In 2017, Headwaters Charitable Trust purchased the Knox and Kane Railroad corridor which span 74 miles from Kinzua Bridge State Park in McKean County to route 322, Clarion Junction in Clarion County. The corridor connects several unique villages and towns as it makes its way through the middle of the Allegheny National Forest. Based on estimates from the Knox & Kane Rail Trail Feasibility Study, the trail has the potential to generate 100,000‐160,000 visitors annually to the region with an estimated economic impact of $4.3M ‐ $7M annually.
Headwaters is committed to supporting the many local groups and communities who have come together to make the Knox and Kane Rail Trail the premier trail in Pennsylvania. Funding levels along with naming rights will assisted financially with community and trail development but also the long term stewardship of this magnificent trail.
Cutting the ribbon to dedicate a section of trail are, from left, Carolyn Stroup, president, Mount Jewett to Kinzua Trail Club; Brett Morgan, Mount Jewett Borough councilman; Jim Trussell, chairman, Hamlin Township supervisors; McKean County Commissioner Carol Duffy; Cindy Dunn, Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources; and Tom Zurat, assistant district executive, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, District 2.