The Legend of Richard Slyhoff’s Attempt to Outsmart the Devil

The great unknown of life after death has perplexed humankind since the dawn of time, and for some, the fear of the unknown leads to some curious circumstances. One man’s attempt to outsmart Lucifer in the 1860s has created a quirky destination in northern Jefferson County for curiosity seekers as well as ministers, who use the attraction and the legend as a lesson on the inescapable power of God.

Cook Forest: Old Forest, New Adventure

Written by Danielle Taylor | Header photo by Brian Young If you’ve never visited Cook Forest and haven’t yet grasped what a special place this is, consider where it got its name. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, the Cook family made their living by logging the...

Presidential Connections to the Pennsylvania Great Outdoors Region

By Danielle Taylor | Header image courtesy of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club Did you know that the Pennsylvania Great Outdoors region has a rich history of presidential visits, connections, and artifacts? With Presidents’ Day coming up on Monday, we decided to dig...

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