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
  • otr flowers

    The Flowers of Summer

    These hot July days can require some work to get through. But at the end of the day, Mike Stevens says, there are some very pretty scenes to see On The Pennsylvania Road.

  • bdpr antique boat

    Take a Ride on an Antique Boat

    Who says you can’t go back in time to the good old days? We travel Back Down The Pennsylvania Road to 2006 to enjoy a boat ride ┬áthe old fashioned way.

  • Going to the Birds

    Mike Stevens has been putting aside a few of the bird pictures that have been sent into the PhotoLink Library. It was time, he thought, to let them fly.

  • Baseball at the Everhart Museum

    A baseball game of sorts has settled in for extra innings in Lackawanna County. Mike Stevens took to the Pennsylvania Road for a visit with the Boys of Summer, and of history.

  • bdpr ice cream

    Making Ice Cream

    Now that we are really in the midst of summer, Mike Stevens is always looking for way to celebrate the season. Back in 1995, his travels took him to Luzerne County for a treat that’s hard to beat this time of year. And it is our trip, this time, as we travel Back Down the Pennsylvania Road.

  • pll rain

    Rain Got You Down? Visit the PhotoLink Library!

    You say all this rain has you at your wits’ end? Mike Stevens says it brought some interesting photos to the PhotoLink Library and, a few will brighten your day.

  • lady gardener

    A Garden of Healing

    We spend our summer days outside, perhaps working in our gardens, and we think little of the work we do. But for a woman Mike Stevens met On the Pennsylvania Road in Susquehanna County, her garden meant a lot, perhaps more than you might imagine.

  • nick

    Nick Horsky, Proud to Serve

    A man you may never have seen but whose work you see daily on Newswatch 16 is calling it a career. Nick Horsky has been in our business for about 35 years, all of them as a news photographer. Nick has been part of the transition from film to digital. We did track down an image of him with a camera and recorder that weighed more than a 3-year-old child but that’s the way it was, that was the business […]

  • bdpr 4th

    Back Down the Pennsylvania Road on the 4th of July

    The Fourth of July holiday is coming, and back in 2005, Mike Stevens took a moment to consider the big summer holiday, not for what we do on the holiday, but the reason for it. It’s his story as we travel Back Down the Pennsylvania Road.

  • pll closeup

    Close-up Views in the PhotoLink Library

    Summer has just begun and Mike Stevens is in the PhotoLink Library. He says a close-up look at the new season is in order.

  • otr aluminum

    Art in Aluminum

    An artist is usually known for the work done in a studio and the materials used in the process. But Mike Stevens met an artist On the Pennsylvania Road in Lackawanna County whose work is a bit difficult to describe.

  • bdpr lake ariel park

    Lake Ariel Park

    Mike Stevens travels Back Down the Pennsylvania Road to 2003 in Wayne County. He shows us where an amusement park used to be and what it was like in its glory days.


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