About ten years ago while poking through the Toadstool Bookshop in Milford, I came across A Field Guide to New Hampshire Firetowers, a labor-of-love booklet by Iris W. Baird and Chris Haartz. It was a gem of local history, and I used to take it with me whenever I headed out for a tower hike. I just learned that Baird passed away earlier this year (RIP). A fire tower aficionado has used her work as a resource for a web page dedicated to people who have reached every New Hampshire fire tower and former fire tower site – more than ninety locations!
I’m not in that league.I was pleased just to get the Tower Quest patch from the New Hampshire Division of Forests and Lands a few years ago for visiting only five towers. I think I’m due for more hikes.
A newer resource that I’ve discovered is a must for all tower hunters: the NH Fire Towers Facebook group.