On Saturday, June 14 Dr. Douglas Bowman led the 7th Annual “Walk with Doc” in conjunction with Smethport’s newly formed Potato Creek Trail Association. This was the inaugural event of the trail group.
Following a discussion about the health benefits of walking and hiking by Dr. Bowman, Smethport’s iconic James Herzog presented the history of the McKean County Poor Farm, the location of the start of the walk.
The two mile walk began with walkers crossing the historic Marvin Creek bridge, then followed the Shawmut railroad grade at the rear of the county property, to US Route 6 and on to Hamlin Lake Park and the Goose Chaser Trail, and returning back to the Shawmut Grade and the Poor Farm.