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published Jul 2020

Wayfinding Signs: Who, What, When, Where, and Why

by Taylor Goodrich with American Trails

Wayfinding signs are the perfect way to easily communicate with trail users and keep them safe and oriented on the trail.


posted Jul 14, 2020

Trail Marking Standards Across Varying Landscapes

Join trail designers and builders who work in vastly different landscapes as they discuss the unique marking challenges that their landscapes present.


posted Jun 9, 2020

Effective Wayfinding Signage: Trail System Planning, Design, and Implementation

Hear from three different organizations how to prepare effective, user-friendly, and time-dynamic wayfinding signage guidelines.


published Aug 2018

Signs and Etiquette for Shared-use Urban Trails

by Stuart Macdonald

Encouraging different types of users to share the trail is just as important on urban trails as it is on backcountry trails.


published Dec 2019

Mile Markers and Distance Signs Along Trails

by Stuart Macdonald

Mileage can be marked off on signs, posts, stones, or stencils on the pavement.


published Dec 2019

National Recreation Trail (NRT) Signs are Making a Splash

Over the last few months we have distributed hundreds of NRT signs to trails all over America.


published Dec 2019

National Scenic and Historic Trails Training Needs Assessment

by Elvin Clapp with Bureau of Land Management

Survey of skills and competencies to assist in developing a national training strategy for National Scenic and Historic Trails


published Sep 2019

Interpretive Signs and Displays Along Trails

by Stuart Macdonald

Trails and greenways create an opportunity to teach visitors about history, the environment, and the community


published Mar 2015

FAQ: When and where to use blazes or markers

by American Trails Staff

Best practices for blaze marking along trails


published Jul 2018

Educating trail users: advice for planning interpretive trail signs and exhibits

by California State Parks, Statewide Trails Section

It’s up to you as a park steward to instill a sense of appreciation for the story that needs to be told – interpretive theme and messages of the trail must be well planned.


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Guide Studio

Cleveland, Ohio

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Vista Group International

Norwalk, Connecticut

Vista Group International specializes in high-quality interpretive exhibit audio, tour guide systems, and outdoor SoundPost listening stations for accessibility.


25 Van Zant, Unit 14-7B, Norwalk, Connecticut 06855
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