Added by Rebecca Nichols
A great starter hike for anyone. Little effort gets you great reward to this newly restored fire tower.
Located along the gravel Big Moose Road most of the parking here is along the sides of the road. Though there is a small lot it only hold two vehicles.
At the trail head you will see a small set of steps and sign "Stillwater Fire Tower Trail". You can begin here by following the blue discs. Shortly you will cross a small footbridge. Continuing on the trail will become wide and appears to be and old jeep road.
The tower was very recently restored and the official reopen was 7/2/16. It allows for 360 views. Views include the Stillwater Reservoir below, the wind turbine farm on the Tug Hil Plateau, and many surrounding Adirondack peaks.
Only 2.5 miles away at the launch area for the Stillwater Reservoir are public restrooms, store, gasoline, restaurant, lodge and more.
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