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3rd Annual Lighting of the Fire Towers

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On Saturday night, September 5th, we invite you all to find a place with a view of your favorite fire tower on the horizon for our 3rd annual Lighting of the Fire Towers Event!

Visit the Thorn Preserve for an ideal view of the Overlook Mountain Fire Tower. Click here for additional viewing options!

This event is meant to showcase the history of the five Catskill fire towers and some of our other friends around the state. Find an area in your neighborhood where you have a view of one of the fire towers. From 9:00 pm to 9:30 pm, look up to see the fire tower cabs lit up. Remember that these towers were watching faithfully over your property for years to help prevent forest fires. The men and women who were in those cabs were there to protect your property from forest fires by providing fire fighters with an early detection and reporting system that was amazingly accurate. If you are lucky, your area may have been covered by more than one tower!

 In the event of rain, we will try again on Sunday evening, September 6th.