WNEP TV’s Mike Stevens has been traveling the Pennsylvania Road for 30 years.

In all that time, Mike has never lost sight of the original goal of the Pennsylvania Road assignment: to travel the back roads and country lanes of northeastern and central Pennsylvania in search of interesting people doing interesting things.

The Pennsylvania Road has taken WNEP viewers to meet folks who whittle, carve, saw, fiddle, play, collect, draw, build and otherwise do things that Mike thinks TV 16’s viewers ought to know about.

In addition to his travels, Mike is also host of the Home and Backyard Show Saturday morning at 900 and contributes to the Pennsylvania Outdoor Life program seen Sunday nights. He is a frequent guest speaker at church, civic and charitable functions in the WNEP coverage area. He also writes essay pieces that appear in area magazines as well and enjoys taking the photographs that accompany some of his stories. He has published four books under the “Life in the Slow Lane” title.


Recent Articles
  • A ‘Checkered’ Business

    Rifle deer season came to an end on Saturday here in Pennsylvania. Hunters walked the woods some holding guns with intricate designs worthy of being called artwork. This month 25 years ago, our man On The Pennsylvania Road Mike Stevens visited a woman in Bradford County with a “checkered” business.

  • Photolink Library: Another Day

    Mike Stevens finishes the week in the Photolink Library. It’s where there are stories to tell, stories that can last a whole day.

  • Christmas Custom Still Shining

    Mike Stevens takes us to Schuylkill County for a visit with what you might call a local tradition. It’s a story that’s really been going on for a good long time.

  • House of Trees

    One nice tree is usually enough for folks during Christmas. But one just wasn’t enough for a woman from Williamsport. Mike Stevens visited her house in 1999 on this trip Back Down The Pennsylvania Road.

  • PhotoLink Library: Death of a Season

    It’s time for our weekly visit to the PhotoLink Library.  Mike Stevens has some thoughts on the death of a season.

  • Craftsman Creates Unique Toys

    More than 20 years ago, Mike Stevens traveled to Centre County to meet a man who builds toys and gadgets, of sorts. We revisit him and his creations with this trip Back Down The Pennsylvania Road.

  • Back Down The Pennsylvania Road for a Hunter’s Breakfast

    There’s a place in Luzerne County that in the year 2000, served up a filling buck season tradition. And if you know Mike Stevens, you know that tradition involved lots of food. That’s tonight’s trip Back Down The Pennsylvania Road.

  • Being Thankful On The Pennsylvania Road

    A turkey with all the trimmings is the order of the day for most. For some, not so much, as Mike Stevens found On The Pennsylvania Road.

  • Model Trains in Plains

    Time for Mike Stevens to spend some time in Luzerne County looking at a few old favorites.  It’s his stop this time On The Pennsylvania Road. Click here for a schedule of upcoming open houses for the Hudson Model Railroad Club.

  • PhotoLink Library: The In-Between Month

    Mike Stevens closes out the week with his customary visit to the PhotoLink Library. This time, he shares some images of November, the in-between month.

  • Log Cabin Church

    Much of a building in Lycoming County has been turned to a new purpose and Mike Stevens makes it a stop this time On The Pennsylvania Road.

  • Remembering a Marine

    The dedication of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. took place 35 years ago. One of the thousands of names on the wall is Lance Cpl. James T. Reddington. Every year, Marines who served with Lance Cpl. Reddington make the trek to his gravesite in Scranton and Mike Stevens made a stop there, too, Back Down The Pennsylvania Road back in 2009.