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 a wide range of activities such as hiking, birding, fishing, paddling, or golfing, and Tupper Lake is an outdoor person's dream come true. Choose your season and make a plan!

Spring and summer our way

Here comes warmer weather! 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. An Adirondack summer is not complete without spending some time enjoying the refreshing and beautiful Big Tupper Lake and swimming at Little Wolf Beach.

Fall into the colors of the Adirondacks

Autumn turns the mountains into a landscape of vibrant hues, making this the ideal time to hike and mountain bike the trails, paddle the wooded banks of the Raquette River and enjoy 18-holes at the Tupper Lake Golf Club. Grab your fleece and enjoy the scenery!

Warm up with cool activities

While some people may choose to hibernate the winter away on the couch, the woods and (frozen) lakes in and around the village offer seemingly endless opportunities to play in the great outdoors. Snowmobile trails radiate out for hundreds of miles from Tupper Lake, making remote rides or visits to neighboring villages a breeze. The town's golf course gets transformed into a cross-country ski center in the winter, complete with lessons and grooming, and the waters of Simon Pond and Raquette Pond offer thick ice good for ice fishing. There are also essentially unlimited mountains to climb, with everything from the state's highest peaks to 1-mile jaunts the whole family will be happy with.

Love Your ADK

By taking the Love Your Adirondacks Pledge and practicing Leave No Trace ethics you can help ensure that the forests, waterways, and communities of the Adirondacks remain beautiful and unique for generations to come.

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