Mike Stevens

Home & Backyard / On the Pennsylvania Road

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

  • Looking For Signs Of Spring

    Posted on: 5:58 pm, March 21, 2014, by

    Spring has finally officially arrived and Mike Stevens says if you look through the PhotoLink Library, you can find concrete...
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  • A Railroad Of A Different Kind

    Posted on: 5:46 pm, March 19, 2014, by

    Mike Stevens is fond of traveling the Pennsylvania Road and this time, in Lackawanna County, he meets a man with...
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    otr gravity railroad
  • The Art Of The Horseshoe

    Posted on: 6:04 pm, March 17, 2014, by

    On St. Patrick’s Day, we talk about the luck of the Irish. A horseshoe is also a sign of good...
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    bdpr horseshoe
  • Good Days Ahead

    Posted on: 5:53 pm, March 14, 2014, by , updated on: 04:54pm, March 14, 2014

    Good days are coming, says Mike Stevens, and each of us is getting ready to meet them in our own...
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  • I Can Hear Spring

    Posted on: 5:59 pm, March 12, 2014, by , updated on: 05:31pm, March 12, 2014

    Mike Stevens thinks, as most of us do, that spring can’t get here soon enough. But here and there the...
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    i can hear spring otr
  • Historic Tractor

    Posted on: 5:50 pm, March 10, 2014, by , updated on: 04:44pm, March 10, 2014

    Here’s a look at one man’s goal to resurrect a century-old relic. Mike Stevens takes us Back Down the Pennsylvania...
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    bdpr tractor
  • Winter Waning?

    Posted on: 5:58 pm, March 7, 2014, by , updated on: 05:04pm, March 7, 2014

    Mike Stevens says he has a mix of this and that for us this time in the PhotoLink Library as...
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  • The Queen Of Sauce

    Posted on: 5:46 pm, March 3, 2014, by

    The best spaghetti sauces, it seems, come from those who just add this and that. Mike Stevens travels Back Down...
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    bdpr sauce
  • Eagles Mere: A Rich History

    Posted on: 9:00 am, March 1, 2014, by , updated on: 04:30pm, February 28, 2014

    Mike Stevens shares the story of Eagles Mere, a land blessed with majaestic mountains, and the beautiful crystal clear lake...
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  • Eagles Mere: Model Train

    Posted on: 9:00 am, March 1, 2014, by , updated on: 04:29pm, February 28, 2014

    “Take a ride” on the miniature train to scale that recreates the path of the train that transported many happy visitors...
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  • Eagles Mere: Canoe Restoration

    Posted on: 9:00 am, March 1, 2014, by , updated on: 04:28pm, February 28, 2014

    Meet Marlin Adams, he loves canoes and is an expert in their restoration.  See some of the beautiful antique canoes he...
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  • More Of Winter’s Colors

    Posted on: 5:59 pm, February 28, 2014, by

    In this week’s visit to the PhotoLink Library, Mike Stevens tells us he’s going after color to break up the...
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    cedar waxwing