Summertime and the living is amazing
Picture it: warm, golden sunlight reflecting on a lake. The call of birds flying overhead, the babble of a tumbling river. You breathe in the fresh air and you smell...donuts? Yes! From beach time to nighttime stargazing, hiking to paddling, summer in Tupper Lake is beautiful, relaxing, and thanks to the local homemade donuts and summer ice cream, oh so tasty.
Little Wolf Beach
Little Wolf Beach and Campground is the perfect place to spend a day basking in the summer sun. Situated on Little Wolf Pond, the public beach offers restrooms, swimming area, volleyball and basketball, and a shaded picnic area and pavilion. This is ultimate family fun, whether you're building sandcastles, swimming, or hitting the playground. It's also the perfect spot for a family picnic!
At the campground, fifty sites offer the best of everything! Many have water, electric, and sewer hookups, while there are also quiet tent sites for those looking for a more rustic experience.
When we tell you Tupper Lake is truly stellar, we're not kidding! We're famous for our dark skies, an ongoing initiative led by the Adirondack Sky Center and Observatory. The observatory houses a variety of telescopes and regularly hosts events for the public, including weekly stargazing, eclipse parties, and more. Whether you’re an avid stargazer with your own gear or just want to spend a pleasant night under beautiful skies, Tupper Lake is the place to be!
The Wild Center
Even with so much to do in Tupper Lake, The Wild Center alone is worth the trip. Ecology and natural history come alive, and the expansive outdoor spaces allow everyone in the family to get up close and personal with nature. The Wild Center is unlike any other attraction. Paddle the oxbow to get an otter's view of the world, stroll the tree-level Wild Walk, explore trails, and enjoy special activities. You otter believe it's amazing!
Hiking and paddling challenges
The Adirondacks are home to thousands of trails and thousands of paddling opportunities. But only in Tupper Lake can you earn patches for completing three of each, through the Tupper Lake Triads! You can even complete both in one vacation!
The triad hiking challenge requires hikers to climb three peaks near Tupper Lake. Each hike is short and family-friendly, so you can focus on the fun, not fatigue. The paddling triad requires you to hit the water on three scenic routes that offer comfortable flatwater paddling and views of the area that are unforgettable.
At the heart of Tupper Lake, winding around the shore of the lake, is Waterfront Park, home to a slew of summertime activities and playful fun. Enjoy the sunshine at Little Loggers Playground, stroll through history on the Crossroads Heritage Trail, or fish from the shore. Enjoy an American classic with a baseball game, courtesy of our local semi-pro team, the River Pigs!
The glowing golden sunsets, leafy mountains, and flower-strewn trails in and around Tupper Lake offer beautiful sights and plenty of inspiration! This summer, soak up the sweet sights and sounds of arts and culture in Tupper. From sunset concerts overlooking the lake to handcrafted treasures in local shops, walking through history to getting creative yourself, there are many ways to make your summer adventure extra beautiful and extra inspired.
Tupper Lake knows adventure, and it knows hearty, tasty food. Whatever your cravings are when you're in town, you're sure to find something that will more than satisfy! From comforting diner-style breakfasts to lakeview dinners, sophisticated plates to an old-fashioned donut, the dining options in Tupper Lake cover plenty of delicious bases. Whether you want a romantic meal for two or something the whole family can dig into, explore dining options that are all locally-owned, operated, and crafted with your appetite in mind!