Between fall 2014 and 2015, Fjord Trail partners worked with VOX, Inc. to develop a trail logo and comprehensive wayfinding system to help people navigate between the trail and the downtowns of Cold Spring and Beacon.
The signs include:
Gateway Signs: (right, top) placed at seven locations along the trail to show the big picture of the trail and its regional context. These signs also include inset maps of the two downtowns on either end of the trail.
Trail Junction Signs: placed at the four trailheads of Hudson Highlands State Park Preserve along Route 9D to highlight hiking options acccessible from the Fjord Trail. These were developed in close collaboration with OPRHP and the NY-NJ Trails Conference.
Directionial Signs: (right, below) placed at key "decision points" along the route to help people navigate the route with confidence that they're heading in the right direction. As fingerposts, the signs will be able to point to other destination spots based on the location.
Gateway signs have been installed in Long Dock Park, Beacon and at the Cold Spring train station (above).
Directional signs, like this one in Long Dock Park, help people navigate the trail and to adjacent destinations.