Kane is located in McKean County in Northwestern Pennsylvania on US Route 6. This stretch of highway has earned the name Pennsylvania's Most Scenic Byway. Breathtaking wooded mountain scenery and beautiful green forest lands stretch between the quaint little towns of the area. Visit the Kane Homepage for more information about the area, its history and people.
Distance to Major Markets:
- Erie, PA. ------------ 90 Miles
- Buffalo, NY. ------- 105 Miles
- Pittsburgh, PA. ---- 135 Miles
- Cleveland, OH ----- 220 Miles
- Philadelphia, PA. -- 300 Miles
- New York, NY. --- 355 Miles
- Detroit, MI --------- 390 Miles
- Chicago, IL --------- 565 Miles
Population: (2008 U.S. Census)
Kane/Wetmore Twp. ---- 3,765
Kane Area Elementary School - 296
Middle School grades 6-8 - 507
Kane Area Sr. High grades 9-12 - 400
University of Pittsburgh at Bradford
(20 miles distance)
Hospitals - 1, 31 beds
Banks - 3
Hotel/Motels - 4, Beds 75
Churches - 14
City Parks - 2, 76 Acres
Emergency: 911 (Police & Ambulance)
Places of Interest
This viaduct is a must see, especially in fall with the grand show of leaves in the surrounding hills. It was, at the time of its construction in 1882, the world's tallest railroad bridge. It stood an impressive 2,053 feet above the valley floor. Even today it holds its place as the world's forth tallest. On August 16, 1963 Governor William W. Scranton signed a Bill to establish Kinzua Bridge State Park and in 1977, Kinzua Bridge was put on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1982 it was designated as a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. The center towers of the Bridge collapsed in a tornado in the summer of 2003. The A decision preserve the ruins and create a walkway is currently being implemented.
Kinzua Dam and Allegheny Reservoir
Built as a flood control project and completed in 1965, the Kinzua Dam and its reservoir are one of the largest and most popular outdoor recreation complexes in the northeastern United States. The recreation opportunities include swimming, boating, waterskiing, fishing, camping and hiking. The project covers 26,541 acres and is almost completely surrounded by the Allegheny National Forest, the Allegheny Indian Reservation of the Seneca Nation, and by Allegheny State Park.
Allegheny National Forest
The Allegheny National Forest consists of more than a half-million acres of prime multi-use forest lands perfect for many different recreational endeavors. Breathtaking scenic overlooks, campsites of many different convenience levels, marked hiking trails, swimming areas and much more make up this vast forest. Visit the Allegheny National Forest Homepage for more info.
Visual Arts in Kane
Kane is home to many fine artists. Kane creative arts league and cooperative gallery and store is located at the Kane Depot. Season is from June - December. The arts group is called ArtWorks at the Depot. Visit www.alleghenyartworks.org.
Each year Kane hosts an annual fine arts outdoor show in Evergreen Park during Alumni Weekend the 4th weekend in June. Visit www.artinthewilds.org
To learn more about our community we have provided the links below for your exploration:
- Chesnut Street Elementary School
- Kane Area Middle School
- Kane Area High School