Who can use the Knox Kane Rail Trail between the Kinzua Bridge State Park and Lantz Corners?
Walkers/hikers, handi-cap persons with or without motorized mobility aids (not to exceed a 36-inch maximum width and maximum speed of 10 mph), joggers/runners, equestrians and also skiers, snowshoers and snowmobilers (max speed limit - 25 mph) during snowy times of the year. Trail users should obey all signs posted on the trail (click HERE to see signs). PLEASE NOTE: Snowmobiles cannot access the trail from the Kinzua Bridge State Park. You will have to access the trail near Mt Jewett or Lantz Corners. For snowmobile trail information in our area - contact the Seneca Highlands Snowmobile Club in Smethport or the Marienville Trail Riders Snowmobile Club (see our partners page). No vehicles or ATVs/UTVs allowed on the Knox Kane Rail Trail unless pre-authorized or in emergency situations. Learn more about rail trail etiquette HERE.
KNOX KANE RAIL TRAIL is featured on the rails-to-trails conservancy trailblog (#5)! Click on rails-to-trails logo to view article.
KNOX KANE RAIL TRAIL GRAND OPENING WAS A GREAT SUCCESS!! Click HERE for more pictures.
FROM RAIL TO TRAIL
PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE: 2018 was a very prosperous year for the MJ2KB Trail Club. Looking back - we have made so many accomplishments:
· We secured a grant from the Pittsburgh Foundation for maintenance tools and to build a shed to store the tools
· Created and maintain a web site for the trail group
· Signed a contract with Headwaters Charitable Trust to maintain the rail trail from Mt. Jewett to the Kinzua Bridge State Park and take stewardship of the section from Mt Jewett to Lantz Corners
· Brushed & graded the trail from Center Street to Kushequa Avenue in Mt Jewett
· Secured a Grant from North Central PA Regional Planning & Development Center for materials to place deck and railing on the three Railroad Trestles on the newly adopted trail. Group volunteers did the work as the match to the Grant
· Coordinated pipe replacement of a 24” sluice pipe by the Borough of MJ between Center St & Kushequa Ave
· Installed signage along the trail
· Sponsored several fund raisers
· Sent letters for conveyor belt donations, rec’d material and put it down over RR trestles for protection during the winter
· Applied for Act 13 Grant and was approved for $14,900 for sluice pipe replacements
· Increased memberships in 2018 to 40 memberships!
All of this could not be done if it wasn’t for our memberships, donations, grants and all the volunteers. So to everyone - I say THANK YOU! We are looking forward to another productive year in 2019. We have much to accomplish and continue to need everyone’s support! - Carolyn Stroup, President.
FLORA & FAUNA ON THE TRAIL: (have a picture of the trail? email it to us.)
Case’s Ladies’ Tresses - This is a very rare wild flower in Pennsylvania. If you see this out along the trail, please take a picture and email it to us with its location. Read more about this beautiful orchid - click HERE.
NOTE: All text in BLUE are links to additional information. Just click on them.