Outdoors

2014 Tour de Bill Bicycle Event Announced

18 weeks 5 days ago
Bicycle Williamsport - Saturday, June 7

Wegmans and the YMCA are organizing 2014's Tour de Bill bicycle event scheduled for Saturday, June 7, 2014. The event includes over 15 miles of bicycling together through Downtown Williamsport. All Proceeds benefit the Williamsport Branch YMCA Annual Campaign. See the flyer for all the details! 

Frau Blucher Matches World Record in Win at Pocono

August 20, 2014

August 19, 2014

Frau Blucher made her first win of the 2014 season a memorable one by matching a world record for her age group on Tuesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. more»

Paddlers Reminded to Obtain Launch Permits

August 20, 2014

As summer winds down, paddlers planning kayaking and canoeing trips are reminded that a launch permit or boat registration is required to use access areas owned by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) and at state park and state forest access areas operated by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR).

Gatka Hanover Knocks Off Unbeaten Speak To Me at Pocono

August 15, 2014

August 13, 2014

Gatka Hanover defeated previously unbeaten Speak To Me to highlight Pennsylvania Sire Stakes action on Wednesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. There were four $67,347 Sire Stakes divisions held for two-year-old trotting fillies. more»

Freshman Distaff Trotters in Stallion Series at Pocono

August 15, 2014

August 12, 2014

Nine divisions of the Stallion Series featuring two-year-old trotting fillies were held on Tuesday at night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. Each division carried a purse of $20,000. more»

PA Sire Stakes Championship Finals set for Saturday, September 6

August 15, 2014

Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs is planning a momentous Sire Stakes Championship Night for Saturday, September 6th,  with over $1 million in purses, and an Open Trot and an Open Pace to sweeten the night. more»

Labor Day Marks Second Mentored Youth Fishing Day Discounted License Available

August 15, 2014

Families and kids can now add a Mentored Youth Fishing Day as their preferred way to close out the summer season on the traditional Labor Day holiday.

Experts Praise Philadelphia and Delaware River as Premier Fishing Destinations

August 14, 2014

Visitors to Penns Landing in Philadelphia last weekend witnessed first-hand the excitement surrounding major league bass fishing when hometown favorite Mike Iaconelli fished the Delaware River into a first-place finish in the Bassmaster Elite tournament.

Little League Baseball trading Pins

1 week 1 day ago
Trading Pins seem more popular than ever this year!

River Valley Transit, The Hiawatha Riverboat and the Williamsport Trolleys have Little League trading pins this year. The four pins will be sold for $5 each, or as a set for $20. Pins are available for purchase at: more»

Rumor Mill Pulls Off Huge Upset in Sire Stakes at Pocono

August 11, 2014

August 6, 2014

40-1 long shot Rumor Mill pulled off a stunning upset to highlight Pennsylvania Sire Stakes action on Wednesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. There were three Sire Stakes divisions held with purses ranging from $75,320 to $75,720 for 2-year-old pacing fillies. more»

Angel Or Terror Stars in Stallion Series at Pocono

August 11, 2014

August 5, 2014

Angel Of Terror posted the fastest winning time among the winners in Stallion Series action on Tuesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. There were six $20,000 divisions of the Stallion Series held for 2-year-old pacing fillies. more»

Anglers Urged to Help Prevent Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species in Erie County

August 11, 2014

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is urging anglers at a popular Erie County fishing spot to help prevent the spread of the aquatic invasive species (AIS) commonly known as round goby.

Voting Underway for Color of 2015 Fishing License Button

August 6, 2014

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is encouraging anglers to vote online for their favorite color for the 2015 fishing license button.

