Monday, December 18, 2017

‘First Day’ Hike to Stillwater Mtn Summit Planned

Stillwater Fire TowerThe New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced a ‘first day’ hike on January 1, 2018, and encouraged New Yorkers to connect with nature and go on a new adventure on the first day of the New Year.

DEC Region 6 staff and members of the Friends of Stillwater Fire Tower will be leading the hike on New Year’s Day to the summit of Stillwater Mountain, Herkimer County. The hike will start from the trail head at 10 am.

Each participant will receive a New York State Parks “First Day” string style knapsack, sticker, and a scarf. In addition, there will be a drawing for an Empire state passport. The Empire passport allows free admission to all the parks and DEC day use areas.

RSVP by emailing or by calling DEC Natural Resources at (315) 785-2263.

Directions from Lowville: Take County Route 26 (Number Four road) to Number Four. Turn right onto Stillwater Road. Follow Stillwater Road approximately 7.7 miles. Turn right onto Big Moose Road. Trailhead is about 2-miles from intersection.

Directions from Eagle Bay: Take County Route 1 west to Big Moose Station (~7.6 Mi.) and continue on County Route 1 for approximately 8 miles to trailhead.

Photo of Stillwater Fire Tower courtesy Friends of Stillwater Fire Tower.

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One Response

  1. Jim Fox says:

    Friends of Stillwater Fire Tower will be handing out cocoa and water from 9:30-2:00. Stewart’s Shops has donated cookies and donuts. Make a New Year’s resolution to join the Fire Tower Challenge on Stillwater Mountain. It’s an easy one mile hike.

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