. Learn how to properly construct a natural shelter, make fire, collect water, try wild edibles, and more. Be sure to include something active as we recognize the need to fight childhood obesity.

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Why Get Outdoors PA?

Get Outdoors PA is a way for you and your whole family to get active, get outside and have fun.  There is something for everyone including camping, fishing, paddling, trail hiking and biking and nature photography.  Get Outdoors PA helps you learn or advance these recreation activities through non-competitve, fun programs.  If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit.



Celebrating the stewardshipand preservation of our vast stretches of wilderness...


The President of the United States signed a proclamation declaring September 2014 as National Wilderness Month, in honor of the signing of the Wilderness Act and the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act by President Lyndon B. Johnson on September 3, 1964.  This began a new era of conservation and stewardship among Americans. 


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