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Saturday, July 22, 2017, from 8AM to Noon at the Smethport Borough Sheds, Route 6, Smethport, PA

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The MJ2KB T[RAIL] Group has posted a petition to Janie French, Executive Director, Headwaters Charitable Trust, which says:

We believe the last few miles of the historic rails in the Knox-Kane Corridor from Mount Jewett to the Kinzua Bridge should be preserved as part of the proposed multiuse rail-trail conversion, with the trail development adjacent to the rails, so that the rails can be used for light rail transport, with the possibility in the future of establishing seasonal steam engine transport on this short line. If the rails are removed, however, rail traffic will never again travel to the Kinzua Bridge.

Please sign this petition and forward it on to your contacts. Just 19 signatures needed! Click here.

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Mt. Jewett Swedish Festival

Each August enjoy ethnic food, music, and entertainment with a Swedish flavor. The annual Swedish Festival celebrates the Swedish heritage of Mount Jewett with a traditional Swedish Smorgasbord.

Highlights include rides for children and adults, a maypole dance, Scandinavian folk band with Swedish dancers, a Norwegian storyteller, parade and fireworks.

Mark your calendar: 2017 Mount Jewett Swedish Festival – August 11, 12, 13

2016 Mount Jewett Swedish Festival ‘framgångsrik’

Looking back: 2015 Mt. Jewett Swedish Festival Wraps Up

Kinzua Viaduct – Wonder of the World

kinzua-overlookMt. Jewett, PA is just minutes away from one of the great wonders of the world: the Kinzua Viaduct. When it was built in the 1800s, it was the world’s highest and longest railroad span. Suffering disrepair, the bridge was hit by a tornado in 2003.

Today, the partially restored viaduct features a platform for viewing the fallen half of the span, plus a glass window for viewing the gorge below.

There is no fee to visit the park or the Sky Walk. Enjoy a picnic and trek through the many trails in the area against dramatic scenery you’ll find nowhere else.

More To Do

kaffe-solWhile you’re in town, check out the Swedish motif at Jewett’s Kaffe Sol on West Main Street. Enjoy a latte or cappuccino and their signature cinnamon roll or Swedish Rye Bread.

After you take a browse through small shops, visit the traditional octagon-shaped Swedish architecture of Nebo Lutheran Chapel built in 1887.