Have poles, will travel

Cross-country skiing is one of Tupper Lake’s favorite winter pastimes. Come join us on the trails! You'll find plenty of options - enjoy the free access (and dog-friendly) groomed trail network at the James C. Frenette Sr. recreational trails, adventure out into the backwoods and break trail on an Adirondack cross-country ski adventure of your choosing (check out the Deer Pond loop) or bundle up for an evening with local flair during a Full Moon Ski party.

 

Preparedness is key - Love Your ADK

In winter, it is especially important to come prepared and practice ways to Love Your ADK; the best way to avoid emergencies is to properly plan and prepare for your trip.

Before you head out, pledge to Love Your Adirondacks and help ensure that the forests, waterways, and communities of the Adirondacks remain beautiful and unique for generations to come.

 

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Nights are for skiing

The James C. Frenette Sr. Recreational Trails have installed motion sensor lights along the Golf Course and Cranberry Lake Trails! Grab your skis and enjoy an evening under the lights!

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Skier on the trails at night in Tupper Lake

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Two Skis and Eight Paws

Pack up your skis, your dogs, and your sense of adventure for an evening out at the James C. Frenette Sr. Recreational Trails in Tupper Lake!

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Warming up After Winter Adventures

Even better than all the amazing outdoor adventures in Tupper Lake are the relaxed, cozy places in town to warm up after you're done playing in the fresh snow!

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Lights! Ski! Action!

Even when the weather outside is frightful, the trails are still delightful! Gliding through the lights of the James C. Frenette Senior Recreational Trail is a must during your next visit to Tupper Lake, NY!

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Deer Pond Loop and Post-Ski Pints: A Ski Tour in Tupper Lake

For an intermediate cross-country skier, the Deer Pond Loop offers a backcountry ski that is a stone's throw away from great food and drink in Tupper Lake.

