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2024 Firetowers Light the Night 

Commencing in 2014, the Fire Tower Illumination marks the onset of a statewide tradition. Its inception lies in the desire to extend the glow on the horizon to distant observers, inviting them to reflect upon and honor an era when fire rangers vigilantly manned the watchtowers, safeguarding both the community and the encompassing woodlands.

Numerous fire towers nestled in the Adirondacks region will once again partake in the annual, synchronized illumination of these iconic structures. Marking the milestone of the 10th annual occurrence, a group of dedicated volunteers will light up the fire towers on the evening of Saturday, August 31, precisely between 9:00 and 9:30 p.m.

In celebration of a decade since the inception of this meaningful tradition - a reading of the names of those who once served in the towers will accompany the illumination ceremony.

Please remember this is not a hiking event! This event is tailored for individuals to view from a distance, gazing upward and reflecting as they witness the radiant light emanating from the fire tower.

Rain date - TBD

The Adirondack Fire Towers participating in the 2023 tribute included:

Check back as the 2024 list is updated. 

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Time: 9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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Saturday, August 31

9:00 pm - 9:30 pm