Sometimes hikes are just about the trip and not the destination, but sometimes it's all about the destination. Here are some hikes where a tower is the destination and so worth it.

Begin your hike by parking at the Echo Lake parking lot off Beech Hill Rd. The hike is about 1.2 miles round trip with some areas rated moderate to difficult when hiking to the summit. But it is worth it with great views of Echo Lake and the surrounding MDI area! The tower at the top here is an out of service fire tower.

Parking is off Douglas Mountain Rd. with four trails leading you on a steep but beautiful hike. The 2.8-mile round trip offers cliff views, forests, and streams. But the best part is climbable the stone tower at the summit!

With more than four miles of trails, there are many different options on how to get to the top of Mount Battie. None of the trails are too difficult and some are very short. The view from the stone, newly repaired, tower at the top is great. See for yourself.

Parking is off Mt. Pisgah Rd. in Winthrop. The trails are both great hikes with the main difference being the lengths. One is a quick 0.7 miles to the tower at the summit, or the 1.3-mile Blueberry Field trail which offers more than just views during blueberry season. The tower at the top is a fire tower with views of Mt. Washington and Camden Hills on a clear day.

This is the toughest hike on the list with the trail to the tower being 7.6 miles round trip and is ranked advanced. This is one of the highest mountains in the state and with the observation tower at the top you can get a little bit higher for a great view

We know there are more hikes with towers at the top, let us know your favorite and we may add it to the list!

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