The "Crusher" to Tupper Lake Boat Launch
This paddle is the longest of the three Triad paddles. Take your time and spend a day on the beautiful waters in Tupper Lake. Starting out at the State Route 3 Boat Launch, locally known as the "Crusher," you will meander down the Raquette River to where it connects to Lake Simond. Once you hit the lake, you will continue under the Moody Bridge and through the channel to the State Route 30 Boat Launch. Along the Raquette River, pull off to have lunch, take a swim, or take a break at the many pull-offs and campsites.
7 miles, one way.
Bring your fishing gear along in your kayak or canoe for this trip. The Raquette River portion of this trip offers fishing, as well as entering the bigger lake. Tupper Lake is home to many different species of fish, and some record holders are waiting for you! Find more fishing info here.
How to get there: From the intersection of Route 3 and Route 30 in Tupper Lake, follow Route 3 towards Saranac Lake. Before approaching the "Y" you will see the state boat launch (Crusher) on the right hand side of the road. We recommend leaving one car at the State Route 30 boat launch as well, for when you finish. To get to this boat launch, head out on State Route 30 towards Long Lake. A quarter mile after crossing Moody Bridge, you will see the boat launch on your right.
Type of launches: Hard Launch
Type of water: Flatwater