September/October 2021
About the Cover: Last year, Justin Lambdin of Ortanna photographed this immature bald eagle in Carroll Valley, Adams County, near the Maryland border. Bald eagles were close to losing their presence in the state in the early 1980s, so the Pennsylvania Game Commission embarked on a program to bring eaglets back to the state from Canada. See the article beginning on page 18 in this issue.

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July/August 2021
Last July, Colin Xu of Philadelphia visited Tank Hollow Vista in Penn Forest Township, Carbon County, at sunset to obtain this image, which won honorable mention in our 2021 Photo Contest’s scenic views and vistas category. The popular 3.5-mile out-and-back trail begins near Jim Thorpe, which is featured in this issue beginning on page 36.

May/June 2021

November/December 2020 issue

Mailed to subscribers on October 26, 2020

In December, the staff at Wheatland decorates the Lancaster County home of James Buchanan Jr. (our country’s 15th president) and opens its doors (this year’s event will be virtual) to celebrate the Yuletide season. Mark Van
Scyoc of New Holland captured this holiday scene of volunteer tour guide Lucy Ervin welcoming visitors.

CANON EOS 5D MARK IV, 29.0 MM, F/6.3, ISO 1000, 0.5 S

September/October 2020 issue

May/June 2020 issue

Mailed to subscribers on April 22, 2020

Photographer Mark Van Scyoc of New Holland snapped this portrait of his wife, Donna, and friend Donna Bollinger on the former New York Central Railroad bridge in the Tiadaghton State Forest, Lycoming County, where it crosses Pine Creek near the town of Cedar Run.

Users of the Pine Creek Rail Trail will find that four similar iron bridges span the creek. At one time, before the railroad was built, the creek was used to float logs downstream to the West Branch of the Susquehanna River to lumber mills in Williamsport.

CANON EOS 5D MARK II, 24.0 MM, F/6.3, ISO 200, 1/500

March/April 2020 issue

Mailed to subscribers on February 21, 2020

Photograher Tom Scherer of Emmaus recommends traveling to Lock Ridge Park and Furnace Museum grounds in Alburtis, Lehigh County, right after the field of grape hyacinths begins to bloom and before wedding and portrait photographers descend on the fields. The restored furnace ruins and masses of blue flowers make for a picturesque setting in April and early May. NIKON D90, 70.0 MM, F/5.6, ISO 400, 1/250 S

January/February 2020 issue

Mailed to subscribers on December 28, 2019

Mark Van Scyoc of New Hollad spent the day shooting photographs with a friend, arriving home late in the day, and passed by this scene with the sheep. He quickly turned around, parked the car, and rushed through the snow to capture the scene, resulting in his favorite shot of the day.

November/December 2019 issue

Mailed to subscribers on November 1, 2019

A common sight in late fall and winter as crisp temperatures and frosty mornings arrive in the state, these leaves were photographed by Ginnie Lodge in her yard in Pottstown, Montgomery County.

September/October 2019 issue

Mailed to subscribers on August 22, 2019

Karen Link of Butler shot this fall scene in Napier Township, near New Paris, Bedford County.

July/August 2019 issue

Mailed to subscribers on June 22, 2019

Cindy Ross covers the annual Festival of Wood at Grey Towers National Historic Site, the former home of Gifford Pinchot. See the article beginning on page 22 in this issue. The cover features one of the three conical roofed towers that give the structure its name.

May/June 2019 issue

Mailed to subscribers on May 3, 2019
Mark Van Scyoc of New Holland photographed the Wallace-Cross Mill last year at the Mid-Atlantic Milling Days festival, covered in this issue beginning on page 26. The tour takes place June 22-23 and features four mills.