Built in 1922, this was one of the original Fire Towers from which rangers watched the forests for signs of fires.
Right now, there's a different kind of blaze in the forest, with the trees in autumn colours!
The original external ladder lead to the top, 82 feet high, and provided a panoramic view encompassing 310 sq. miles.
In 1967, a new Tower was constructed, complete with the current stairway.
There's a display in the Algonquin Park Visitor Centre, built around the original ranger station from the top of the Tower.
Imagine the view from up there -- which explains why tour buses start to back up along the road on the long Thanksgiving weekend waiting to get there. Go a little 'out of season', and you can have it all to yourself.
Stay with us at the same time, and enjoy our terrific 'out of season specials', such as . 6 people, 3 nights, $600.00