Tupper Lake, Adirondacks
The snow is falling, 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 scenic cross-country ski and snowshoe trails. For a faster pace, explore our extensive, world class snowmobile trails that span throughout the entire Adirondack region. We are also home to the largest ice fishing derby in the Adirondacks.
Winter doesn't mean we sit idly by watching the snow fall, although we do that too. Discover all there is to do, and adventure in our winter wonderland. We get out and ski or go tubing at Tupper Lake Groomed XC Ski Center. Enjoy their full moon parties with a bonfire and night skiing. Partake in their annual Brew-Ski where local craft beer meets skiing. Micro-brewers from around the region will be on hand to pour samples as you gather and mingle by the fire pits at each location along the trails.
For downhill adventure, Big Tupper is open! Check online for their schedule which is snow dependent.
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 indoor pavilion. After that awesome winter adventure, sit back and relax with a local brew!
Winter Festivals and Events
- Tupper Lake Groomed XC Ski Center hosts full moon parties and the annual Brew-Ski. Two of the best things in life meet during this annual party with poles.
- Interested in fishing? Tupper Lake is also home to the Northern Challenge Fishing Derby. This Northern Pike contest populates Simon Pond with over a thousand fishermen and women who compete for over $35,000 in cash and prizes. It's a spectacle not to be missed.
- Participate in the Winter Triad, a year-round Adirondack hiking challenge. The three family-friendly mountains of the triad boast outstanding views of the surrounding mountains and lakes from their summits.
- Kick the new year off by watching one of the Adirondack's fastest growing hockey tournaments hit the ice at the Tupper Lake Memorial Civic Center. The 5th Annual Phil Edwards Hockey Memorial Tournament is open to interested teams and spectators alike. Register today!
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!