We're easy to find!
Tupper Lake and Piercefield are situated in just about the exact middle of the 6-million acre Adirondacks. The town is easy to reach because it's at the crossroads of the Adirondack and Olympic Scenic Byways. Both roads more than earn their scenic designations. A gentle rolling landscape of hills, lakes, ponds and streams makes this the headquarters for the "10 Rivers Region." From within a 30 mile radius, one can explore the 10 major rivers that flow out of the Adirondacks.
The town sits on the shore of 9-mile long Tupper Lake and has a distinct history of pioneers, loggers, and Adirondack Guides. The railway arrived in Tupper in the 1890's and much of the modern town was built in the boom years that followed. Tupper was the lumber capital of New York in the early 1900s. You can see the huge site of the giant mill that burned in a spectacular fire down on the lake shore. Today the site is a public park, and home to local events, including the annual Tupper Lake Woodsmen's Days festival where lumberjack skills are on display every July.
Stay for awhile
Today, Tupper Lake is home to some major new projects that got their start as grass-root efforts over a cup of coffee at a downtown diner (or possibly a cold beer at a local pub). The Wild Center and Adirondack Public Observatory are just two examples of this small town's determination.
Leave No Trace
The magic of the Adirondacks is the result of previous generations taking a long view and protecting the mountains, lakes, and rivers within the Blue Line. That tradition continues today as we support and encourage everyone to practice Leave No Trace ethics, which help protect the lands and waters of the Adirondacks.