Thursday, December 17, 2009

Fire towers - Massachusetts

I'm hoping to complete this list in 2010 and then maybe start a blog with information/directions for each tower.  There are some great views and unexpected surprises when tracking down all of the towers around New England.  The Forest Fire Lookout group has an excellent website.

Mass towers:
Town
Hill
A or I
Dt climbed
LYNN
Burrill hill
I
08/21/1991
Westwood
Grossman camp hill
I
10/04/1992
Sudbury
Nobscott hill
A
10/15/1992
WALTHAM
Prospect hill
I
09/19/1993
Milton
Great Blue hill
I
10/23/1993
Andover
Holt hill
A
11/25/1994
Princeton
Wachusett mountain
A
05/27/1995
Brewster
Deerhill park
A
05/08/1999
Georgetown
Balpate hill
A
08/28/2007
Groton
Gibbet hill
A
09/08/2007
Chelmsford
Robbin hill
A
10/01/2007
Manchester-by-the-Sea
Morse hill
A
10/14/2007
North Attleboro
Sunrise hill
A
11/17/2007
Goshen
Moores hill
A
03/15/2008
Holbrook
Turkey Hill
I
03/23/2008
Norwell
Judges hill
A
03/23/2008
Bourne
Signal hill
A
04/19/2008
Middleborough
Barden hill
A
04/19/2008
Dover
Snow hill
A
04/20/2008
Charlton
Little Mugget hill
A
05/17/2008
Mendon
Chestnut hill
A
05/17/2008
Oxford
Goat Hill
A
05/17/2008
Westborough
Fay mountain
I
05/17/2008
Hanson
Bonney hill
A
08/02/2008
Sharon
Moose Hill
A
08/02/2008
Shelburne
Mt Massaemett
A
08/09/2008
Chester
Holcomb hill
A
08/15/2008
Savoy
Borden Mountain
A
08/15/2008
Agawam
Provin Mountain
A
08/16/2008
Ludlow
Minechoag mountain
A
08/16/2008
Brimfield
Steerage rock
I
08/28/2008
West Brookfield
Ragged hill
A
08/28/2008
Barnstable
Clay hill
A
11/10/2008
Harvard
Prospect hill
A
01/10/2009
Lenox
Lenox mountain
I
01/10/2009
Phillipston
Prospect hill
A
01/10/2009
Hancock
Brodie mountain
I
01/17/2009
Pelham
Mount Lincoln
A
01/18/2009
Warwick
Mt Grace
A
03/13/2009
Sunderland
Mt Toby
A
03/13/2009
Rehoboth
Long hill
A
03/29/2009
Acushnet
Mendall hill
A
04/18/2009
FALL RIVER
Copicut hill
A
04/18/2009
Carver
Bare hill
A
04/25/2009
Dennis
Signal hill
A
04/25/2009
Falmouth
Howlands park hill
A
04/26/2009
Kingston
Monks hill
A
04/26/2009
Plymouth
Pine hill
A
04/25/2009
Sandwich
Telegraph hill
A
04/25/2009
Wareham
Tempest knob
I
04/25/2009
Wellfleet
At Brownies
A
4/26/2009
Monterey
Mount Wilcox
A
Petersham
Soapstone hill
I
West Tisbury
Indian hill
A
Inactive towers =
11
Active towers =
43
Total
54
Visited
51
Remain
3
Percent complete
94%

6 comments:

paulo said...

DD, You actually climbed the Mt. Lincoln fire tower? I have run by it many times but I did not think that it was 'climbable'...

Anonymous said...

Yes,double-j and I climbed it.
dd

Anonymous said...

I've been looking for the tower at Grossman Camp Hill in Westwood but haven't been able to find an exact location. The Lat Long on the Mass Fire Towers Page was wrong...do you know how I would get there? Thanx!

double-d Mountain runner said...

Hi Anonymous. Send me a message to my regular email and I'll send you a copy of the orienteering map that has the location of the tower.

dave.dunham@comcast.net

Unknown said...

Are these legal to climb or are they closed off? More specifically the westboro, Dover, and Wareham onew. Thanks!

double-d Mountain runner said...

Most of the peaks are legal to climb but the towers are typically closed. Check the specifics on each by checking my trip reports on Peakbagger.