The New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) closed access to the Stillwater Fire Tower on the Big Moose Tract Conservation Easement in Herkimer County.
The access across private land is closed to visitors each year from the second Tuesday in October to December 20, according to a Recreation Management Plan agreed upon with the landowner.
The lands on the Big Moose Tract are posted and patrolled during this time. Persons entering the property during this period could face prosecution for trespass.
Photo provided by Friends of Stillwater Fire Tower/Almanack archive.