Hiking

Explore our trails

Trails, trails, trails. The trails in the Tupper Lake region lead to picturesque waterfalls and mountaintops. An authentic Adirondack experience is not complete without getting in a good hike, and Tupper Lake has a range of options to choose from. Follow a gently rolling multi-use trail along a river or embark on a mountain hike to a fabulous 360-degree view.  

From summits to waterways

Whether it is for an hour or for a week, we recommend you spend some time on the trails.

  • Take an easy walk along the nature trails at The Wild Center, located right in Tupper Lake.
  • Grab a delicious picnic to-go and head to an Adirondack lean-to on the wheelchair accessible John Dillon Park trails.
  • Challenge yourself to the Tupper Lake Triad hiking challenge -- three family-friendly peaks that boast stellar panoramic views of the Adirondacks. 

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. To be best prepared, be sure to pack hiking essentials!

Check out our listings highlighting some of the excellent hiking we have here in the Adirondacks!

Paul Smith's College VIC Nature up close: Welcome to the VIC! When you visit the Paul Smith's College VIC, a world of... Read More
  
Rock Pond At less than a mile long, this pond is a perfect for families and for anyone who wants to stretch... Read More
  
High Rock High Rock is part of the High Falls Loop, but makes for a nice destination or overnight for the... Read More
  
Hitchins Pond and Upper Dam The road has gentle hills and quickly delivers you to Lows Upper Dam at Hitchins Pond, which is a... Read More
  
Fernow Trail Fernow Trail, also known as the Fernow Plantation Loop, was named after Bernhard Fernow. He was one... Read More
  
Sheep Meadow Trail Hiking The Sheep Meadow Trail is used more often as a cross-country ski trail, but it is a very... Read More
  
Coney Mountain As far as views go, this is one of the best in the area and should not be missed. The waters of... Read More
  
Axton Landing to Raquette Falls Paddling This trip will take about 6 hours round trip. Starting out you will paddle upstream... Read More
  
Cat Mountain The mostly flat trail here is superb for those looking for a long walk in the woods. Hiking The... Read More
  
Bog River Trail This trail, at this time is not marked, and can be found under various conditions of use. Getting... Read More
  
Mount Arab Mount Arab has so much to offer that you’ll find yourself returning to this mountain again and... Read More
  
Jamestown Falls Jamestown Falls is a short trail along an old forest road, which is not gated off, but not the best... Read More
  
Black and Bridge Brook Ponds This is a relatively new trail and not on most people’s radar so it gets much less use that other... Read More
  
Lampsons Falls This is part of the Cranberry Lake Waterfall Tour and Lampson Falls is the final waterfall along... Read More
  
Stoney Creek Pond Trail Enjoy this gentle hike as a family trip or even before work! Hiking From the parking are cross... Read More
  
Moody Falls These falls are unique and not often visited. Here, you’ll only find the peaceful sound of water... Read More
  
Otter Hollow Trail Loop This trail between the Fish Creek and Rollins Pond campgrounds is a lovely way to explore both... Read More
  
Copper Rock Falls This is part of the Cranberry Lake Waterfall Tour, which is just as impressive in winter as in... Read More
  
Lows Overlook Lows Overlook is such a beautiful destination; it's hard to put a description into words!... Read More
  
Round Pond Hiking Round Pond is not the official name for this pond; in fact it is not labeled with a name at... Read More
  
Deer Pond Loop Deer Pond a fine destination point and you may find that to be enough; don’t feel that the entire... Read More
  
Pine Pond Explore the old woods roads at Massawepie! Getting there From the intersection of Route 30 and... Read More
  
Twin Falls This is part of the Cranberry Lake Waterfall Tour and a great Adirondack experience. None of the... Read More
  
Owls Head Mountain Owls Head Mountain is part of the Sargent Ponds Wild Forest, which covers an impressive approximate... Read More
  

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