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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AMC and Partners Produce Trail Feasiblity Study

Grant funding from the Schuylkill Highlands Conservation Landscape funded a trail feasiblity study in Upper Bucks County. Read More

iNaturalist Projects in the PA Highlands

Combining the value of citizen science with species identification, iNaturalist gives everyday people the ability to connect with their local environment and identify the flora and fauna they observe. Read More

National Public Lands Day 2020: More Ways to Connect to Nature

This year’s NPLD will look a little different, but it’s largely virtual format will give people in or near the Pennsylvania’s Highlands region plenty of opportunities to engage in a celebration and appreciation of our public lands, while contributing to volunteer efforts from behind their computer. Read More

Great American Outdoors Act signed into Law

On August 4th, 2020 GAOA was enacted into law! This measure provides full, permanent dedicated funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund and a $5.9B investment over 5 years to address the maintenance backlog on public lands. Read More