Welcome to NHStateParks.com

 

NHStateParks.com

Other NH Sites


Firetowers

1. Belknap Mt. 2,384' (State) Gilford: From Route 11A at Gilford Village. Follow Belknap Mtn. Rd. south for 2.4 mi to Belknap Carriage Rd., forks left and leads to a parking area. Green Trail (.7 mi) is short and fairly rough; Red Trail (.8 mi) is slightly longer and more scenic.

2. Blue Job 1356' (State) Farmington: From Rte. 202A 5.4 mi. East of its junction with Rte.126 in Ctr. Strafford or 2.8 mi. West of its junction with NH 202 near Rochester, take Crown Point Rd. 5.6 mi. Two trails lead a half-mile to the summit.

3. Cardigan Mtn. 3121' (State) Orange: From Rte.118 about 0.5 mi. North of Canaan, turn East at a Cardigan sign and drive 4.1 miles to parking area. Westside trail from parking area (1.4 mi.) to summit.

4. Croydon Mtn. 2781' (State) Croydon: Private land NOT open to the public.

5. Federal Hill 690' (State) Milford: From Rt. 101A take Ponemah Hill Rd. south at the tower sign. Follow Ponemah Hill Rd. for about 1 mi. Tower road is gated on the west side of road. From Rt. 13 take Emerson Frontage Rd. past Hampshire Hills fitness Ctr. to the intersection of Emerson; and Ponemqh Hill for about 1 mile.

6. Hyland Hill 1510' (State) Westmoreland: Rt.12N from Keene to East Westmoreland. Turn left onto South Village Rd. 1/2 to Hurricane Rd. on left. About 1 mile to Woods Rd. on the right. Bear left at Fork. Tower is approx. 1.5 miles from Hurricane Rd.

7. Green Mtn.1907' (State)Effingham: For the foot trail, take Rte. 254.3 mi east from its junction with Rte.16 in Ctr. Ossipee, then turn right and go south on Green Mountain Rd. 1.4 mi. Turn left onto Highwatch Rd. and go 1.3 mi to the trailhead (.1 m1 beyond the Lakeview (facility). From here to the summit is 1.4mi.

8. Kearsarge Mt. 2937' (State) Wilmot,Warner: The tower can be reached from the north (Wilmot) by a trail (1.1 mi.) or from the south by the carriage road and trail. The trail side can be reached by following signs to Winslow State Park (1-89, exit 10 to Kearsarge Valley Rd.) or Rte. 11 to Kearsarge Valley Rd. For the carriage road, follow signs to Rollins State
Park from Rte. 103 in Warner. The toll road goes 3.7 mi. along the ridge to a small parking area. From this point, the trail to the summit is 0.6 mi. Note: Park entrance fees will apply.

9. Magalloway Mt. 3360' (State) Pittsburg: From Rte. 3 north of Pittsburg, 4.7 mi, beyond the First Connecticut dam, take a woods road east (tower sign) and follow signs at several junctions. The tower access road leaves the main haul road right at 5.3 mi. It is usually possible to drive about 2.5 mi. to a cabin. From this point the trail is a rough and steep path, 0.7 mi. to the tower.

10. Milan Hill 1737' (State) Milan: From Rte. 110 B west of Milan, the Milan Hill State Park road goes south to a parking area very near the base of the tower.

11. Oak Hill 920' (State) Loudon: From East Concord (exit 16 on I-93) take the Oak Hill Rd. into the town of Loudon. The tower road (which has a sign) may be gated, and is tough and steep.

12. Pawtuckaway 908' (State) Nottingham: From Rte. 107 between Deerfield and Raymond. Signs direct to a rough road (Reservation Road) which leads to a parking lot at the base of South Mountain. From this point, it is about 0.4 mi. to the tower.

13. Pitcher Mi 2163' (State) Stoddard: Tower is northeast of Rte.123 west of the town of Stoddard. A trail and a gated jeep road provide access from a signed parking area just west of the height of land. The trail is part of the Monadnock-Sunapee trail corridor.

14. Mt. Prospect 2059' (State) Lancaster: Tower is in Weeks state Park east of Rte. 3 between Lancaster and Whitefield. The auto road to the summit is gated when the park is closed, but it is an easy 1.5 mile walk.

15. Red Hill 2029' (Town) Moultonboro: Take Bean Road from near the junction of Rte. 25 and Rte. 258 in Center Harbor. After 1.4 mi. take Sibley Rd. (firetower sign) to a parking lot at a gated jeep road. Distance to Red Hill tower 1.7 mi.

16. Warner Hill 605' (State) Derry: Off Warner Hill Road in the town of Derry. Auto access to the tower site.