The Central Adirondack Trail Scenic Byway — a corridor that winds along Route 28 through the Hudson River watershed — will soon feature new signs to engage travellers with natural, cultural and recreational attributes along the route.
The Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA) is leading a project to update and enhance interpretive signage along the Scenic Byway between North Creek and Blue Mountain Lake.
The project organizers hope to incorporate natural resource science and local recreational opportunities into the narrative. An overarching goal for the project is to promote environmental and economic sustainability by highlighting the region’s natural and cultural assets.
A public forum will be had on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 5:30 pm at the Tannery Pond Center, in North Creek. Attendees are encouraged to provide perspectives on topics and theme development for the signs. All are welcome to attend the forum.
The National Scenic Byways Program, which spans the entire country, aims to enhance travelers’ experiences by highlighting local resources and features along its routes. The new signs for the Central Adirondack Trail Scenic Byway will provide easily accessible information that will orient readers to the natural, historic, cultural, scenic and recreational attributes of landscapes and waterways along the route, including the Hudson River.
This project is being completed by Adirondack Research as part of the New York State Scenic Byways Program managed by the Adirondack North Country Association, funded by the Federal Highway Administration and administered by the New York State Department of Transportation.
For more information or questions about the public forum, contact Janelle Hoh at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (518) 278-6070.
Photo of existing signs along Route 28 between the hamlets of North River and North Creek provided.
What is wrong with the old signs they say about the same things? Are they being replaced because they are almost 20 years old? Are the new signs in addition to the old signs? The old signs were put up and paid for by the NYS Division of Historic Preservation.
If the goal is to emphasize the scenic views, how about promoting places to sketch, paint and photograph? More pullovers with views. Signage about historic artworks and photographs? An Art Trail?
One of the worst ideas. Signs are nothing more than a distraction and an insult to what otherwise would be a nice, natural setting. Today there are more signs than ever in the Adirondack Park and they are essentially useless and an eyesore. Signs attempt to interpret the surroundings for the viewer as opposed to allowing the viewer to use their own sensibility and determine for themselves what is remarkable and what is not remarkable. That corral that was erected on Rt 73 is for what exactly? Do people need to be corralled as they take in the breathtaking beauty of the mountains at the site of the former Red Barn? Like those NYS ‘Taste of NY’ or ‘I Love NY’ signs that dot the Northway. Are they essential at all? I thought that they were scheduled to be removed, if they haven’t been already. Leave the Adirondack roadways alone and allow folks to discover the Adirondacks for themselves. What a waste of effort and money.
Drop the word “Trail.” It is a road. Why isn’t “scenic byway” enough without calling a trail?