New Interpretive Signs For Tennessee State Park

South Cumberland State Park (SCSP) is the second-largest state park in Tennessee, spanning 31,000 acres of amazing wilderness, waterfalls, bluff views, and canyons to explore. Hiking, rock climbing, and backcountry camping are popular activities for visitors of all ages. SCSP is home to fascinating geological, biological, and human history, but only a few park visitors were aware of its historic background, until now.

Educational Signage Tells the Story of Knife River

Knife River Heritage & Cultural Center (KRHCC) is a nonprofit organization with a mission to engage the public in preserving, presenting, and valuing the history of the Knife River area. The organization was created in 2018 to save the historic railroad train depot from falling down. In just four years, KRHCC volunteers successfully rehabilitated the depot and have accomplished much more, including implementing an educational signage program. 

Interpretive Exhibits Share a Century of Erie Canalway History

After two years of planning, research, and implementation, the Erie Canal Equipment Overlooks are complete with new interpretive exhibits. The interpretive panels are installed in Lockport, New York, along the Pendleton portion of the Erie Canalway Trail. This project serves to educate the community about the historic canal equipment on display and bring the history of the Erie Canal’s 1900s engineering to life.

Historical Signs Created for Connecticut’s Air Line Trail

Jason Gardiner is a member of Boy Scout Troop 57 from East Hampton, Connecticut. He recently earned his Eagle Scout status after the completion of a trail signage project along the East Hampton portion of the Air Line Trail. Jason worked for many months on the creation of four historical signs and his hard work will benefit the community for years to come.

Interpretive Kiosks Enhance Learning along the Mission Trail

Beautiful historic places deserve beautiful signs that complement a region’s rich culture and environmental aesthetic. With this concept in mind, the most historic area of El Paso, Texas, recently updated three interpretive kiosks along the famous Mission Trail. This trail is a nine-mile segment of the 1598 El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro, a 1,500-mile route linking Mexico City to northern New Mexico, which is the oldest European trade route in North America. The El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro was designated as a National Historic Trail in 2000. Sharing living cultural legacies, the interpretive kiosks provide a greater understanding of this historic portion of the trail in El Paso County.

Historical Signs Provide Constant Access to Virginia’s Past

Dating back to 1749, Fort Harrison, also known as The Daniel Harrison House, stands tall in the Shenandoah Valley. Passed down for centuries, this solidly-built limestone house is now owned by a non-profit organization called Fort Harrison, Inc. The organization restored and continuously maintains the old frontier house and recently installed historical signs to serve as constant teaching tools across the property.

New Interpretive Trail Signage for an Old-Growth Forest

Located just south of Charleston, West Virginia, Kanawha State Forest is a 9,000+ acre forest with over 25 miles of trails and many amenities for local and national visitors, including a beautiful old-growth tract of 1,350 acres. For over 30 years, the forest has been protected and preserved by the passionate volunteers of the Kanawha State Forest Foundation (KSFF). With about 150 members, the nonprofit organization completes numerous projects each year, and in 2020 they designed and installed new interpretive trail signage.

Durable Outdoor Signs Replace Decades of Sign Pollution

The beautiful beach community of Slaughter Beach, Delaware, was experiencing the negative effects of sign pollution. Rule, regulation, directional, and instructional signs displayed along fences and on poles left a disorderly and incongruent appearance in the community. The outdoor sign pollution took away from the beach landscape and the visual clusters of signage were left unread and ignored.

Interpretive Trail Signs for South Dakota’s Mickelson Trail

Interpretive trail signs provide opportunities for trail users from near and far and of all ages and abilities to develop a connection and appreciation for the surrounding landscape. Durable signs installed throughout the trail, from trailhead to trailhead, make for a unified and memorable experience. South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks made this a top priority when working on the signage for South Dakota’s Mickelson Trail.