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!

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
Bog River Trail From the gate, pass through and hike along an old road to an old bridge over the Bog River. Cross... Read More
Fernow Trail Hiking Fernow Trail, also known as the Fernow Plantation Loop, was named after Bernhard Fernow. He... Read More
Gilbert Tract Loop Following a clockwise direction around the loop you will be hiking on a forest trail. At first you... 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
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
St. Regis Mountain Hiking From the trailhead you will have to walk up the dirt road for a short distance to the foot... Read More
Cathedral Rock Hiking This fire tower used to be on Tooley Pond Mountain but was moved here by Ranger School... Read More
Mount Emmons Mount Emmons is the peak located at the far end of the Seward Range and the only way to approach is... Read More
Pine Pond This loop is entirely along old woods roads. Starting off on a gated dirt road you will hike... Read More
Massawepie Mire Hiking Scenic and remote, Massawepie Mire contains the largest bog in New York State. The trail... 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
Goodnow Mountain Goodnow Mountain is one not to be missed by anyone who is in the area. Reached in just under two... Read More
Mount Arab Mount Arab is a fire tower peak that's a short drive to Piercefield from Tupper Lake. This... Read More
Castle Rock Hiking This is one of the most popular destinations in the Blue Mountain Lake Region, and... Read More
Bear Mountain Bear Mountain is located in the Cranberry Lake State Campground. From the gate follow though the... Read More
Hedgehog Pond Trail From the trailhead you will be on a very flat trail and a major part of the Cranberry 50 Trail.... 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
Winding Falls This is a little-known route to a dramatic waterfall known locally as Pa’s Falls, after the... 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
Janacks Landing The trail starts out to be rather mellow following an old railroad grade (no ties) for quite some... Read More
Catamount Mountain Hiking Also known as Cat Mountain, since "catamount" is old slang for any medium-sized or large... Read More
Hays Brook Trail to Sheep Meadow Hiking The Sheep Meadow Trail leads to an former sheep meadow. These days, the sheep are on farms... 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

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