Program Monday On Recreational Trail Plan Open To Public

From Potter County Today

may21dibbletrailguyAn ambitious plan to link a series of recreation trails across wide swaths of Pennsylvania and New York State, including a section of Potter County, will be explained during a public presentation scheduled for noon Monday, May 23, at the Hotel Crittenden. Coudersport Rotary Club is hosting a luncheon program by Ron Dibble, president of Allegany Trails, and inviting anyone interested in the trail project to attend.

Dibble’s mission is to unite advocates across the region to transform abandoned rail grades into hiking and bicycle trails. His primary focus in on the Genesee, Coudersport and Port Allegany areas and Dibble soliciting local supporters. Allegany Trails is a non-profit corporation that obtains easements on railroad beds, clears trails and erects signs. The organization owns the former  B & S Railroad Station and former railroad property from Commercial Street to the state line on the east side of the Genesee River in the village of Genesee. This leads to a 10-mile trail north to Wellsville, N.Y.

Dibble points out that Coudersport could be connected via the former Coudersport and Port Allegany Railroad grade and B & S Railroad to Genesee. An option buffet lunch will be provided at Monday’s program for $7.50. Dibble can be contacted by email at

Potter County Today is a timely information site courtesy of the Potter County Commissioners. Reprinted with Permission.

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