Highlands Trail Interpretive Kiosks & Signage

Kiosks

The Appalachian Mountain Club has worked with municipalities, Main Street programs and other groups to develop and install interpretive kiosks throughout the Highlands Trail in Pennsylvania. These kiosks provide history and context as trail users experience the Highlands Trail. Interpretive kiosks are located in the following places along the Highlands Trail:

  • Reigelsville, Bucks County
  • South Bethlehem Greenway, City of Bethlehem, Northampton County
  • Ringing Rocks Traihead, River Road, Bridgeton Township, Bucks County
  • The Park at Fourth, Quakertown Borough, Bucks County
  • Brayton Gardens Trail at Great Blue Heron Park, Richland Township, Bucks County
  • Kumry Road Trailhead for the Unami Creek Trail, Milford Township, Bucks County
  • Perkiomen Trail in Montgomery County
  • Union Meadows Park, Union Township, Berks County

These kiosks provide maps of the local trail system, or information on local history, parks and programs.   

University Signage Projects

AMC also works with local universities to develop interpretive kiosks along the Highlands Trail.  In 2017, AMC partnered with Lehigh University to develop an interpretive sign about the geology found in Water Street Park, on the Highlands Trail. In 2018 a kiosk was installed along the Saucon Rail Trail portion of the Highlands Trail at Landis Mill Road that interprets the unusual geology located there. In 2019, two pedestal signs were installed in Saucon Park in the City of Bethlehem discussing the park’s history and geology. If you would like to discuss a potential kiosk project along the Highlands Trail, please contact Tricia McCloskey, AICP at pmccloskey@outdoors.org.

 

News

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COVID-19 Impact Report finds Increased Use on Trails in the PA Highlands and across the state

In early June 2020, Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) released its report The COVID-19 Pandemic’s Impact on Pennsylvania’s Non-motorized Trails: Increased Use, Added Strain, and a Newfound Appreciation, which includes feedback from PA Highlands trail managers. Read More

Upcoming Webinar: PA Highlands Coalition to host "Discover the Highlands Trail in Pennsylvania"

On Thursday, August 6th, 2020 at 2pm, Appalachian Mountain Club staff will present the Highlands Region interactive map and Highlands StoryMap during the upcoming webinar. Read More

US Senate Passed the Great American Outdoors Act

The Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) passed the Senate on June 17th, 2020 by a wide bipartisan margin, 73-25! Read More

Recorded Webinar: "In Defense of Public Lands: Some Lessons on its Biological, Economic, and Social Value"

Watch the webinar from early June 2020 hosted by the PA Highlands Coalition, which featured Author and Professor of Political Science Steven Davis. Read More