Elmore Mountain and the Fire Tower
February 22, 2010
Elmore Mountain is the northernmost and smallest peak of Vermont’s Worcester Range. The mountain, which has an elevation of 2,608 feet, is a popular hiking destination and home to an accessible fire tower.
Start your hike from Elmore State Park off Route 12, located along the mountain’s eastern slope. At the summit is a fire tower that was manned and operated between the 1930s and 1970s (the original tower was destroyed in the hurricane of 1938).
According to the Green Mountain Club’s 360 Degrees: A Guide to Vermont’s Fire and Observation Towers, 38 fire towers once stood in Vermont. Today only 12 fire towers and five observation decks remain, including the Elmore Mountain tower.
If you’re hiking Elmore Mountain, make that extra climb up the fire tower and take in stunning views – above the trees – from every direction.