We used an old version of "50 Hikes in the Hudson Valley" to find this place. The book didn't do a great job with directions, not the park's fault. However, once we got to the loop to the fire tower, the trail blazes were missing and / or colors reused to mark different trails. We took the left fork (white blaze) up and yellow blaze down, but there were a bunch of yellow blaze trails. Fortunately, the "main trail" is pretty obvious.
Fire tower view is great. Not a long hike, but steep and tiring.
We also walked around the lake. Most of the lake trail is well maintained, but the last part is very overgrown and has poison ivy.
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