Named for the Civil War leader of Pennsylvania’s Bucktail Regiment, 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.
One of PA's most impressive state parks, Kinzua Bridge State Park is located in nearby Mount Jewett, PA. The Kinzua Bridge was originally built under the direction of General Thomas Kane, patriach of the Kane family. Considered one of the 8 Wonders of the World at the time of its construction, the bridge 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.
The Kane Manor Inn is nestled along the Allegheny National Forest (ANF). Not only is the ANF a major attraction, but many state game lands, state forest lands, miles of trails, and other natural wonders make Kane, and McKean County a wonderful place to visit. Almost 1,000 miles of pristine trout fishing streams criss-cross the watersheds of McKean County & the Kane area.
Civil War buffs and civil engineers alike must marvel at the foresight of General Thomas Kane who commaded the Bucktail Regimen for Pennsylvania in the Civil War and returned home to build one of 8th Wonder of the World, the Kinzua Bridge. The Kane Historic Society is a must see.