The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) Division of Lands and Forests is starting a project to rehabilitate the Hunter Mountain Fire Tower before its 100th birthday.
This project will begin Monday, July 10, 2017, and should last about a month. The fire tower will be closed to public access during the week while construction is occuring.
The Hunter Mountain Fire Tower will still be open to public access on weekends.
The Catskill Center‘s Catskill Fire Tower Project manages five fire towers throughout the Catskill Park for public access and interpretation. These five fire towers are maintained with assistance from a dedicated group ofvolunteers and the NYS DEC. During the summer months, volunteers open up the tower cabins for visitors to enjoy the stunning panoramic views of the region.
- Balsam Lake Mountain – Hardenburgh, NY – Elevation 3,723′
- Red Hill – Denning, NY – Elevation 2,990′
- Tremper Mountain – Shandaken, NY – Elevation 2,740′
- Overlook Mountain – Woodstock, NY – Elevation 3,140′
- Hunter Mountain – Hunter, NY – Elevation 4,040′
The five towers make for some of the best hiking destinations in the Catskills, offering unparalleled 360-degree views of the surrounding Catskill Park and mountains. They are well worth the time and effort it takes to hike to each tower.