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There are many family-oriented hikes along the Scenic Byways and some include fire towers

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Blue Mountain & Fire Tower NYSDEC Trailhead

Adirondack Trail and Central Adirondack Trail, State Rt. 30 and State Rt. 28, near Blue Mountain Lake in Hamilton County

A two-mile trail leads to a rocky summit and a fire tower with views of the central Adirondacks and where an interpreter may be on hand to answer questions.

Trailhead is located on Rt. 30 just above Adirondack Museum in Blue MT. Lake. Trail is 2 miles with a 1300 feet. elevation gain. An accessible fire tower provides complete views of Blue Mt. and Raquette Lakes plus the High Peaks. - (4 miles RT, difficult) After ascending some steep final grades, you'll be rewarded with partial views from the rocky summit and expansive views from the fire tower where an interpreter may be on hand to answer questions. A trail guide describing 14 interpretive stops is available at the trailhead.

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Blue Mountain Lake

Closest Byway:Adirondack Trail and Central Adirondack Trail
Distance from Byway:on
Closest Route #:State Rt. 30 and State Rt. 28
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Great view on a clear day.

Indoors or Outdoors:outdoor
Admission Fee:no
Latitude:43.8758095119
Longitude:-74.4010268039
How to Find:

Trailhead is located on Route 30 just north of the Adirondack Museum in Blue MT. Lake.

URL:Blue Mountain & Fire Tower NYSDEC Trailhead website

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