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.

Creating Connections Through Interpretive Signage

People visit parks and recreation areas for a wide variety of reasons: education, adventure, relaxation, exercise — the list goes on. The one reason that each visitor has in common is that they are searching for something they value (Bacher et al. 8). When looking at the intricate world, it is human nature to ask questions and want to make meaning of experiences. What event took place here? What year was this built? Why is this location so special? What is the origin of this flower, and what mountain range is that? Site-specific interpretation is vital to learning, understanding and finding value in an area’s past and present, while also generating future action.

Interpretive Sign Completes Fire Safe Garden Project

The Wynola Estates Fire Safe Council (WEFSC) was established with the goal of helping southern California communities become more fire resilient. This is achieved through a variety of projects and programs to preserve natural resources, wildlife, and homes in the event of a fire. Founder and native San Diegan, Coko Brown moved to Wynola Estates in 2011 and has since seen great success in her nine years developing the nonprofit organization. Recently, she has extended her efforts and developed two outreach programs.

Wayside Exhibits Showcase Artistic Wayfinding Maps in Monticello

Wayside exhibits enhance the resident and visitor experience at any location. These exhibits come in many forms and serve a multitude of functions, but a popular purpose of wayside exhibits is to showcase wayfinding signs and maps. Wayfinding signs help people navigate new places, locate local points of interest, and can even beautify the surrounding area. Once installed, wayfinding signs are available at all times and accessible to anyone who takes a moment to stop and look.

Outdoor Museum Signage Ready For Maine’s Harsh Winters

Maine Maritime Museum, located in Bath, Maine, recently completed a redevelopment project of the front entrance and other outdoor areas on the museum’s 20-acre campus. Appropriately named “First Impressions,” the project focused on enhancing the visitor experience the second a guest steps onto campus. This was accomplished by creating new wayfinding and interpretive outdoor museum signage.

Water Runoff Management Provides Opportunity for Educational Signage

Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary is one of northern Wisconsin’s most diverse natural areas. At Hunt Hill, educating the public on environmental understanding and appreciation are the main missions. This is achieved through dozens of camps and classes throughout the year, but when an instructor isn’t present, Hunt Hill recognizes the importance of educational signage.

Gel Coat Laminate Interpretive Panels Give Arizona’s Desert Region New Life

The Lees Ferry District of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area in northern Arizona is home to miles of trails with many historic sites along the way offering incredible stories of the desert’s history. The trails and sites were in need of fresh interpretive signage to help give visitors a memorable, self-guided educational experience. A signage overhaul is no small undertaking, especially when considering a 120-acre area of land visited by over a million people every year.

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.