PA Wilds Artisan Trail "Building Momentum"

2 weeks 1 day ago
Sample of PA Wilds Public Art, Faces of Freedom Mural Photo by Timothy Walck

 “Unexpected wow. Devastatingly beautiful views. Art creations of world class merit. more»

PA Oktoberfest Returns To Mohegan Sun At Pocono Downs With Its Biggest Festival Yet

August 5, 2014

Beer, live entertainment, wiener dog racing and more!      more»

Mohegan Sun At Pocono Downs Celebrates Labor Day With Fireworks Extravaganza

August 5, 2014

Celebrations include fireworks, Volvo giveaway, live music and more! more»

Join Us in Featuring Tourism in Lycoming County! Lycoming County Visitors Bureau holds Photo Contest

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2 weeks 3 days ago
Photo submitted - Chipmunk by Cody Schamberg

The Lycoming County Visitors Bureau is conducting a photo contest beginning July 1, 2014 and running until December 31, 2014.  We are looking to you the visitors and residents to submit photos that feature tourism activities and attractions here in Lycoming County for the below categories.

  • People (example – family riding bikes on the Pine Creek Trail)
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Paddle & Pedal: West Branch Susquehanna Sojourn Coming Soon!

2 weeks 4 days ago
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August 13-17, 2014
64 miles of paddling and biking!

Renovo, PA to Jersey Shore, PA more»

Dancin Yankee Collects Another Win at Pocono

August 1, 2014

July 26, 2014

Dancin Yankee earned his sixth win in a row against elite competition with a victory in Saturday night’s featured Preferred Handicap pace at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The race carried the night’s top purse of $25,000. more»

PFBC, Pocono Raceway to Give Away Ultimate Angler Kayak

July 30, 2014

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) has partnered with several sponsoring organizations to outfit a state-of-the-art fishing kayak, which will be awarded to one lucky winner who enters the contest at this weekend NASCAR GoBowling.com 400 at Pocono Raceway.

Fish and Boat Commission Urges EPA Help on Susquehanna River

July 29, 2014

The Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) today called on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to help identify the factors contributing to the poor health of the Susquehanna River and begin taking steps to improve the rivers condition before it becomes too late to repair the damage.

Lock Haven designated Susquehanna Greenway River Town

3 weeks 5 days ago

Over the past few months, community leaders from various Lock Haven organizations and businesses have worked with the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership (SGP) to be designated as a Susquehanna Greenway River Town. more»

Young Kids Casting Championships Set for Saturday

July 24, 2014

Nearly 100 young anglers from across the state will test their fishing rod casting skills Saturday, July 26 at 4 p.m., when the Capital City Bassmasters hosts the 2014 Pa BASS Nation Casting Kids Championships at Bass Pro Shops in Harrisburg.

Officials Announce State Funding for Pollution, Sediment Reduction Project

4 weeks 1 day ago

HARRISBURG –State officials today announced an $821,212 low-interest loan through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure and Investment Authority (PENNVEST) that will assist a Union County dairy operation with pollution and sediment reduction efforts. more»

Governors Innovation Office Presents Innovator Awards to State Agencies

July 22, 2014

Seven state agencies are being recognized for reducing costs, increased productivity and improving service by the Governors Innovation Office.

Mosquito Spraying Set for Lycoming County on July 23

4 weeks 2 days ago

Williamsport – The Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments during the evening hours of Wednesday, July 23, in Loyalsock, Lycoming and Old Lycoming townships, Lycoming County, to control adult mosquito populations. more»

Dancin Yankee Wins Again at Pocono

July 21, 2014

July 19, 2014

Dancin Yankee continued his dominance in 2014 at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs with a victory Saturday night in the featured Preferred pace. The race carried the night’s top purse of $25,000. more»

Matt Kakaley Wins 3,000th at Pocono

July 21, 2014

July 16, 2014

Matt Kakaley earned his 3,000th career driving victory aboard trotter Commander K on Wednesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. more»

Wakizashi Hanover Sets Track Record in Sire Stakes Win at Pocono

July 21, 2014

July 16, 2014

Wakizashi Hanover picked up a Pennsylvania Sire Stakes victory in track-record fashion on Wednesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. There were four Sire Stakes divisions held for 2-year-old colts and geldings on the pace, with purses ranging from $59,566 to $59,966. more»

Hall Of Terror Fastest Freshman in Stallion Series at Pocono

July 21, 2014

July 15, 2014

Hall Of Terror posted the fastest winning time among six $20,000 divisions of the Stallion Series on Tuesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The races were for 2-year-old colts and geldings on the pace. more»

Biologist Report - Kaercher Creek Dam, Berks County - 2014 Largemouth Bass Survey

July 21, 2014

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) evaluated the relative abundance and size structure of the Largemouth Bass population in Kaercher Creek Dam on June 12, 2014.

