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Trail Kiosks that Last


Several years ago, the Otsego Land Trust staff approached us with an idea of building something that would give their properties around Otsego County a unique identity and 'brand'.


They have public access points around the county, and they wanted to connect those places with information about their work in protecting open spaces and environmental qualities for generations, as well as their historical aesthetic and enduring philosophy.


We came up with a trail kiosk that is made with locust, an incredibly long lasting wood that will weather beautifully, and a design that gives hikers and visitors protection from the elements while they peruse the maps, information and messages by the trail or site offered.


We build them with lots of features to help provide a human quality and feel to the area, that is nicer than just bolted pressure treated wood and plywood.     


The donors appreciated the way their properties were presented, and how it added a timeless quality to any visit.


Because these woods may not always be readily available, there can be a month or more lead time for us to get the materials and then cut and carve the frame before they are ready for delivery.


They can be sold as a 'ready to assemble' kit for your crew or team to raise and then finish off in the details you desire, or we can complete them for an added charge if you are not too far from our location.   

Pricing:     $3,900-4,400 each depending on the cost of wood, which fluctuates throughout the year due to availability of the locust or white oak species.   If the wood costs are lower than our estimates, we will pass that savings on to you with a lower price.


The Kiosk shown is made with 6"x6" main posts, and it stands approximately 80" above the ground to the height of the bottom of the roof.   The frame is 48" wide, and the overhang/eave is approximately 30" on each side.    It is installed either by cementing the long posts into concrete footers in the ground, (3-4 feet deep) or it can be installed using steel pipe that is embedded into a concrete foundation.

The frame is rough cut lumber and is not sanded, planed or oiled or stained.   This can be done if desired for an extra charge.

Ordering Process & Timeline:   


One:  Read through this online description/details/price estimate.


Two:  Choose the number of kiosks you are interested in. 


Three:   Email us with your situation and start the process of ordering. Be sure to include when you hope to install them, and your location/address.


Four:   Ricardo will write up a 'Frame Agreement' outlining the details of the order and the dates needed and return via Email.


Five:   You or your organization signs the Frame Agreement and sends back to us with a deposit to start the process of Hawk Circle ordering the beams and beginning to cut your frames.


Six:   We notify you when the frames are ready for shipping or pick up, and the delivery arrangements are made.  The remaining balance due for the kiosk(s) is due at this time.


Seven:   You receive your 'kit' and set up your installation at your desired location with your own team or contractor.   Kits can be stored for a month or more if necessary to accommodate the weather, staffing/volunteers, etc.


Eight:   You install the frame and add your preferred roofing, a corkboard backing and display window, and add your signage, your maps or organization information!


Please contact our office at for further details or to discuss your specific needs in terms of sizes, design and options.   If we are able to install them for you we will do this at a set hourly rate for the work.   If we are able to drive them to you to deliver them rather than use commercial shipping, we will do this at a 'per mile' rate that is adjusted for the current cost of fuel/travel expenses, etc.




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