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Mount Tremper Fire Tower Celebrates 100th Anniversary

To celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Mount Tremper Fire Tower, volunteers of the Catskill Fire Tower Project are hosting a gathering at the tower Saturday, September 23, at noon.

Tremper Mountain has some of the best views of the Catskill Mountains. While standing in the cab of the tower, one can see over twenty of the high peaks.

The tower itself is one of the smaller towers in the Catskills, standing only 47 feet high. But do not be fooled by this small size. Hikers climb to an elevation of 2,740 feet, and are met by the tower. Standing inside the tower, one feels as if they are inside of a teacup. They are met with 360 degree views of the Catskill Mountains and the Hudson River Valley.

The trail to the top of Mount Tremper is approximately three miles long. The trail is rated as moderate to difficult, but breathtaking views at the top are worth every step up the trail.

Fun Fact: Tremper Mountain is part of the Long Path. The Long Path is from NYC to Altamont (Albany co). It is currently 358 miles, but it is still being developed. The long path will eventually connect with the Northville-Placid Trail at Northville.

For more information about the Mount Tremper Anniversary Celebration or the Catskill Fire Tower Project, please visit or contact, 845-586-2611.