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Mt. Utsayantha

Mt. Utsayantha Review

Ever since a carriage road and observation tower were created in 1882, intrepid souls have ventured to the 3,365-foot summit to take in the sweeping vistas of Delaware and Schoharie counties and the Berkshire, Green, Adirondack, and Catskill mountains. (It's a bone-rattling drive up a steep gravel road). A 1926 wooden observation tower is under renovation at this writing, as are the steel fire tower and hiking trails. According to local lore, the mountain takes its name from an American Indian princess who drowned herself in a lake after her father killed her white lover and their child; the princess is supposedly buried on the mountain.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Tower Mountain Rd., Stamford, NY
  • Phone: 607/652–6671
  • Cost: Free
  • Website:
  • Location: Stamford

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