Tupper Lake, Adirondacks

The leaves are changing, the days are growing shorter, and there's a lot to discover in Tupper Lake. The welcoming, family-friendly atmosphere draws visitors who love to explore our fascinating nature-themed learning centers, quaint downtown, and mellow hiking trails, which deliver breathtaking views. In fact, there's no better way to see the vibrant reds, yellows, and oranges of autumn than by hiking up one of the family friendlyTupper Lake Triads. These three mountains are a great choice for casual leaf peepers, and this year there's cause for celebration! One of the Triads, Mount Arab, just celebrated the 100-year anniversary of its summit fire tower. Get up there and enjoy the view!

Tupper Lake is way more than mountains, though. The region's outstanding lakes are always being crisscrossed by boaters, paddlers, and fishermen, and golfers flock to the vista-infused fairways of the Tupper Lake Golf Club to enjoy a side of awesome autumn scenery with their swings. Cyclists who take to the roads in fall will find outstanding vistas awaiting around every bend, while hunters will find thousands of acres of state land to explore.


Kids, nature lovers, and the curious will all love a visit to The Wild Center, a world-renowned museum that's focused on all things natural in the Adirondacks. Inside, visitors can see live otter shows, learn about Adirondack ecosystems, and come face-to-face with all sorts of local critters like ducks, porcupines, ravens, and turtles. Outside, a series of well-maintained trails beckons to be discovered, and the Wild Walk -- a series of catwalks through the treetops -- is not to be missed. Just imagine an Ewok adventure with a myriad of Adirondack-inspired sites and you'll start to get the idea!

The fall wonders don't end at the colorful forest canopy, though! Did you know Tupper Lake boasts some of the darkest skies in the Northeast? Visit the Adirondack Public Observatory and its roll-off-roof observatory to see the universe up close. The variety of telescopes available make stargazing a snap, as do the clear night skies of the region. Stop in for a free Friday night stargazing session when the sky is clear.


Restaurant options abound here, and beer lovers will be thrilled to learn there are also two outstanding breweries -- Big Tupper Brewing and Raquette River Brewing. The former has a full restaurant, the latter has a food cart and an incredible outdoor pavilion. After that awesome leaf peeping adventure, sit back and relax with a local brew!

Are you ready to discover Tupper Lake, where every day leads to a new adventure? Find a place to stay and start planning yours today! 

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