Friday, April 19, 2019

Featured Trail: Belfry Mountain Fire Tower, Moriah

belfry mountain Belfry Mountain Fire Tower, part of the Hammond Pond Wild Forest, extends 0.3 mile and climbs 120 feet on a service road to a fire tower on the 1,820-foot summit. This is considered by many the easiest hike to an Adirondack Fire Tower.

The 47-foot tall Belfry Mountain Fire Tower is a steel AerMotor Model #LS‐40. It was constructed in 1917 at a station site established in 1912. The fire tower was staffed and used for fire observation until 1988. The tower provides spectacular views of the Lake Champlain basin and Vermont. It’s also a popular location to observe bird migrations through the Champlain Valley.

Belfry Mountain Trailhead is located off Dalton Hill Road (County Route 7) (44.0993°N, 73.5451°W).

Featured trails recommended by DEC. Map of Belfry Mountain courtesy Adirondack Atlas.

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