Signage Solutions for Every Trail System

Pannier leads the way in the production of trail signs and markers because we understand that signage is about more than marking paths; it’s also about sharing and preserving the world’s most beautiful and irreplaceable areas. With various thicknesses, custom shapes, and framed or frameless options, we offer a wide range of products with infinite possibilities. No matter the signage need, Pannier has the solution.

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.

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.

Fiberglass Signs Educate Cumberland Valley Rail Trail Users

The Cumberland Valley Rail Trail is a scenic, 13-mile trail that follows an abandoned railroad track from Newville, Pennsylvania, to Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. In 2012, thirteen Pannier Fiberglass Embedded panels and Traditional T exhibit bases were installed along the Cumberland Valley Rail Trail. The signage serves to educate the thousands of trail users that walk, cycle, and horseback ride along the trail each year. Signage topics share the history of the Cumberland Valley Railroad from early railroad travel, to agricultural and Civil War heritage.

Sharing Community News on a Triple Offset Frame Complete with Bulletin Case

Silver Lake Nature Center (SLNC) is a 450-acre “natural treasure” located northeast of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The land belongs to Bucks County and is free for visitors, residents, and furry friends to enjoy. There is plenty to do while wandering the 7.5 miles of trails, but a lot more goes on at the nature center than what meets the eye.

The staff at Silver Lake Nature Center needed a way to communicate the activities, workshops, trail alerts, and other information to those who walked through the rich woodlands. A Pannier Triple Offset frame, integrated with a bulletin case, was the perfect solution.

Discovering Erie County Trails Through Forty-Eight, Cut-To-Shape, Fiberglass Embedded Panels

Home to 12 public parks and 30 miles of trails, Erie MetroParks provide opportunities for visitors and residents to enjoy and appreciate the public land in Erie County, Ohio.

Located in Osborn MetroPark is the Erie MetroParks Discovery Trail. The Discovery Trail is a first-of-its-kind, mile-long trail system featuring five play pods. These interactive pods are made up of larger-than-life play structures that mimic local wildlife and plant life.

As a conservation park district, Erie MetroParks ensures that natural resources are cared for by educating the public on the importance and unique qualities of the natural world around them. This makes the signage for the Discovery Trail just as important as the trail and play pods themselves. To carry out this mission of conservation, Erie MetroParks staff called on Pannier to bring their educational, interpretive, and wayfinding signs to life.

Retelling History Through Interpretive Signage

Tennessee’s largest state park, South Cumberland State Park, consumes nearly 31,000 acres of deeply-forested, rugged and breathtaking landscape; defined by the environmentally-unique escarpments and canyons of the Cumberland Plateau. Located between Nashville and Chattanooga, the park contains a dozen major waterfalls and nearly 100 miles of wilderness hiking trails. Also found in the large state park, is the site of a Civilian Conservation Corps camp.

Enhancing Alabama Bird Watching through Fiberglass Embedded (FE) Signs

Due to its geographical location, Alabama is an attractive location for bird watchers to visit. The state is a haven for many resident birds found only in the Southeastern U.S., plus serves as a significant flyway for birds traveling from South and Central America all the way to the Arctic Circle. The Alabama Birding Trails project covers nearly 300 locations across the state that have been deemed premier birding sites by seasoned birders and naturalists. One of the cornerstones of the project is interpretive panels at locations statewide. To date, Pannier has manufactured nearly 30 outdoor exhibits with future plans for additional waysides.