PFBC Elects New Officers at Quarterly Business Meeting

July 15, 2014

At its quarterly business meeting held here today, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) elected new officers; approved a request to change the regulations on a section of Pine Creek in Lycoming County; authorized the acquisition of access areas in Luzerne and Erie counties; established a children-only fishing area in Forest County; approved a new annual requirement for senior resident more»

Grants Awarded for Sinnemahoning Projects

July 15, 2014

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) today announced $500,000 in grants to develop and implement projects that benefit fishing, boating, and aquatic resources within in Cameron, Elk, Potter and McKean counties.

Labor Day Picked as Second Mentored Youth Fishing Day, Discounted License Available

July 15, 2014

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) will host a second Mentored Youth Fishing Day on Labor Day, Sept. 1, on 17 Panfish Enhancement lakes.

Biologist Report - Beltzvill Lake, Carbon County - 2013 Fish Population Survey

July 14, 2014

PFBC Area 5 Biologists used a variety of techniques to sample fish populations in Beltzville Lake in spring and fall 2013.

Paddle & Pedal: West Branch Susquehanna Sojourn

6 weeks 2 days ago
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The Susquehanna River is calling you! more»

Keystone Grand Ballroom Presents An Electrifying Entertainment Line-Up for Fall Season

July 7, 2014

WILKES-BARRE, PA – Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs brings an impressive line-up of live concerts this fall to the Keystone more»

McCarthy Captures Milestone Win at Pocono

July 7, 2014

July 2, 2014

Driver Andrew McCarthy scored a victory about Iaintnomomaluke in the sixth race at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Wednesday night for the 1,000th victory of his career. McCarthy, who has been a regular at Pocono for the past several years, had moved to 999 with a triple on Tuesday night before toppling the mark on Wednesday night. more»

Distaff Freshman Pacers in Pennsylvania All Stars Races at Pocono

July 7, 2014

July 1, 2014

Southwind Roulette posted the fastest winning time out of five $30,400 divisions of Pennsylvania All Stars races for 2-year-old pacing fillies on Tuesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. more»

Shake It Cerry Wins in Pennsylvania All Stars at Pocono

July 7, 2014

June 29, 2014

Shake It Cerry bounced back from her first loss of the 2014 season with a victory in a division of the Pennsylvania All Stars on Sunday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. There were three $33,800 divisions of the All Stars races held at Pocono for 3-year-old trotting fillies. more»

Lycoming Audubon Society Program for July 23, 2014

6 weeks 6 days ago
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On July 23rd at 6:00pm the annual Lycoming Audubon Society Picnic will be held at the pavilion at Rider Park on Caleb Creek Road, north of Warrensville.  This program is free and open to the public.  Please bring a dish to share as well a more»

Quarterly Meeting Scheduled for July 14-15

July 3, 2014

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) will hold its quarterly business meeting on July 14-15 at its Harrisburg headquarters, located at 1601 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

Fireworks Scheduled For July 3rd At Mohegan Sun At Pocono Downs Rescheduled to July 10th

July 2, 2014

WILKES-BARRE, PA – Due to forecasted inclement weather, the fireworks show at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs scheduled for July 3rd will be postponed. The new date will be Thursday, July 10th at 9:30pm during Party on the Patio featuring Tramps Like Us- A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen. This will be an all-ages show. more»

Biologist Report - Shenango River Lake, Mercer County - Spring 2014 Survey

July 2, 2014

Area 1 returned to Shenango River Lake in spring of 2014 to re-inventory fish populations according to PFBC reservoir sampling protocols.

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