Skytop Tower at Mohonk Preserve
US 1699, NY 51

Photo courtesy of Laurie Rankin

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1699, NY 51 (view other lookouts in United States, New York)
Date Registered December 23, 2022
Nominated by Laurie Rankin
Location Mohonk Preserve
Ulster County, New York
Coordinates N 41° 45.838' W 074° 09.311' (view using Google Maps)
N 41° 45' 50" W 074° 09' 19"
N 41.763970° W 074.155190°
Elevation 1,540 ft (469 m)
Built 1923
Administered by Private Lands


Located along the Shawangunk Ridge, The Skytop Tower on the Mohonk Preserve is a stone tower built by the Smiley family from 1921 to completion in 1923. It was actively used for spotting fires until 1971. To visit, one must be a guest of the Preserve.


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