If you’ve been a reader of this site for a while you will know that I love fire towers. I would have liked to have seen what it was like when they were in active use.
Roundtrip: 100 m
Location: Hovland, MN
This tower was interesting to me because it was constructed differently than the other towers I have seen. Some of the other fire towers I’ve posted this far are: Mt Sophie, Sistonen’s, Aldina, Hazelwood, and Mt Maud.
Like the other fire towers I’ve visited in Northern Minnesota, the Hovland Tower is easy to get to. You can drive right up to it if your vehicle has fairly high clearance. From Highway 61 south in Hovland Minnesota, turn north onto the Arrowhead Trail (County Road 16) and drive for 4 km then turn left onto Tower Road and drive for 2.8 km until you reach the base of the tower.