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AZURE MOUNTAIN FRIENDS - THE RESTORATION

December 2001                                          July 2002
before/after
C. Kaczka photos

Located at the western edge of Franklin County, in the town of Waverly, near the hamlet of Santa Clara, the Azure Mountain fire tower has been standing guard over the northern Adirondacks since 1918.


This web site will bring you the history of the mountain and the story of how the Azure Mountain Friends organized in late 2001 and, with the help of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and Americorps, saved the tower from removal. Our thanks to the generous contributions of all those who love the mountain, and all the hours donated by our many volunteers.

Come visit Azure Mountain, climb the tower, and enjoy the wonderful views. Check the Maps page if you need directions.

See our Trail Register


 
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The Restoration Project
"A Near Ending .... A New Beginning"

1st meeting

The Azure Mountain Friends group first met, on the summit of Azure Mountain, on September 30, 2001. The "grand re-opening" Restoration Celebration was held September 27, 2003 and included a summit ceremony as well as a hamburger/hotdog picnic and  presentations and displays at the St. Regis Falls Adult Center. Click HERE for the complete history of the restoration.

More pictures.....

Movie of the celebration on the summit,
Sept 27, 2003


The Azure Mountain Friends, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization.