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Old 10-23-2020, 05:06 PM   #15
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Berry Hill (Chenango County) is currently being restored and will open to the public sometime next year according to DEC's website. I thought this would be a good place to post this recent development.

Some closed towers in the western half of New York State that I am aware of:

Allegany State Park: There are two standing towers in the park, Mount Tuscarora and Summit Hill. Neither can be climbed. The former is in a state of disrepair and the latter is fenced off as of this past spring.

Alma Hill: Highest peak in Western New York that is on private land. Lots of "No Trespassing" signs on the side of Alma Hill Road. An old photo of the firetower can be seen on this page.

Jersey Hill: Only the foundation blocks remain today in the middle of a designated camping area.

Arab Hill: Not a firetower per se, but an interesting structure nevertheless. Fenced off as you can see in the picture.

The DEC website, CNY Hiking, and the Forest Lookouts page all provide good info on both open and closed towers throughout the state.
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