By MIKE LYNCH
All fire towers managed by the state Department of Environmental Conservation have been closed to the public due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The DEC said the decision was made to reduce the potential spread of COVID-19.
“The towers themselves present a potential risk with multiple people climbing the stairs, in close quarters, unable to appropriately socially distance, and using the same handrails,” states the DEC website.
Trails and the summits to the towers will remain open.
DEC recommends that people recreate locally, safely, responsibly, and follow coronavirus guidelines while using the Adirondack Forest Preserve.