Hiking

ATTENTION: NYSDEC-controlled fire towers are open to visitors. Only one household group should be in the fire tower cab, groups should social distance on the summit while waiting to climb to the cab, sanitize hands before and after being on the fire tower, and wear masks.

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.

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

Deer Pond and Lead Pond from Route 30 Once through the DEC gate start your hike along an old woods road through an attractive Adirondack... Read More
Mount Arab Mount Arab is a fire tower peak that's a short drive to Piercefield from Tupper Lake. This... Read More
Bear Mountain from Route 3 This is a very long alternate route to one of the larger mountains in the region. It will bring you... Read More
Bear Mountain Bear Mountain is located in the Cranberry Lake State Campground. From the gate follow though the... Read More
Long Pond Trail Cycling Enjoy backcountry mountain biking with Long Pond Trail in the Whitehill Wild Forest. This... 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
Winding Falls This is a little-known route to a dramatic waterfall known locally as Pa’s Falls, after the... Read More
Douglas Rock This small peak is obscure with no real trail to the summit; but does have a series of logging... Read More
Stoney Creek Pond Trail From the parking are cross Route 3, carefully. Once on the trail, start a mellow ski through the... Read More
Floodwood Mountain Floodwood Mountain is an excellent hike for the entire family. The terrain is moderate with only a... Read More

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