Historic Fire Tower Hike | Maurice D. Hinchey Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area


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Historic Fire Tower Hike


GLSP Fire Tower Trail
254 Grafton Lakes State Park Way
Grafton, NY 12082

42.768967 -73.450946

County: Rensselaer
Region: Upper Hudson


  • September 21, 2024, 11:00AM
Detailed Times/Hours Park is Open Daily from 8AM - 8PM, entrance to the park has a 6 dollar fee per car.


Event Type Walk/Hike Description In Recognition of our Fire Tower and the deep history it holds, The Grafton Lakes Fire Tower Stewards are hosting a guided hike and tour of the Fire Tower where you can learn all about the history of the parks and everything that our stewards do for us today! Organization Hosting the Event Grafton Lakes State Park Phone Number (518) 279-1155


Advance registration required.
We will accept registration until the day prior to the event (September 20th)

Additional Information

The terrain can be anywhere from gravel to lightly rocky to clear trail. There is a small elevation gain but at a slow pace the trail can be considered easy. notably the trails can be muddy and as the temps will be going down dress accordingly.
Additional Equipment Required: Please wear appropriate apparel for a hike, bring whatever you like to use when hiking.

Event Duration (hours): 2-4
Difficulty: Moderate
This event is NOT Suitable for children under: 6
Length (miles): 2
Boots Needed: No

Family Friendly: Yes
Barrier Free or Wheelchar accessible? No
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