Dibble to Discuss Potter County Rails to Trails May 23

The public is invited to attend the Coudersport Rotary “Luncheon Presentation” by Bill Dibble, President of Allegany Trails, Inc., to be held at the Hotel Crittenden this Monday, May 23rd from noon – 1:00 p.m.

Dibble hopes to unite the various trail advocates throughout Potter County in order to transform the abandoned railroads in certain parts of the county into hiking and bicycle trails, just as Allegany Trails Inc has already done in New York State.  Bill’s primary focus in on the Genesee, Coudersport and Port Allegany areas and he is looking for local residents to participate in and to help spearhead the project.

Allegany Trails, Inc. is a non-profit corporation that obtains easements on the old railroad beds, clears trails and erects signage along the trails such as mile markers. “We own the old B & S Railroad Station and the former railroad property from Commercial Street to the NYS line on the East side of the Genesee River in Genesee, PA.  This leads to a 10-mile trail North to the Village of Wellsville.  Coudersport could be connected via the former C & PA Railroad and B & S Railroad to Genesee, PA,” according to Dibble.

Walk-ins are welcome at the Rotary May 23rd luncheon to hear Mr. Dibble speak.  A buffet lunch will be provided including salad, soup, main course and sides, dessert and drinks for $7.50.  Those wishing to speak with Bill Dibble directly can contact him by email at dibs@infoblvd.net.

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  1. Tammy says:

    We really need to reinvest in getting the train service back to Coudersport and the surroundind areas. Trains would help restore the areas economy. They would also help with tourism.

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