Friends of Hurricane will be participating again this year in the annual lighting of the fire towers. This will be the 8th Annual Lighting of the Fire Towers which will include towers in the Adirondacks and the Catskills.
A lantern will light the 102 year old Hurricane tower on Saturday, September 4th from 9 pm until 9:30 pm.
People are invited to hike up and see the lighting at close range or view it from vantage points in Keene, Elizabethtown and areas to the east and near Lake Champlain. The tower is also visible from multiple surrounding smaller peaks.
The event is meant to showcase the history of fire towers around the state. They were erected early in the early 20th century, as fires ravaged hundreds of thousands of square miles of wild forest.
Anyone who is interested in helping with the lighting or has any questions about the lighting can contact Mary Jean Bland at [email protected]
Photo by Mike Lynch/Adirondack Explorer