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 skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, hunting or bagging peaks, and Tupper Lake is an outdoor person's dream come true.

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. Situated in the heart of the six million acre Adirondack Park, visitors can venture far afield or stay close to the ammenities offered in town.

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.

But if being outside in the bitter cold isn't your thing, there's still plenty to do in Tupper Lake and Piercefield. From The Wild Center to shopping, breweries to art galleries, and live music to movies, there is more than can be accomplished even during an extended stay in town. 

Spring into action

When spring comes, warm weather activities will have you grabbing your mud boots and hitting the trails, or pulling out the paddles and checking out the whitewater - what's your preference? 

Summer our way

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. Your Adirondack summer vacation is not complete if you have not spent some time enjoying the refreshing and beautiful Big Tupper Lake and swimming at Little Wolf BeachSummer dreaming - start planning your adventures today!

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 check out our awesome fall activities!

Choose your season and make a plan!

Always wanted to try a certain activity but don't know where to start? Why not stay for a few days and hire a guide to show you the ropes (or paddles, or trails!) - it's a great way to get introduced to a new favorite pastime.

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.

Leave No Trace Seven Principles

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