“Walk With Doc” Hike Honors Legacy of Smethport’s Dr. Douglas Bowman

Smethport Web — by Claudia Caminite

The 2016 “Walk With Doc” Hike in honor of Smethport’s Dr. Douglas Bowman, along the new Shawmut Trail and the Goosechaser Trail, will be held Saturday, June 18. Participants will meet up at the Poor Farm Parking Lot at 9:00 am on US Route 6 just west of Smethport.

Lori Coffman, long time treasurer and activist member of the Potato Creek Trail Association, will lead the hike. The public is invited.

Dr. Douglas Bowman first popularized the trail with his annual “Walk With Doc” nature hikes along the former Shawmut Railroad grade. Dr. Bowman, a strong and consistent advocate of healthy activities, practiced medicine in Smethport for 29 years until his untimely death in 2008. Dr. Bowman’s legacy continues to inspire McKean County citizens.