Hunter Mountain Fire Tower Rehabilitation Completed
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has announced the rehab of fire town at Hunter Mountain has been completed just in time for its 100th anniversary.
DEC Commissioner had this to say via press release, 'Fire towers not only represent the rich history and heritage within our forest preserves, but also offer great tourism potential and magnificent views of some of New York's most prized natural areas and resources.'
The $48,000 in repairs included work on the roof that was damaged last winter, replacing windows and a full paint job of the tower. The original log tower was built in 1909 with the current steel structure built to replace it in 1917. The tower stands at just over 4,000 feet making it the highest fire tower in all of New York State.
Don't miss the return of Taste of Country and Mountain Jam Festivals at Hunter Mountain in June of 2018, maybe plan a trip to the fire tower.