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
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    The Lehigh Canal at Walnutport

    Northampton County is the stop for Mike Stevens in his travels On The Pennsylvania Road. It is a place where you can see and sense a major part of transportation history.

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    Tomatoes by the River

    Growing backyard tomatoes has always been a tradition in northeastern and central Pennsylvania, and Mike Stevens found a good example of that back in 1984 in Luzerne County. In this trip Back Down The Pennsylvania Road, Mike has the story of a tomato grower in Shickshinny who believed February flood waters would bring a banner crop in August.

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    Picture Perfect for August 6th, 2016

    Here is your Picture Perfect for 8-6-2016.

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    Summer Wears Many Faces

    Mike Steven says some colors of summer spring to life when we open the doors this week to the PhotoLink Library.

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    A Look Inside the Weatherly Area Museum

    Mike Stevens was On The Pennsylvania Road to Carbon County to a stop that opens the door to the way things were, the faces and places, along with the stuff of history all in one place.

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    A Summer Day on the River

    We travel Back Down the Pennsylvania Road to the year 2001, when,15 years ago, Mike Stevens took us to the Delaware River for some relief from the summer heat.

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    Eye on Summer

    Mike Stevens has his eye on the summer season during his visit to the PhotoLink Library. It’s a big picture with a dash of tiny thrown in.

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    Go Joe 19 On The Pennsylvania Road

    Mike Stevens is talking about Go Joe 19 On The Pennsylvania Road. No matter the crowds along the way, Mike points out that for Joe, it’s a fairly lonely road.

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    Old Sawmill in Wayne County

    Mike Stevens spent a day in Wayne County 20 years ago. It was one of many days Mike has spent in that lovely corner of northeastern Pennsylvania, to be sure. But on that particular day, he found something left over from the Civil War era, so we go Back Down The Pennsylvania Road for another look.

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    Looking Up

    If it’s too hot outside for you, enjoy summer through a camera lens in the PhotoLink Library. How do we feel about summer? Mike Stevens spells it out in this visit to the PhotoLink Library.

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    A Hike Through Ricketts Glen State Park – Part 2

    As promised last week, Mike Stevens has made another stop at Ricketts Glen in Luzerne County. The Pennsylvania Road, you might say, has taken a fall this time.

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    The Dog Days of Summer

    We have been experiencing some hot weather lately, much like we did in 2001. Mike Stevens reminds us of those dog days of summer as we travel Back Down The Pennsylvania Road.