Belfry Fire Tower; Adirondack Mountains
Total Mileage: 0.7 Miles Directions 44.102237,-73.546295
Total rise: 135′ Facebook
Hike Time: 30 min My Pintrest
Significance: Fire Tower, views East Coast Fire Towers
Here is some of what you need to know: The parking area here is tight, it is along a fast road, be careful.
1. Scroll the mouse over the altitude line to see where it lines up on the map
2. Click on the flags for more information
3. Click on the pictures to make them large
This is an amazing tower and it has to be on your list of places to hike. It takes only 0.4 miles with minimal elevation gain to get to the base of it and the view is outstanding.
Looking West: most prominent is Giant Mountain and Rocky Peak Ridge; this mountain is massive and it was hard to take my eyes off of it. The next mountain to the right of giant (number 3 on the picture below) is Hurricane (Which also has a tower with an unbelievable view). #2 on the picture below is the area of Whiteface which you may be able to see. To the left of Giant you will see another large set of mountains and that is the Dix Range, the clouds were covering most of the tops. between Giant and Dix you can see part of the Great Range set back in the distance.
When looking east-Barton Mountain is the closest, to the right (south-east) of that the horizon opens to the view of Lake Champlain, behind that are the mountains of Vermont: specifically the area of Middlebury and the VT Presidential Mountains. Northeast is Camel’s Hump and Mansfield.
Below are the other towers I have hiked in the Adirondack fire tower challenge, but be sure to check out the east coast fire tower page for a ton of other tower locations.