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The Raquette Falls Trail is one of the most popular Adirondack backcountry ski routes in winter, and a wonderful hiking route along the river in summer.
4307
A 50-mile circumnavigation of Cranberry Lake, the CL50 will guide you through old forests, past backcountry ponds, and across a fascinatingly glaciated landscape.
74143
This is a relatively new trail and not on most people’s radar so it gets much less use that other trails in the region. Hike a flat trail through an open forest, which is very quiet and peaceful.
4321
Hiking This is a popular destination in the summer, with access to other trails with scenic overlooks, and a spur trail for easy shoreside access. Trailhead From Long Lake, drive 12 miles north on Route 30, to County Route 421 ( 1/5 miles past the...
28885
The Raquette Falls Trail is one of the most popular Adirondack backcountry ski routes in winter, and a wonderful hiking route along the river in summer.
4307
This trail is beyond beautiful and a fantastic cross-country ski.
4265
The Five Pond Wilderness is one of the most significant areas that can be accessed from Wanakena.
4304
High Falls is on the Oswegatchie River in the northwestern Adirondacks. The falls are not that tall, but wonderfully lively.
4334
As the winter whites begins to cover the town of Tupper Lake, the Tupper Lake Golf Club transforms into a glorious groomed cross-country ski center.
2958
Little Tupper Lake (Whitney) Headquarters is off the Sabbattis Road, the entrance road is on the left. A hand boat launch and accessible restrooms are located here. (44.0495?N, 74.5832?W) Google Map (leaves DEC website)
28826
Deer Pond is the finest destination point and you may find that to be enough; don't feel that the entire loop is the only way to go. This entire loop is attractive in any season.
4303
Deer Pond is the finest destination point and you may find that to be enough; don't feel that the entire loop is the only way to go. This entire loop is attractive in any season.
4303
This hike can be extended with spur trails for more pond exploration. Despite the name, motor vehicles are not allowed on the trail by the general public. However, the designation does allow for mountain and fat biking, skiing, hiking, and snowshoeing.
2936
This trail between the Fish Creek and Rollins Pond campgrounds is a lovely way to explore these campground spaces in winter. Plenty of frozen ponds and scenic interest.
2970
The Five Pond Wilderness is one of the most significant areas that can be accessed from Wanakena.
4304
This is a wonderful trail through a mixed forest of mostly evergreens. The trail was designed in a lollipop loop formation, so you can loop back to your car. The trail enters the forest and goes through a large stand of spruce and pines. At just over 0.
2796
Hiking This is a popular destination in the summer, with access to other trails with scenic overlooks, and a spur trail for easy shoreside access. Trailhead From Long Lake, drive 12 miles north on Route 30, to County Route 421 ( 1/5 miles past the...
28885
Little Tupper Lake (Whitney) Headquarters is off the Sabbattis Road, the entrance road is on the left. A hand boat launch and accessible restrooms are located here. (44.0495?N, 74.5832?W) Google Map (leaves DEC website)
28826
Visit a very old, very tall pine tree to experience the REAL Adirondacks from another time!
2956
Visit a very old, very tall pine tree to experience the REAL Adirondacks from another time!
2956
The Sheep Meadow Trail leads to a former sheep meadow. These days, the sheep are on farms closer to the Lake Champlain Coast. But the gentle terrain makes this longer hike easier, for all skill levels.
4282
This route is a mix of horse trails, old logging roads, and hilly terrain. A long ski which ends at lean-tos for fine winter camping.
4256
A 50-mile circumnavigation of Cranberry Lake, the CL50 will guide you through old forests, past backcountry ponds, and across a fascinatingly glaciated landscape.
74143
Little Tupper Lake (Whitney) Headquarters is off the Sabbattis Road, the entrance road is on the left. A hand boat launch and accessible restrooms are located here. (44.0495?N, 74.5832?W) Google Map (leaves DEC website)
28826
This hike can be extended with spur trails for more pond exploration. Despite the name, motor vehicles are not allowed on the trail by the general public. However, the designation does allow for mountain and fat biking, skiing, hiking, and snowshoeing.
2936
If you think Stony Creek Pond is jut for fishing, think again! Grab your skis this winter and get outdoors.
4246
Remote cross-country skiing at its finest is what you'll find here!
4251
This hike can be extended with spur trails for more pond exploration. Despite the name, motor vehicles are not allowed on the trail by the general public. However, the designation does allow for mountain and fat biking, skiing, hiking, and snowshoeing.
2936
This is a wonderful trail through a mixed forest of mostly evergreens. The trail was designed in a lollipop loop formation, so you can loop back to your car. The trail enters the forest and goes through a large stand of spruce and pines. At just over 0.
2796
Hiking This is a popular destination in the summer, with access to other trails with scenic overlooks, and a spur trail for easy shoreside access. Trailhead From Long Lake, drive 12 miles north on Route 30, to County Route 421 ( 1/5 miles past the...
28885
Little Tupper Lake (Whitney) Headquarters is off the Sabbattis Road, the entrance road is on the left. A hand boat launch and accessible restrooms are located here. (44.0495?N, 74.5832?W) Google Map (leaves DEC website)
28826
The Sheep Meadow Trail leads to a former sheep meadow. These days, the sheep are on farms closer to the Lake Champlain Coast. But the gentle terrain makes this longer hike easier, for all skill levels.
4282
Visit a very old, very tall pine tree to experience the REAL Adirondacks from another time!
2956
This is a wonderful trail through a mixed forest of mostly evergreens. The trail was designed in a lollipop loop formation, so you can loop back to your car. The trail enters the forest and goes through a large stand of spruce and pines. At just over 0.
2796
High Falls is on the Oswegatchie River in the northwestern Adirondacks. The falls are not that tall, but wonderfully lively.
4334
This trail between the Fish Creek and Rollins Pond campgrounds is a lovely way to explore these campground spaces in winter. Plenty of frozen ponds and scenic interest.
