A 3 mile round trip hike up the Fire Tower Trail to the recently restored Dickinson Hill Fire Tower. We will meet at the parking lot at the end of North Long Pond Road. The views from atop the Fire Tower show the Green Mountains, Berkshires, Taconics and the Adirondack Ranges. The foliage should be spectacular this weekend.
Brief portions of the trail are steep and rocky so wear appropriate hiking footwear. The trail is largely uphill on the way there. The round trip should take us about 2-3 hours.
The elevation at the Fire Tower is 1760 feet, with an ascent of 200 feet. This would be considered a moderate difficulty level.
There is a picnic table at the Firetower site if you would like to bring a lunch.
If you would like to learn more about the Fire Tower and the restoration that has been going on click on this link: www.graftonny.org/wordpress/friendsofgraftonstatepark/firetower-project/
Minimum age is 8 (8-15 yrs must have a participating adult with them, 16-17 yrs must have a parent/guardian sign participant agreement but do not need to attend)
•please be dressed for the weather, we will go rain or shine
•Dress in layers
•wear appropriate hiking footwear
•please bring water, snacks and any personal medicines you may need as well as sunscreen, rain gear, day pack.
•camera and/or binoculars if you have them
Directions: Take Route 2 East to the Grafton Lakes State Park Winter Entrance (North Long Pond Road) follow to the end (approximately 1.5 miles).
Dorothy will have a black Jeep Liberty
If you have any trouble finding us, my cell is 518- 641- 9660, feel free to call or text. Cell coverage is not reliable in this section of the park.