What are the benefits of creating thematic trails?

Thematic trails couple similar sites/activities/experiences together like a string of pearls, offering visitors a greater opportunity to explore a common interest. When clustered together, each designated site of a thematic trail provides a distinct piece of a richer, more in-depth thematic story that is often stronger and more impactful than the individual site experience. The […]

Why are criteria important to trail development?

Criteria help define the core elements for participation. For a thematic trail, the most essential criterium for evaluation is how the site/experience/attraction contributes to the designated theme. Other criteria may focus on visitor readiness or interpretation. Establishing and adhering to criteria is foundational for trail integrity and consistent experience delivery.