2970
High Falls is on the Oswegatchie River in the northwestern Adirondacks. The falls are not that tall, but wonderfully lively.
4334
As the winter whites begins to cover the town of Tupper Lake, the Tupper Lake Golf Club transforms into a glorious groomed cross-country ski center.
2958
This trail, at this time is not marked, and can be found under various conditions of use.
4332
As the winter whites begins to cover the town of Tupper Lake, the Tupper Lake Golf Club transforms into a glorious groomed cross-country ski center.
2958
High Falls is on the Oswegatchie River in the northwestern Adirondacks. The falls are not that tall, but wonderfully lively.
4334
The Sheep Meadow Trail leads to a former sheep meadow. These days, the sheep are on farms closer to the Lake Champlain Coast. But the gentle terrain makes this longer hike easier, for all skill levels.
4282
Visit a very old, very tall pine tree to experience the REAL Adirondacks from another time!
2956
Little Tupper Lake (Whitney) Headquarters is off the Sabbattis Road, the entrance road is on the left. A hand boat launch and accessible restrooms are located here. (44.0495?N, 74.5832?W) Google Map (leaves DEC website)
28826
Hiking This is a popular destination in the summer, with access to other trails with scenic overlooks, and a spur trail for easy shoreside access. Trailhead From Long Lake, drive 12 miles north on Route 30, to County Route 421 ( 1/5 miles past the...
28885
The Five Pond Wilderness is one of the most significant areas that can be accessed from Wanakena.
4304
Deer Pond is the finest destination point and you may find that to be enough; don't feel that the entire loop is the only way to go. This entire loop is attractive in any season.
4303
This is a wonderful trail through a mixed forest of mostly evergreens. The trail was designed in a lollipop loop formation, so you can loop back to your car. The trail enters the forest and goes through a large stand of spruce and pines. At just over 0.
2796
The Raquette Falls Trail is one of the most popular Adirondack backcountry ski routes in winter, and a wonderful hiking route along the river in summer.
4307
This is a relatively new trail and not on most people’s radar so it gets much less use that other trails in the region. Hike a flat trail through an open forest, which is very quiet and peaceful.
4321
This trail, at this time is not marked, and can be found under various conditions of use.
4332
Little Tupper Lake (Whitney) Headquarters is off the Sabbattis Road, the entrance road is on the left. A hand boat launch and accessible restrooms are located here. (44.0495?N, 74.5832?W) Google Map (leaves DEC website)
28826
This trail between the Fish Creek and Rollins Pond campgrounds is a lovely way to explore these campground spaces in winter. Plenty of frozen ponds and scenic interest.
2970
Hiking This is a popular destination in the summer, with access to other trails with scenic overlooks, and a spur trail for easy shoreside access. Trailhead From Long Lake, drive 12 miles north on Route 30, to County Route 421 ( 1/5 miles past the...
28885
The Five Pond Wilderness is one of the most significant areas that can be accessed from Wanakena.
4304
This hike can be extended with spur trails for more pond exploration. Despite the name, motor vehicles are not allowed on the trail by the general public. However, the designation does allow for mountain and fat biking, skiing, hiking, and snowshoeing.
2936
Little Tupper Lake (Whitney) Headquarters is off the Sabbattis Road, the entrance road is on the left. A hand boat launch and accessible restrooms are located here. (44.0495?N, 74.5832?W) Google Map (leaves DEC website)
28826
The Sheep Meadow Trail leads to a former sheep meadow. These days, the sheep are on farms closer to the Lake Champlain Coast. But the gentle terrain makes this longer hike easier, for all skill levels.
4282
Hiking This is a popular destination in the summer, with access to other trails with scenic overlooks, and a spur trail for easy shoreside access. Trailhead From Long Lake, drive 12 miles north on Route 30, to County Route 421 ( 1/5 miles past the...
28885
This trail between the Fish Creek and Rollins Pond campgrounds is a lovely way to explore these campground spaces in winter. Plenty of frozen ponds and scenic interest.
2970
This is a relatively new trail and not on most people’s radar so it gets much less use that other trails in the region. Hike a flat trail through an open forest, which is very quiet and peaceful.
4321
The Raquette Falls Trail is one of the most popular Adirondack backcountry ski routes in winter, and a wonderful hiking route along the river in summer.
4307
A 50-mile circumnavigation of Cranberry Lake, the CL50 will guide you through old forests, past backcountry ponds, and across a fascinatingly glaciated landscape.
74143
There are over 25 miles of trails available at the Paul Smiths Visitors Interpretive Center (VIC). You have the choice to ski groomed or un-groomed trails
4289
This route is a mix of horse trails, old logging roads, and hilly terrain. A long ski which ends at lean-tos for fine winter camping.
4256
This trail, at this time is not marked, and can be found under various conditions of use.
4332
A multi-use, multi-season recreation trail The new Adirondack Rail Trail is a 34-mile, multi-use trail that connects the communities of Tupper Lake, Lake Placid, and Saranac Lake. Walking, running, bicycling, birding, and snowmobiling are all...
79447
A multi-use, multi-season recreation trail The new Adirondack Rail Trail is a 34-mile, multi-use trail that connects the communities of Tupper Lake, Lake Placid, and Saranac Lake. Walking, running, bicycling, birding, and snowmobiling are all...
79447
A multi-use, multi-season recreation trail The new Adirondack Rail Trail is a 34-mile, multi-use trail that connects the communities of Tupper Lake, Lake Placid, and Saranac Lake. Walking, running, bicycling, birding, and snowmobiling are all...
79447
A multi-use, multi-season recreation trail The new Adirondack Rail Trail is a 34-mile, multi-use trail that connects the communities of Tupper Lake, Lake Placid, and Saranac Lake. Walking, running, bicycling, birding, and snowmobiling are all...
79447
A multi-use, multi-season recreation trail The new Adirondack Rail Trail is a 34-mile, multi-use trail that connects the communities of Tupper Lake, Lake Placid, and Saranac Lake. Walking, running, bicycling, birding, and snowmobiling are all...
79447