St Regis Mountain Fire Tower is once again open!!
As of June 26, 2020, DEC-controlled fire towers in the Adirondacks are now open to the public. Please remember to #RecreateResponsibly while out enjoying the trails, which includes maintaining social distance of 6-feet and wearing a mask when that is not an option.
After being closed at the end of Marsh due to COVID-19, DEC reopened fire towers in the Adirondacks this weekend. Board member Janelle hiked up the mountain on Saturday to remove signage and reopen the tower. In doing so, she realized that not everyone will be able to hike right now. So, that said, join Janelle on a virtual hike up the mountain, from mile 0.0 to 3.3! Click on picture below. This will take you to our Facebook page of the tour. Be sure to then click on the comments to see 3 videos.
The trail was quite dry, except for a few muddier spots. But nothing that couldn't be traversed quickly and smoothly. The bugs weren't terrible; other wildlife was abundant though! Lots of birds and chipmunks were around.
See NYS Department of Environmental Conservation's press release for more information on this and other updated news: Reopening Fire Towers and DEC Lands to Camping