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Old 08-22-2021, 08:57 AM   #127
hikingandwildex
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I was checking out that Ellicottville fire tower on CalTopo's hybrid satellite/topo map and noticed it's on an east-facing slope. Might check it out after the leaves come off the trees, around sunrise, on a day when the school isn't in session. If for whatever reason I'm not able to go up the tower, I could always salvage my day in McCarty Hill State Forest, Little Rock City, or Allegany State Park.

While not technically a fire tower, the Oak Orchard Lookout Tower in northern Genesee County offers decent views to both the west and east. I would imagine it's a nice spot to watch the sunset on clearer days than this.
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