Balsam Lake Mountain and Fire Tower |

Join Laurie Rankin, Volunteer Coordinator for the Catskill Fire Tower Project, on this lovely hike to Balsam Lake Mountain. Laurie will open the Fire Tower Cab and Observer’s cabin and regale participants with stories of growing up the daughter of the last full time Observer at Balsam Lake Mountain.

Event Duration: 6  miles, approximately 5 hours

Level of Difficulty:   Moderate

Leader(s):  Laurie Rankin

Bring: lunch, drinks.

Registration required by 9/30/2016.  Use registration form below to register.

Group size is limited so register early.

Fee:  No

Dogs allowed:  Yes, only with permission of event leader

Questions about this event can be directed to: or (845) 926-2182

Driving Directions:From State Route 28, take Dry Brook Rd south (Dry Brook Rd is approximately .2 miles west of County Rt 38). Take Dry Brook Rd 6 miles. Make right on Mill Brook Rd and continue 3 miles to the DEC parking lot on the RIGHT side of the road

register for Balsam Lake Mountain from Millbrook