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Belfry Mountain Fire Tower

Adirondacks, New York

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  • Roadside sign marks the trailhead.- Belfry Mountain Fire Tower
  • Trail begins beyond the gate.- Belfry Mountain Fire Tower
  • Trail is a gravel road most of the way.- Belfry Mountain Fire Tower
  • Flowers along the trail.- Belfry Mountain Fire Tower
  • First view near the top.- Belfry Mountain Fire Tower
  • Belfry Mountain fire tower offers a 360-degree view.- Belfry Mountain Fire Tower
  • The Great Range from the Belfry Tower.- Belfry Mountain Fire Tower
  • View from the Belfry Tower.- Belfry Mountain Fire Tower
  • A winter day in the Adirondacks.- Belfry Mountain Fire Tower
  • - Belfry Mountain Fire Tower
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Pros: 
Short hike. Family friendly. Great view.
Cons: 
Roadside parking.
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Region:
Adirondacks, NY
Congestion: 
Moderate
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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At less than a mile round trip, Belfry Mountain is a short, family-friendly hike that offers a big reward for a little effort. Parking is along the roadside, and the trail is accessible year round.

The trail is a gravel road with a moderate grade for most of the walk, narrowing to a footpath near the top. Wildflowers can be found along the trail, and trees give way to a limited view near the base of the fire tower.

The fire tower was built in 1917 has since been restored, and it now offers a 360-degree view for those who ascend its stairs. From the top of the tower you can see Lake Champlain and Vermont’s Green Mountains to the east and the Adirondack High Peaks to the west.

Belfry Mountain is part of the Adirondack Mountain Club’s Fire Tower Challenge, and hikers who visit fire towers in the Adirondacks and Catskills can earn a patch for doing so.

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