The Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA) and Adirondack Research, LLC are seeking public input on a series of interpretive signs that will be placed along the Central Adirondack Trail Scenic Byway — a scenic corridor that follows Route 28 through the Hudson River watershed.
In two public sessions held in North Creek and Indian Lake last year, over 40 community members provided input that informed the themes and content of the six interpretive signs. Drafts of the first three signs, with textual content and illustrations, will be on display at the Tannery Pond Community Center in North Creek and Byron Park building in Indian Lake until December 15, 2020. They can also be viewed online at www.adkres.org/scenic-byways/(digital samples of the signs and a questionnaire for submitting reviews are available online).
“Public input has played a major role in the development of these designs,” said Adirondack Research Director Ezra Schwartzberg. “We are eager to share the drafts with local communities and hear what they have to say. We want residents and businesses to be proud of this project and to benefit from it for years to come.”
Topics for the signs include: “The Forest Preserve and Fire Towers,” “What to Do on the Byway,” “Transportation in and around the Route 28 Corridor,” “North River Past and Present,” “Forest and Forest Industry” and “Recreation and Wildlife.”
ANCA, an economic nonprofit that serves 14 counties in northern New York, is leading the project to update and enhance interpretive opportunities along the Central Adirondack Trail Scenic Byway, which travels 150 miles through the heart of the Adirondack Park, from Glens Falls to Rome. The signs are intended to help promote environmental and economic sustainability by highlighting the natural, historic, cultural, scenic and recreational attributes of landscapes and waterways along the route.
The signage 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.