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Push is on to reopen old fire tower

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The old fire observation tower on Spruce Mountain is the tallest publicly owned fire tower in the Adirondacks — and the one closest for hikers who live in the Capital Region. But for 20 years, since the state Department of Environmental Conservation closed it, the 73-foot-tall steel-frame structure at the very southern edge of the Adirondack Park has been off-limits to the public. Today, the bottom wooden steps are gone, removed to keep people from ...


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