Long Lake to Tupper Lake


This is a classic flatwater three-to-four day trip through gorgeous wilderness. A must do trip for every summer!

Paddle, with the current, up to 50 miles past Raquette Falls. Float between sandy, wooded, banks through some of the most scenic areas of the Adirondacks.

There is one portage during this trip which is the carry at Raquette Falls.

Part of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail.

Enjoy swimming, fishing, bird watching, and camping along the way. The outlet of Stony Creek Ponds provides access to Upper Saranac Lake and routes north.

Getting there

From the intersection of Route 30 and Route 3 in Tupper Lake, follow Route 30 toward Long Lake. When you come into Long Lake, look for the town beach on your left. You can put in here at the soft boat launch.

Paddling Route

Paddle north the length of Long Lake, where you find the mouth of the Raquette River.

Additional information

There is optional hiking up the remote Cold River Valley.

Contact a local guide company for help with drop off or pick up at either end.


Long Lake’s eastern shore is dotted with tent sites and lean-tos off the Northville-Lake Placid Trail.