The objective is to visit all of the New Hampshire Fire Towers. Past & present. There are no rules regarding the method of getting to the Fire Tower sites.

The only rule is to stand at the site of the current or former Fire Tower. Or, to stand at the "summit high point" of the peak or hill where the Fire Tower once stood.

Some have trails. Some are bushwacks. Some are remote. And, some have access roads and are drive-ups.

Some are located on Federal, State, City, or Town owned parks and properties. Some are located on private land. If you cross private land, please respect the land owner's rights, obtain permission as needed, etc. Please leave these sites as you find them so that future visitors may also experience these historic places. Removing, disturbing, or damaging historic artifacts and structures may mean a piece of history is forever lost.

All have history!!!!! And, all are fun!!!!!

Note: This is a "work in progress". There will be additions, subtractions, & updates to the list. All input is welcome and appreciated.

Click on the links below to download the list of Fire Towers in a spreadsheet and the application for Patch & Certificate.

Fire Towers List * (See footnote)

 
Application
 
Send Applications to:
Ed Hawkins
196 Old Chester Turnpike
Chester, NH 03036
   

 

For more information and history visit the following links:

http://www.firelookout.org/lookouts/nh/nh.htm
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLD1bCpVd600tPlL6SzITyweN-0eJ0JsUO
https://mapsengine.google.com/map/viewer?mid=zOyLliZneehw.kXHr4AnQ__mU

Definitions for Terminology used on spreadsheet:

Artifacts: Footings, cables, wires, poles, iron, USGS markers (sometimes found on summit high point), anchor bolts, foundation ruins, insulators etc...
Standing: Has a current tower of some sort. Active/Non-active
Proposed: May or may not have been constructed. Visit the highest point on the hill or mountain.

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Footnote
* Access to Corbin Park is no longer available to anyone other than members. We see no reason not to award the patch and certificate to those who visit all but the Croydon Peak Fire Tower. Hoping, one day, access will again be allowed. Private property and privacy issues will preclude this location from being a site on this Fire Tower List.

 
Iris W. Baird ( Apr 28, 1930 - July 7, 2016 )

This memorial acknowledgement, tribute, and recognition of Iris W. Baird whose historical research and data collection were the inspiration for this hiking list.