On Friday night September 2nd (rain date: 9/3) we invite everyone 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!
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 9:00pm to 9:30pm, look up to see the cabs lit up. Remember that these towers were watching faithfully like beacons 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! For additional information about possible viewing areas near you, please refer to the Catskill Center for Conservation and Development website.
Viewing sites for Lighting of the Fire Towers on 9/2/16 (Rain date 9/3/16) 9 to 9:30pm
Overlook Fire Tower
Thorn Preserve, 55 John Joy Road, Woodstock, NY
Zena Corn Field
Balsam Lake Fire Tower
1 - Scenic Overlook at the top of Palmer Hill along State Route 28 between Margaretville and Andes
2 - At the top of Todd Mt Road (Ulster County Route 49A) near the intersection with Kelly Road
3 - Dingle Hill Andes We drove along Ridge road , stopping frequently to see the light. So, if you are curious to "google map" the sites where we had a good look, it was 1212 Dingle Hill road, 629 Ridge Road and on “down” Ridge Road for a mile. (all are Andes addresses...off of Rt 30 around the Pepacton Reservoir)
Hunter Fire Tower
Gordon Realty on Route 23A in Hunter has granted permission for viewers to use their parking lot for the "Lighting of the Towers" event Saturday, August 30.
Gordon Realty, Inc., 6528 Route 23A, Hunter, NY 12442, 518.589.9000
Copy http://www.gordonrealty.com/directions/ and paste in your browser's address bar for directions.
Tremper Fire Tower
State Route 28 near the intersection of State Route 28A