Mt. Ninham Fire Tower

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mkohan00
Carmel, NY4 contributions
Great view from on top of the Kent fire tower!
Oct 2019
We had a nice hike up to the top of the Mt. Ninham fire tower. We parked near the road and walked up a dirt road that took us about 15 minutes. Then we walked up to the top of the tower which was approximately 8 stories. It was in the fall and the view was spectacular. I had a zoom lens on my camera which actually captured a view of the Manhattan skyine. Take a pair of binoculars with you on a clear day for a view of NYC.
Written December 10, 2019
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Garrett M
Patterson, NY4 contributions
Ninham fire tower
Dec 2019
Great hike and view with a nice adrenaline rush. Good thing to do if you have spare time and to do with friends or family
Written December 8, 2019
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Karen Z
Carmel, NY16 contributions
Fire tower has amazing views
May 2019 • Couples
The fire tower has some amazing views, but can get crowded and parking is a problem. It is 3/4 of a mile up a dirt access road and appox 120 steps up the tower. Beware that sometimes the graffiti can be not appropriate for small kids.
Written May 23, 2019
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ItsLikeThis1960
Mahopac, NY52 contributions
Challenging
Jan 2019 • Friends
Excellent view. Park is frequented by teenagers at night so there is graffiti and such. It also is a steep hill hike besides tower is slammed by wind gusts so not for the timid or feeble.
Written May 7, 2019
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rita f
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Fall foliage
Nov 2018 • Couples
Easy walk to tower. Only complaint - sometimes when I have gone , you have to contend with teens smoking weed and hanging out in tower.
Written November 6, 2018
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gobytrain99
Putnam County, NY53 contributions
Great little walk with a super view at the end!
Oct 2017 • Couples
Nice hike up a dirt road to a beautiful view from the fire tower. It's too bad the walk is along a dirt/gravel road. But once at the top of the fire tower, the view is wonderful. And thanks to the people who maintain the fire tower.
Written July 16, 2018
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JohnandJane
Elmira, NY968 contributions
Easy walk to a great view!
May 2018 • Couples
Great view from the fire tower! Hike up wasn't difficult. The area around the fire tower is a little cluttered with rather ugly communication towers. we hiked up the trail, which is nice and then we walked down the road. be careful in the parking area. there is a trail, to the left of the kiosk, that does NOT go to the fire tower. in fact it goes in the opposite direction.
Written May 8, 2018
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galaso4ek
Carmel, NY1 contribution
It is high !
May 2017 • Family
Easy to get there trail, about 20 min or even less. The tover is High ! I didn’t event get to the top. The view is breathtaking!
Written November 9, 2017
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LST2323
Potsdam, NY141 contributions
A chance for anyone to stand on a peak and enjoy a firetower
Oct 2017 • Friends
I'm going with five stars, because while this is a short hike on a dirt road, it makes it possible for anyone in the family to make it to the top and enjoy amazing views of the region. The hike goes up for the whole half mile or so, but the path is wide and the footing is sure, so just take your time if you have non-hikers in the group. Or have the kids jog back and forth while the rest of you rest! The fire tower is well worth going up in and was well maintained when I was there. Definitely bring a camera! This also makes a great "quick stop" without a lot of commitment for someone who just wants to get outdoors for a bit.

The road there is windy and narrow, but GPS took me right to the parking lot, no problem.
Written October 31, 2017
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Cityrider
New York City, NY47 contributions
Spectacular views in every direction
Jun 2016 • Family
A good hike rewarded with spectacular views of the entire Hudson Valley. It's a shame the miscreants graffiti it repeatedly. Worth the climb for sure.
Written November 21, 2016
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