Discover historic fire towers
Historic fire tower hikes are a great way to go hiking in the Adirondacks while also exploring the history of our region and still having a set destination end point in mind. Fire tower hikes are especially fun for families and children adding an element of discovery to your day of hiking. Get creative and have fun while outdoors by challenging yourself to visit all of the fire towers in the Adirondacks during your vacation.
Take the Fire Tower Challenge
There are five Hamilton County fire towers: Blue Mountain, Owls Head, Pillsbury Mountain, Snowy Mountain, and Wakely Mountain fire towers. All are open to the public.
To complete the challenge and receive the patch, you must climb these four mountains, document the date, and fill out a comment for each summit reached. Climbing every tower is not required in order to receive your patch.
Download the Fire Tower Challenge Guide and Instructions.