Oct 24, 2013 — ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Two historic fire towers closed for more than 20 years could be reopened under a plan to help boost tourism in the Adirondacks.
The state Department of Environmental Conservation says restoring the Hurricane Mountain and St. Regis Mountain fire towers would allow full public access. The plans also call for interpretive materials on the towers' history. Go to full article
Apr 15, 2010 — The Adirondack Park Agency meets today in Ray Brook and the agenda includes a discussion of the controversial plan to remove two popular fire towers. The APA will also review a the Tall Timbers development project in North Creek. Brian Mann has details. Go to full article
Dec 22, 2004 — A pro-environment group has issued a new report on the future of 31 historical fire towers inside the Adirondack Park. The tower system was built nearly a hundred years ago after massive fires ravaged the mountains. Forest Rangers now use airplanes and field spotters to battle wildfires. But many of the towers have become a popular destination for hikers. History buffs have worked to preserve the structures. The Residents Committee to Protect the Adirondacks says 23 firetowers should be preserved and developed into a new system of "educational field stations". Brian Mann spoke with RCPA director Peter Bauer. Go to full article
Oct 16, 2003 — Author Marty Podskoch talks with Todd Moe about the history of fire towers and the people who worked on them in his new book that covers the southern districts of the Adirondacks. Go to full article