Located near the town of Hadley, NY the trail-head is about 1.5 miles down Tower Road after it branches off from Hadley Hill Road which can be reached after turning onto the Stony Creek Road at the Hadley "four corners".
This trail is popular among seasoned hikers, families, and dog lovers alike as they enjoy the moderate trek of 3.6 miles round-trip that follows red trail markers from the parking lot to the summit. After an ascent of 1525', hikers can delight in amazing views ranging from the Sacandaga Lake to Vermont, the Catskills, and to both the southern Adirondacks and their northern high peaks.
In the summer, hikers may be greeted by a young summer steward working on an internship and hired by the Hadley Fire Tower Committee. When not greeting the public, these stewards help maintain and repair the trail and structures under the supervision of the local forest ranger and stay in the primitive quarters of the old ranger cabin which can be seen just prior to the final turn up to the summit and its restored fire tower.
For expanded map, click: Big Map
(See Summit Steward Page)
Come join us at the trail head and on the mountain from 9:00 to 3:00 for give-a-ways and have photos taken to celebrate the tower's 100th birthday in a commemorative publication!
Come to the Hadley Town Hall from noon till 4:00 and join in continued celebration with cake, members and former stewards "meet and greet", FFLA display of former fire fighting ranger "tools", etc.
See our volunteers in action on YouTube at https://youtu.be/UXyq-jtHGJ8 thanks to Amy and Chris:
Our committee is pleased to announce that the addition of new members is allowing us to reinstate our past practice of volunteering on weekends to act as stewards on the mountain. Committee representatives will be there on weekends, as possible, to answer any questions you might have or just to discuss our mission, the tower's history, and/or the surrounding sights whenever possible in Spring and Fall. Hope to see you there!
Much of what our committee does is contingent upon public support. While we have begun to receive some AFTA reimbursements towards our summer
steward's salary, monies are still needed to "pay up front" and to purchase brochures, patches, children's hiker cards, and whatever else might
arise. If you have enjoyed a hike up Hadley, or appreciate our efforts, please consider donating to help support our efforts. Anyone donating
$30.00 or more will have their name put into a drawing (usually around February) for the chance to win a $75.00 gift certificate from
EMS. We thank these donors and all who continue to support our efforts.Congratulations to our 2016 winner, Richard Pine of Perlham, New York.
We'd also like to thank Jonathan Lane for getting this website started and George Sammons for the ongoing support and patience in helping us
Donation checks can be written out to Cornell Cooperative Extension and sent to:
C/0 Joe Busch, Treasurer
PO Box 4501
Queensbury, NY 12804
Any inquiries, such as joining the committee, participating in trail or repair work, etc. as well as reports on vandalism or debris on the trail can be directed to Linda Ranado at firstname.lastname@example.org