A wayside is a means of site-specific interpretation. There are two types of waysides: Low-profile waysides that are used extensively at locks, natural areas, and at other significant canal features and are oriented at 45 degrees at about waist height. Upright orientation waysides that introduce a trail or area; provide maps and directions; provide safety guidance or regulations; or may serve as an updatable bulletin board that can include signs, brochures, and other media. This type is at campsites, visitor centers, entry points for major features and boat ramps. They are usually clustered in groups of three or four in a kiosk.
2001 – Monocacy Aqueduct – C&O Canal Association ($6,500) and the District Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers ($3,500) funded a three-sided kiosk.
2009 – Oldtown – Association donated the following funds for the Liberty Tree Exhibit at Oldtown:
- 5/29/2009 – Liberty Bell Transportation Expenses – $600
- 6/8/2009 – Oldtown Liberty Tree Exhibit – $1,444
- 7/11/2009 – Rental 14″ forklift truck for Liberty Tree – $435
2012 – Big Slackwater (Mile 84.6 – Dam 4 to Mile 88.1 – McMahon’s Mill) – Association funded seven waysides at a cost of $23,000. Association Volunteers In the Park installed the waysides at Big Slackwater.
(Updated September 2018.)