Balsam Lake Fire Tower and Millbrook Mountain* | Sunday, August 12, 9:00 AM

Balsam Lake Mt. Fire Tower from Mill Brook Ridge Trail

*Note the change in the route.
Hike with us to the Balsam Lake Fire Tower and Millbrook Mountain from using the  Beaverkill Rd. approach.  Enjoy scrambles and views. Do a fire tower! We may do the bushwhack to Woodpecker Ridge.  A fun day hike! For experienced hikers.
Poor weather will redate this hike.

Event Duration: 10 miles,  8 hours

Level of Difficulty: Difficult

Leader: Deanna Felicetta

Bring: Dress and bring attire/gear for varied temperatures of the season. Wear good hiking shoes. Bring lunch, snacks and plenty of water!!!  Hiking poles are recommended, as are map and compass.

Registration required: by Noon,  August 1oth. Register by contacting the leader. See below. Registration requires FULL name, a phone and if you have it, an email address.

Group size is limited to 12, so register early.

Dogs allowed: No

Additional Information: PLEASE contact leader and cancel if you are not able to come as others may want to. Remember we hike together for safety and FUN!

Raindate: The hike will be rescheduled.

Questions about this event can be directed to:  Deanna at or call 845-216 2021 and NO TEXTING PLEASE! Leave name and number. Please contact leader if you need to cancel.

Driving Directions:  Meet at the Balsam Lake Trail parking area. Google Maps Link:

From Rt 17 Exit 96 in Livingston Manor: From South, turn Right on Debruce Rd to Old Rt 17; or from North, turn Right on White Roe Lake Rd to Old Rt 17. Follow Old Rt 17 about 1 mile North to Right on Beaverkill Rd (Rt 151). After 10.9 miles, turn Right to continue on Beaverkill Rd (now Rt 54).  After 8.4 miles, turn Left on Turnwood Rd, and continue 1 mile to the Balsam Lake Trail parking area on the right.

From Margaretville or Andes, drive to the Shavertown Bridge on SR 30. Cross the bridge and immediately turn left (east) 1.9 miles to Barkaboom Rd. Turn southeast 6.3 miles to Beaverkill Rd. and follow directions above.

Allow time for country road.

GPS coordinates:  42.024073, -74.599670



See NY/NJTC trail map # 142 and 144.

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