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

Welcome Garon Leclair, our 2018 Steward (See Summit Steward Page)

April Events

Come visit our table at the Hadley Maple in April Festival April 28th and 29th. On Saturday the 28th sign up for one of two hikes led by committee members on Sunday the 29th. Steve Mackey will lead the first one starting at 10:00 a.m. and Sue Howard will lead a second hike starting at noon. Meeting spot will be at the trailhead.

May Events

Saturday, May 19th join committee member, Elaine Winslow, for her annual flower hike (contact: ewins49@gmail.com) Saturday, May 19th join committee members for their spring Trail Work Day led by Steve Mackey (contact: smackey33@verizon.net)

Video of volunteers

See our volunteers in action on YouTube at https://youtu.be/UXyq-jtHGJ8 thanks to Amy and Chris:

Committee Volunteering as Weekend Stewards

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 2017 winner, Donaild Smith of Schnectady, 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 maintain it.
Donation checks can be written out to Cornell Cooperative Extension and sent to:

Hadley Fire Tower
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 lranado@hotmail.com