Hyland Hill Lookout
US 409, NH 10

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 409, NH 10 (view other lookouts in United States, New Hampshire)
Date Registered March 12, 2002
Nominated by Chris Haartz, NH Registrar
Location Cheshire County, New Hampshire
Coordinates N 42° 57.302' W 072° 22.871' (view using Google Maps)
N 42° 57' 18" W 072° 22' 52"
N 42.955030° W 072.381190°
Elevation 1,294 ft (394 m)
Administered by NH Dept. of Resources and Economic Development
Cooperators NH Div. of Forests and Lands

Description

Located on the Vermont line in southwest New Hampshire, Hyland Hill was placed in service in 1930 and with some interruptions remains in operation. The 53' steel tower is topped with the standard NH wooden cab.

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Visit Reports

January 15, 2017: Jack Kelley

Condition

Needs paint? Yes
Shutters OK? No
Condition of wood OK? Yes
Stairs OK? Yes
Glass intact? No
Comments: Although some aspects of this tower are showing its age, the majority of it is in good condition. The stairs and observation deck are all fine, but there are no views, as trees have grown up around the tower and block views in most directions. One of the panes of glass in the cab is broken and there does not appear to be anything preventing snow from going into the cab. Remains of the cabin can be found to the south of the front of the tower.

Electronics and Enroachments

Are electronic sites enroaching on tower? Yes
Comments: There are cell towers on the summit and equipment on the tower.

Access and Signs

NHLR sign posted? No
Directions to tower signed? Yes
Comments? The trail is pretty easy to follow, but the trailhead could use some improved marking.

Staffing

Staffed? Sometimes
This lookout is staffed by the state of New Hampshire.

Opportunities for Volunteer Support

Volunteers staffing opportunities? No
Volunteer maintenance opportunities? No

Photos

September 23, 2012: A. Klumb

Condition

Needs paint? No Response
Shutters OK? No Response
Condition of wood OK? Yes
Stairs OK? Yes
Glass intact? Yes

Electronics and Enroachments

Are electronic sites enroaching on tower? No
Other enroachments? There are telecommunication towers nearby, but no equipment on the fire tower.

Access and Signs

NHLR sign posted? No
Directions to tower signed? No

Staffing

Staffed? No

Opportunities for Volunteer Support

Volunteers staffing opportunities? No Response
Volunteer maintenance opportunities? No Response
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