The Mount Jewett to Kinzua Bridge (MJ2KB) Trail Club invites the public to join them if able at their recognition event for Pennsylvania Trail of the Year on August 30 (invitation letter/release below):

“Dear Friends,

You are cordially invited to join us in celebrating the recognition of the Mount Jewett to Kinzua Bridge (MJ2KB) Trail Club’s section of the Knox & Kane Rail Trail as Pennsylvania’s Trail of the Year. The occasion will take place on Wednesday, August 30, at the club’s new pavilion where the trail ends at the Kinzua Bridge State Park’s Skywalk.

The Pennsylvania Trails Advisory Committee (PTAC), in collaboration with the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), designates a Trail of the Year annually to foster enthusiasm and supports for trails of all types while increasing public awareness of the immense value of Pennsylvania’s trail network.

Owned by Headwaters Charitable Trust, the 74-mile-long Knox & Kane corridor is being developed section by section into one of our region’s outstanding rail trails by volunteer-driven clubs. MJ2KB’s scenic 7.8-mile segment stretches between Kinzua Bridge State Park and Route 219 at Lantz Corners, passing through the Borough of Mount Jewett along the way.

This trail embodies the spirit of adventure, natural beauty and community connectivity that lies at the heart of Pennsylvania’s trail network. Together, let us appreciate the beauty of our Commonwealth’s trails and acknowledge the invaluable role they play in enriching our lives.

Please join us as we celebrate this remarkable achievement with a public celebration that will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The festivities will include remarks from DCNR Secretary Cindy Dunn as well as other dignitaries, and will be an opportunity to connect with fellow trail enthusiasts and supporters.

For any inquiries or further information, feel free to contact us at [email protected].

Thank you for your support, and we look forward to your presence on this joyous occasion.

-The MJ2KB Trail Club”