Tourism Oriented Directional Signs

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Tourism Oriented Directional Signs

Tourist Oriented Directional Signs

Brand new on the Byway are experimental signs known to traffic engineers as tourism oriented directional (TOD) signs. This set of signs located near the intersection of Riverview Road and Sugar Hill Road are intended to reinforce that the traveler is still on the Mohawk Towpath Byway. The second sign post, further in the distance, is meant to suggest the traveler visit the scenic overlook of Lock 7 Dam.

It is important to the Byway that we have a balance between developments on the byway and maintaining our natural, historic and scenic resources.  This is another example of the need to bring attention to our resources with out over doing the number of signs on the Byway.

We would really like your thoughts on the new signs:

  • Did you know we have a scenic over look at the foot of Sugar Hill Road?
  • Did you know that this is the most western access to the Vischer Ferry Nature and Historic Preserve?
  • Have you visited the interpretive sign located at the Overlook?
  • Do you know the historic significance of the “young engineer’s cut?”
  • Do these signs contribute to the Byway experience or are they too much?

The signs were purchased as a part of our federally funded interpretive sign project and  installed recently by the Clifton Park Highway Department.

If successful we will also be installing similar signs on the Cohoes Crescent Road to bring attention to the historic military crossing at what is now the site of the Crescent Dam.  Both of these sites are interpreted by local voices on the Byway’s self guided cell phone tour:  Lock 7 Overlook is 649-9990 stop 6  and the Old Military Crossing in stop 11.

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