Travelers along the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway experience the best of coastal New England…The 90-mile coastal byway guides visitors and residents on a journey of discovery…through one of the country’s most picturesque and historically significant regions
The project entails the planning, design, fabrication, and installation of outdoor wayfinding kiosks in 9 existing community visitor centers.
The goal of the project is to enhance the visitor experience by providing visitors with local and regional wayfinding and interpretative information in a standardized format that is welcoming, attractive, and easy to understand.
Placed locations where people expect to find travel information (i.e., visitor centers), the kiosks will complement other information provided by visitor center personnel and, importantly, function when the visitor centers are closed (after hours or during the offseason).
The primary objective of the system is to stimulate the traveler’s interest in exploring and engaging with the byway region’s extensive and outstanding heritage sites, recreational resources, and visitor services.
System paid for by Essex National Heritage Commission – a grant they received.