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The Glens Falls-Saratoga Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) created the Fire Tower Challenge for those who are gripped with fire tower fever.  We have a list of the fire towers for the club's challenge below.  The list below are the fire towers located in Adirondack Park.  If you are looking to get more info on the "Fire Tower Challenge", then check out the book Views From On High: Fire Tower Trails in the Adirondacks and Catskills.

Although no longer manned or used for detecting fires, some of New York's remaining historic fire towers are being restored and repurposed as a destination for hikers, families and school children alike. The towers are a valuable piece of state history, and from the top visitors get a 360-degree panoramic view of the surrounding forests, lakes, mountains and valleys.

If you are interested in climbing one of the state's fire towers, the following have been restored in the Adirondacks: Mount Arab, Blue Mountain, Hadley Mountain, Goodnow Mountain, Kane Mountain, Azure Mountain, Vanderwhacker Mountain, Rondaxe (Bald) Mountain, Stillwater Mountain, Owl's Head Mountain, Poke-O-Moonshine Mountain, Mount Adams, and Snowy Mountain. There is a complete list below.

In the Catskills, five fire towers have been restored: Hunter Mountain, Mount Tremper, Red Hill, Balsam Lake Mountain, and Overlook Mountain. In addition, the fire tower on Mount Utsayantha just outside the Catskill Park (in Stamford) has also been restored.

Adirondack Park Fire Towers

Arab Mountain

Azure Mountain

Bald Mountain

Black Mountain

Blue Mountain

Cathedral Rock

Goodnow Mountain

Gore Mountain

Hadley Mountain

Hurricane Mountain

Kane Mountain

Loon Lake Mountain

Lyon Mountain

Mount Adams

Owls Head Mountain

Pillsbury Mountain

Poke-O-Moonshine Mountain

Saint Regis Mountain

Snowy Mountain

Spruce Mountain

Stillwater Mountain

Swede Mountain (not officially on challenge, but opening soon)

Vanderwhacker Mountain

Wakely Mountain

Woodhull Mountain

Fire Tower on Bald Mountain located near Old Forge

Loon Lake Mountain Fire Tower

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