By Associated Press - Monday, October 12, 2015

CORINTH, N.Y. (AP) - Four fire towers in the Adirondacks have undergone recent rehabilitation, and two opened to the public this summer.

In the Saratoga County town of Corinth, a rehabilitated fire tower and new trail have been completed on Spruce Mountain. The Department of Environmental Conservation says the top of the Spruce Mountain fire tower offers views of Vermont, Gore Mountain and the southern Adirondacks.

For nearly a century, observers watched the forests of New York from more than 100 fire towers. In 1990, the last five towers still in operation were closed.

Restoration of the Lyon Mountain fire tower in the Chazy Highlands Wild Forest was recently completed.

Work began and will continue next season on the fire towers on St. Regis Mountain near Saranac Lake and Hurricane Mountain near Keene.

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