In various places throughout the site, we tell the story of the main landowners who made use of the land in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Here, a feature describes cranberry foraging, and interprets the volume of the yearly harvest: 400 bushels of tart red berries or 14 times bigger than the frame.
Power of sea and wind
Changes wrought on the landscape are interpreted in a flip book that illustrates—through map and satellite photography—the affects of natural and human forces.
A seasonal fishing station
Multiple stations interpret various seafaring topics related to the history of the island. Here, an interactive station illustrates the fundamental principles of knot tying.
A key part of our approach was to minimize the visual impact signs have on the landscape. Here, a small swing-arm post sits discretely in the landscape.
Their history of settlement on the island is long ago erased by successive changes in use of the island. Multiple interpretive elements pay homage to the Island's namesake, The Robinsons family.
A simple marker
Wooden posts adorned with a simple graphic element indicate locations of interpretive content.
A simple illustrated question mark indicates the theme of the interpretive content.
The posts are deigned with French text on one side and English on the other. When not held up by a visitor, the arm returns to a resting spot concealed within the wooden post.
In an attempt to minimize the visual impact of signage along the trail, we chose to cluster signage at various stations along the path.
Taking advanatge of the Islands spectacular views, interactive viewfinders are an engaging way to help the visitor imaging what the landscape may have looked like at one time.
A bountiful shore
This station interprets the landscape's natural assets. Here a viewfinder interprets how the island was used by Mi'kmaq in the area for harvesting shellfish.