Hiking

Explore our trails

Trails, trails, trails. The trails in the Tupper Lake region lead to picturesque waterfalls and mountaintops. An authentic Adirondack vacation 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. 

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From summits to waterways

Whether it is for an hour or for a week, we recommend you spend some time on the trails during your visit. Before heading out, be sure to review the Leave No Trace Principles to ensure you're protecting the Adirondacks for future generations! 

  • 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. 

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

The Wild Center Three years running, The Wild Center was named the People’s Choice top attraction in the... Read More
Adirondack 'By Owner' Visit our website to see +1,000 photo listings of vacation rentals, real estate for sale and... Read More
Paul Smith's College VIC Winter at the VIC All VIC trails are free to use in the summer, but in winter the property becomes... Read More
Streeter Lake and Crystal Lake This first 3.5 miles of this trail will lead you back to Streeter Lake on a very gentle and lightly... Read More
Mount Arab Mount Arab is a fire tower peak that's a short drive to Piercefield from Tupper Lake. This... Read More
Winding Falls This is a little-known route to a dramatic waterfall known locally as Pa’s Falls, after the... Read More
Deer Pond Loop Deer Pond is the finest destination point and you may find that to be enough, don’t feel that the... Read More
Massawepie Mire Hiking Scenic and remote, Massawepie Mire contains the largest bog in New York State. The trail... 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
Coney Mountain Hiking Located right on the border of Hamilton and Franklin Counties, Coney is an outstanding bang... Read More
Fish Pond Truck Trail Hiking The Fish Pond Truck Trail is 4.7 miles to the end, and it has 2 miles of spur trails for... Read More
John Dillon Park Camping A fully accessible wilderness area located near Tupper Lake, it has picnic areas for day... Read More
Long Pond Trail Cycling Enjoy backcountry mountain biking with Long Pond Trail in the Whitehill Wild Forest. This... Read More
Sucker Brook Road This trail is an old road, which to some has also been referred to as Otter Brook Road. This... Read More
Burntbridge Pond from Massawepie This can only be accessed from September 1st to June 14th when the Boy Scout camp is not in session... 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
Brasford Falls This is part of the Cranberry Lake Waterfall Tour which is one of the finest Adirondack Experiences... Read More
Goodnow Mountain Goodnow Mountain is one not to be missed by anyone who is in the area. Reached in just under two... Read More
Cathedral Rock Hiking This fire tower used to be on Tooley Pond Mountain but was moved here by Ranger School... Read More
Middle Saranac Lake Sand Beach From the parking area drop over the embankment to a well-developed trail to start you hike. The... Read More
Owl's Head Mountain Owl's Head Mountain stats Distance: 3.1 miles to the summit Elevation gain: 1,114 feet... Read More
Lows Overlook Hiking This hike starts along a forest road which often gets DEC use to access Lows Upper Dam. The... 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
Fernow Trail Hiking Fernow Trail, also known as the Fernow Plantation Loop, was named after Bernhard Fernow. He... Read More

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