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Do you know if the park permits people to climb the fire tower stairs?

I haven't attempted to climb that fire tower in at least six years, but the last time I tried, it was not possible to do so. I don't recall exactly, but I think the tower was fenced in and the gate was padlocked. I recommend contacting the Harriman Park office at (845) 947-2444 for a definite answer.


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I can advise on anything having to do with hiking and backpacking skills and equipment, including map and compass and orienteering skills. I cannot advise on the use of GPS devices. I cannot advise on car camping or group camping (10 or more people). My primary geographic expertise is in the US Northeast, but I know how to find information on hiking and backpacking just about anywhere.


I've been hiking and backpacking for about 45 years, including section hiking the entire Appalachian Trail. I have hiked extensively in the New York Metropolitan Area, as well as various other areas from Georgia north, including upstate New York, New England, and Eastern Canada.

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