This Fascinating New Hampshire Fire Tower Has Been Abandoned And Reclaimed By Nature For Decades Now

A short distance south of the Canadian border lies a piece of New Hampshire history. From 1933 to 1976, a 32-foot steel fire tower was in operation on Deer Mountain in Pittsburg. Since the tower was closed in the mid-70s, the base structure has been standing idle in the woods, awaiting new life. Hikers can still visit the remnants of the tower today.

The hike to the tower via Deer Mountain Fire Tower Trail is 4.2 miles round-trip with 950 feet of elevation gain. For more information, consult the AMC White Mountain Guide or visit the Cohos Trail Association website.

New Hampshire has a long history of using lookout towers for fire observation, and here are four of them you can visit via short and easy hikes.

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Address: Deer Mountain, Pittsburg, NH 03592, USA