A Star in the Forest
An Intersection of History & The Arts in the ForestKane is truly a “Star” in the forest – the five highways of Rt. 6, Rt. 321 North, Rt. 321 South, and Rt. 66 appear as a five-pointed star on road maps when they meet in Kane, Pennsylvania.
Kane was settled in 1864, by General Thomas L. Kane, a humanitarian, and Commander of the famous Civil War “Bucktail Regiment, and the builder of the Kinzua Viaduct in 1882, once the longest and tallest railroad bridge in the world. In 2003, a F-1 tornado partially destroyed the viaduct. Six standing towers of the historic structure were re-invented as the remarkable Kinzua Sky Walk.
Rich in natural resources, Kane produces the finest black cherry timber in the world. A creative community of artists and visionaries, Kane annually hosts a juried, outdoor fine arts show, best within the Pennsylvania Wilds, in June — “Art in the Wilds.”Visitors will enjoy sampling the award-winning wines at Flickerwood Wine Cellars & Pub along with catching a movie at the Kane Family Drive-In Theater. The first distillery in northwestern Pennsylvania – CJ Spirts – is located just off of Route 6 on the western edge of town. Texas Hots-4 Sons, is a favorite dining spot for locals. The Sweet Shop & Bells Market are sites all foodies must explore.
The Longhouse Scenic Drive loops from Kane through the Allegheny National Forest, following the shorelines of the Allegheny Reservoir. Adventurous mountain biking trails are located nearby at Jakes Rocks. The North Country Trail is the longest trail in the Allegheny National Forest (ANF), with 96.6 miles of completed trail marked with blazes. It is one of three designated National Scenic Trails in Pennsylvania and provides vistas of the Allegheny Reservoir as it passes through rock outcroppings, open hardwoods, old growth forests and strands of Hemlock.
112 Bayard Street
Kane, PA 16735
Borough Manager: 814-837-9240