Named for the Civil War leader of Pennsylvania’s Bucktail Regiment, General Thomas L. Kane, Kane is nestled at the edge of the Allegheny National Forest. The town of Kane is located on the Allegheny Plateau and known as the Black Cherry Capital of the World. The town and its namesake family have a rich history.
This unique facility distills a spirit from local, specialized sunflower seeds. Much more than a distillery, the Wilds Sonshine Factory will is a place for visitors of all ages to visit and learn about the importance of our region's natural resources, with a focus on conservation education throughout the whole facility.
The Kinzua Bridge State Park is one of PA's most impressive state parks in nearby Mount Jewett, PA. The Kinzua Bridge was originally built under the direction of General Thomas Kane. The original bridge was considered one of the 8 Wonders of the World at the time of its construction. It was partially destroyed by a tornado in 2003, but the remaining structure is now a towering skywalk. Near the park are numerous hiking/biking trails and a beautiful new visitor center with educational exhibits and a gift shop add to the tourist experience.
Only minutes from Kane, the Kinzua Dam and Allegheny Reservoir is a 24 mile lake totally surrounded by forest with boating, kayaking, swimming and more. The lake is at the heart of one of the largest and most popular outdoor recreation areas in the northeastern United States. It is known for its pristine natural beauty and features a boat launch and seasonal restaurant.
The Kane Manor Inn is nestled along the Allegheny National Forest (ANF). The ANF is one of the northeast US's major outdoor recreation areas and boast 100s of miles of hiking/biking/ATF trails, waterfalls, pristine trout fishing streams and other natural wonders. The ANF makes Kane, and McKean County, a truly unique and wonderful place to visit and enjoy the outdoors.
Civil War buffs and civil engineers alike marvel at the foresight of General Thomas Kane who commanded the Bucktail Regimen for Pennsylvania in the Civil War and returned home to build one of 8th Wonder of the World, the Kinzua Bridge. Similarly, Dr. Elizabeth Kane, was a trailblazing woman as one of PA's first female medical doctors, a photographer and writer. Visit the Kane Historic Preservation Society to learn more about Kane's fascinating history.