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St. Regis Mountain Firetower

Adirondack Trail, State Rt. 30, near Paul Smiths in Franklin County

The St. Regis Mountain Fire Tower is located on the 2,874 foot summit of St. Regis Mountain, in the town of Santa Clara, Franklin County, in the Adirondacks.

A 6.8 mile roundtrip hike, moderately difficult. . This is a popular hike through a mixed hardwood forest to a south facing rocky summit and an abandoned fire tower. The summit views encompass myriad lakes and the distant High Peaks. The tower on St. Regis Mountain was erected in 1918, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and provides spectacular views of the high peaks and the many water bodies of the northern Adirondacks. In 1990 St. Regis Mountain Fire Tower was closed, being one of the last four towers in the Adirondacks to be manned by the NYS DEC. The current fate of this tower is unclear.

Closest Community:

Paul Smiths

Closest Byway:Adirondack Trail
Distance from Byway:near
Closest Route #:State Rt. 30
Scenic View:

Nice views to the south over Bay Pond and on to the High Peaks

Indoors or Outdoors:outdoor
Admission Fee:no
How to Find:

Follow Rt 30 to Paul Smiths, just N of the intersection, turn onto Keese Mills Rd, trailhead in 2.5 miles


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