Outdoor Recreation

An awesome year-round recreation destination

The wilderness surrounding Tupper Lake and Piercefield is a vast playground for outdoor recreation. The various elevation changes surrounding the towns, result in a seemingly endless supply of peaks, valleys, lakes, ponds and rivers. Combine that with the well maintained, easy-accessible trails and waterways and the result is an outdoor enthusiast's dream. The breathtaking Adirondack vistas are, of course, the icing on the cake.

Whether it is hiking, mountain biking or paddling in the warm weather that you crave, or it's the winter sports that exhilarate you, we guarantee that the terrain in and around Tupper Lake will excite and inspire you!

Summer our way

The dog days of summer provide for the perfect time to get out and explore the water. The rivers, lakes and ponds are a play area for fishing, canoeing, kayaking, water-skiing, swimming and more. Your Adirondack summer vacation is not complete if you have not spent some time enjoying the refreshing and beautiful Big Tupper Lake and swimming at Little Wolf BeachSummer dreaming - start planning your adventures today!

Fall into the colors of the Adirondacks

Autumn turns the mountains into a landscape of vibrant hues making it the ideal time to hike and mountain bike the trails, paddle the wooden shores of the Raquette River and enjoy 18-holes at the Tupper Lake Golf Club. Grab your fleece and check out our awesome fall activities!

Winter on the lakes and trails

The winter whites bring the opportunity for skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, ice fishing, snowmobiling, skating and more. At night, the clear dark skies of winter create the perfect opportunity for stargazing. Join the Adirondack Public Observatory for "Skiing with the Stars" at the Tupper Lake Groom Cross Country Ski Center or join them at the APO Roll-Off-Roof Observatory. Explore all of our winter activities - warning, you may want to bundle up first!

Spring into the action

As the frozen tundra starts to melt away, the sap starts flowing and the smelt start running. This is a "sweet" time to visit the Wild Center and explore their sugar shack and their family maple program. For fishing enthusiasts, the running of the smelt from the Bog River provides the chance to pull some trophy-winning fish out of Big Tupper Lake. Warm weather activities will have you grabbing your mud boots and hitting the trails, or pulling out the paddles and checking out the whitewater - what's your preference?

Choose your season and make a plan!

Always wanted to try a certain activity but don't know where to start? Why not stay for a few days and hire a guide to show you the ropes (or paddles, or trails!) - it's a great way to get introduced to a new favorite pastime.

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