George Washington Sears, aka Nessmuk, wrote in the 1800s of the outdoors that, "We do not go to the green woods and crystal waters to rough it. We go to smooth it." That’s as true now as ever. The outdoors are for refreshing the soul and lifting the spirit.

Try convincing yourself of that – or better yet, your spouse, children or friends – when their feet are cold, their line is tangled, their sleeping bag is soggy, or their paddle is broken. Having the right gear can make all the difference.

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New York’s Stony Brook State Park beautifully scarred

Stony Brook State Park has been described by some as small but mighty. Here’s a look at why that is, with an eye toward hiking, among other things.

September 18, 2019

Panfish, bass, channel cats, more at neighborhood lakes

You like to catch panfish? We’ve got word on a couple of lakes worth visiting. Of course, at some, you can expect to find bass, channel cats and more, too.

September 17, 2019

Find the food to see wildlife and more outdoor extras

If you want to see wildlife, especially at this time of year, find their food. Plus, we share a camping recipe and look at gear good for staying healthy.

September 17, 2019

Game Commission unveils CWD response plan, seeks hunter cooperation

Chronic wasting disease, or CWD, is spreading across Pennsylvania. To combat that the Game Commission is asking hunters to take important but painful steps.

September 13, 2019

Boating accidents, a look at how, when and why they occur

Boating accidents were down last year over the one before. That’s the good news. The bad? Well, people are making the same deadly mistakes over and over.

September 11, 2019

Sunday hunting push faces obstacles in PA

Yes, legislation expanding Sunday hunting in Pennsylvania is halfway to becoming law. But getting the rest of the way there looks like it will be difficult.

September 11, 2019

Hocking Hills worth a visit around the crowds

Hocking Hills State park isn’t what you might think. In a state where flat terrain is the norm, it’s a place of rugged beauty worth exploring.

September 10, 2019

A dove recipe and more outdoor extras

This week we’ve got a dove recipe that’s easy to make but sure to please. Plus, we look at a new fishing lure and offer a catfishing tip.

September 10, 2019

Managed dove fields can provide good hunting

Managed dove fields are growing in popularity all across the country. So what are they? Here’;s your answer and how to get in on the action.

September 5, 2019

Velvet antlers about to disappear for another year

Bucks content to lounge around all summer are about to change their attitudes. How do we know? The velvet on their antlers is about to disappear.

September 4, 2019

Pymatuning Lake walleyes still abundant, maybe easier to catch

Pymatuning Lake has, in recent years, had a reputation as a place full of walleyes that were very hard to catch. Things might be looking up for anglers, though.

September 3, 2019

A goose recipe and more outdoor extras

Goose hunters, pay attention to this recipe to make the most of your harvest. Plus, we offer a tip and look at something everyone entering the woods needs.

September 3, 2019

K9 dog program expanding at Game Commission

The Game Commission is doubling the size of its K9 program. Success is the main reason. The dogs fill a niche in law enforcement, inside the agency and out.

August 29, 2019

Hiking through the sky, below it at Kinzua Bridge State Park

So you want to walk among the clouds? Kinzua Bridge State Park’s skywalk will get you there, while another trail takes you to the depths below.

August 29, 2019

Non-resident college anglers focus of possible license change

Is price what’s keeping non-resident college anglers from fishing in PA? Some research aims to find out, with a possible solution perhaps in the works.

August 27, 2019

An old lure made new and other outdoor extras

What worked to catch bass in 1993 is working again, in an updated form. Or at least people are suddenly realizing it worked all along. Plus, here’s a tasty camp treat and a paddling tip.

August 26, 2019

Living the dream as a professional angler takes commitment

So you want to be a professional angler and fish for a living? It’s possible, but it takes as much commitment and business sense as fishing ability.

August 22, 2019

Hikes sometimes lead to interesting old cemeteries

Old cemeteries, tucked away in the woods, add an interesting element to a lot of hikes. Some are well kept, others forgotten, but all are intriguing.

August 21, 2019

A tip for the trail and other outdoor extras

Maintaining energy on the trail is key if you want your hike to be fun. We offer a tip there, plus look at a hunting blind and a kid-friendly camp recipe.

August 20, 2019

Disease management focus of new wildlife program

In a new era of wildlife disease, a one-of-a-kind partnership is looking for answers. Here’s what it is and who it works.

August 20, 2019

Albino deer sighting a real outdoors treat

It was a rare treat, spotting an albino deer in the woods near home. Perhaps one in 30,000 fawns are born that way. They don’;t usually fare well, though.

August 14, 2019

Keys to camping away from the crowds

You go camping to enjoy nature and escape the crowds? You;re not alone. Literally, the crowds are following you. Here’s how to find a little solitude.

August 14, 2019

Hunters feed the hungry via venison donation programs

HUnters know how delicious venison can be. And each year, all across the country, they’re sharing that wonderful protein with families that really need it.

August 14, 2019

Recovering America’s Wildlife Act could prove historic

In a nation where a surprisingly large number of fish and wildlife species are at risk, one piece of federal legislation offers hope. Here’s what it is and why it’s getting attention.

August 14, 2019

Outdoor extras, including a dog training tip

Dog training now pays off later. But keeping your companion healthy means following this advice. Plus, we look at a topwater lure and a campfire sandwich.

August 13, 2019

Henry Long Ranger outshoots need for compromise

The Long Ranger from Henry Repeating Arms isn’t your daddy’s lever action. It looks the part, but offers something a little different. Here’s what we found.

August 6, 2019

Fisheries surveys reveal a mixed bag for largemouths

Largemouths, and the occasional smallmouth bass, are waiting to be caught at a few lakes around the state. At others, the fishery is a work in progress.

August 6, 2019

Bob Frye is a storyteller with a passion for all things outdoors. He hunts, he fishes, he hikes, he camps, he paddles, backpacks and snowshoes depending on the season. If he’s not an expert at anything, it’s because he’s passionate to try a little bit of everything.