Potato Creek Trail Association

Volksfloat Update

After investigating the current condition of the Allegheny River and its high water volume, the “Volksfloat” will be postponed to Saturday, June 3rd. It is currently about a foot higher than what is deemed a safe level, and the canoe/kayak concession will not even offer rentals. Set your sights for June 3, 12-4. If you enter at Dunbar Crossing off Rt 155 it is about a 30 min float to the take out at the Turtlepoint bridge. If you enter in Port Allegheny at Mill Sreet or Moose Park the float is about four hours. Canoes and kayaks are available for rental from Froggy Bottom Outfitters in Port A. for about $29. Call Steve Bresson at 513-437-6449. After the float will have a pot luck on the banks of the river at the Turtlepoint Bridge. Hope to see you there!


3rd Wednesday of the month at 6pm.
(No meetings December, January, February)
May through September meetings are at the Hamlin Lake Island Pavilion.
Other locations TBA.
All are welcome to attend.

Membership Form
Association Bylaws

The PCTA designed, created and administers a network of multipurpose trails and trailheads encompassing the Smethport, Pennsylvania Wilds region. It also maintains a close association with the Seneca Highlands Snowmobile Club.

This trail system directly connects to the Allegheny National Forest and surrounding McKean County trail systems. Here’s what some visitors had to say about their experience.

Join, Discover, Explore…

The land-water trail system supports a variety of non-motorized activities:

  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Canoeing & Kayaking
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Equestrian

Trail Photos

Shawmut Trail

Picture Book

Northstar Studio has produced a 20-page picture book capturing the scenic beauty of the land and water trail system that runs through Smethport.


Potato Creek Geocach Coordinates

  • The trail head with the sign on Rt. 46 toward farmers valley: N 41 49.633 W078 25.651
  • The trail head with the sign near the Taste Freeze and bridge: N 41 48.446 W078 27.127

Photo Documentary

On Saturday, April 19, 2008 Smethport residents Corky Hull, Rev. John Wesley, Jovanna Porter and photographer Ross Porter launched their kayaks at Galco Crossing and headed north on the Potato Creek. This photo documentary is a record of their journey on the pristine Potato Creek as they head north toward the Allegheny River.


PCTA Officers
President: Ross Porter
Vice President: Curt Wallace
Secretary: Claudia Caminite
Treasurer: Lori Coffman

Sandy Wolfinger
Tim Pierson
Corky Hull

Potato Creek Trail Association
c/o Borough of Smethport
201 W. Main Street
Smethport, Pennsylvania 16749
tel: 814-887-5815
cell: 814-598-5811
fax: 814-887-5810

email: potatocreektrail@smethportpa.org