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Phoenicia's Fire Tower: Mount Tremper Past and Present

  • Phoenicia Library 48 Main Street Phoenicia, NY (map)

The Phoenicia Library will host a presentation about Phoenicia’s local fire tower on Mount Tremper. Learn about the current uses of the Mount Tremper Fire Tower, fire tower history, and stories about volunteering at the tower from Volunteer Coordinator, Jonathan Mogelever. Phoenicia’s Fire Tower—Mount Tremper Present and Past, will be held on Saturday, July 11, at 1:30 pm, at the Phoenicia Library on 48 Main Street in Phoenicia, New York.  Free.

Mt. Tremper Fire Tower Cab

Mt. Tremper Fire Tower Cab

Just a mile and a half south of Main Street, Phoenicia, is the Mount Tremper trail head. From there it is a 3-mile hike to the summit and the fire tower where views of the Catskills abound. Volunteers maintain the fire tower and on weekends during the hiking season, volunteers open the cab at the top of the historic structure so that hundreds of visitors every year can enjoy the views from inside. Presentation participants will learn all about this tremendous resource located just above Phoenicia.

Mount Tremper Fire Tower is one of the five fire towers in the Catskill Park operated by the Catskill Fire Tower Project. To learn more about Catskill fire towers, visit

CONTACT: Elizabeth Potter, director, Phoenicia Library;  845-688-7811;