State closes Adirondack trail and fire tower; safety cited
Posted May 10
INDIAN LAKE, N.Y. — New York state officials have closed a trail in the Adirondack Mountains until further notice because of safety concerns with the Wakely Mountain Fire Tower .
The 92-foot tower was closed to public access last December because of structural problems, and the tower's condition has since worsened.
The Department of Environmental Conservation says there's a chance the tower could collapse in heavy winds. DEC officials plan to make repairs as soon as possible to prevent a collapse.
Wakely Mountain is located just west of Indian Lake in one of the more remote sections of the central Adirondacks.