Schedule of Events

The weekend of July 28-30, 2017 will see the celebration of the Centennial (1917-2017) of the restored Poke-O- Moonshine fire tower and the 20th Anniversary (1997-2017) of The Friends of Poke-O- Moonshine, which has worked to restore the fire tower and trails on the mountain, and to educate the hiking public about the human and natural history of the mountain and the Adirondack region.

To RSVP to any of the centennial events please see our RSVP page .
  1. 28
    Fire Tower History and Slideshow
    7:30 PM
    Adirondack Architectural Heritage, 1745 Main St., Keeseville, NY
  2. 30
    Poke-O- Moonshine Hike
    1:00 PM
    Late morning Hike to Poke-O- Moonshine summit and fire tower; meet at the summit at 1pm to tour the tower, eat lunch, and enjoy singing by the Essex- based singers, The Wannabees.
  3. 30
    Cake and Short Speeches
    Gathering at the Campground at the base of Poke-O-Moonshine for cake and speeches by some who have been closely involved in the history and restoration of the fire tower at Poke-O and fire towers on other mountains.
  4. 30
    Party at Ausable Brewing Company
    Party at Ausable Brewing Company, Keeseville. , with food by Mace Chasm farm music by local bands: Ploughman’s Lunch, Alice’s Fault, and The Wannabees. There will be an Archives Table of Poke-O History and a Sales Table of Poke-O Products and a Silent Auction of Poke-O Artwork. To enter the Silent Auction, please email
  5. 6
    Spring Wildflower Walk
    9:00 AM
    Spring Wildflower Walk Led by Michael Burgess of New York Flora Association and SUNY Plattsburgh. 9 AM - 1PM. Meet at the Ranger Trail in the campground.. Bring water, lunch, and gear appropriate for 4 hours. In the woods.
  6. 8
    Trail Work Day
    9:30 AM
    Trail Work Day on the Observers Trail. Clean water bars, brush-in herd paths. Meet at 9;30 AM at the campground Ranger Trail trail head.
  7. 2
    Trail Work Day
    9:30 AM
    Trail Work Day on the Observers’ Trail Clean water bars, brush-in herd paths, do minor rock work. Meet at 9:30AM at the parking lot one mile south of the campground.