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Old 06-26-2012, 11:47 AM   #1
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Smile Dickenson Hill firetower by Troy.

Those of you in the Troy/Albany area should make it a point to check out this wonderfully new and restored firetower that is an insanely short hike that you could also spend time wandering around Grafton Lake, maybe go for a swim at the beach, or enjoy a popular summertime retreat for daycamps in the Troy/Albany area.

http://troyrecord.com/articles/2012/...3054306326.txt

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You can park at the beach and mountain bike to the tower. I've also biked up from Poestenkill and back.
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I hiked to the firetower a few years ago. I've also mountain biked in there a couple times. The ponds aren't huge but you could enjoy a good paddle there as well.
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You can park at the beach and mountain bike to the tower. I've also biked up from Poestenkill and back.
Yes to all, I've also seen folks park right at the base of the crushed stone road!

When I hiked it first, I parked at the boat launch and walked to the tower and then did a nice medium length wandering around the ponds and checked out the beach before walking around the main lake there back to my car at the boat launch.

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