Paddling

Paddle adventures begin here...

Grab your canoe, your kayak, or your SUP (stand up paddle board) and make Tupper Lake your basecamp for your next paddling adventure!

Once considered the "Highways of the Adirondacks," the rivers, lakes, and streams in the Tupper Lake area provide endless paddling opportunities. From half-day kayak excursions to week-long canoe trips, Tupper Lake will most definitely offer a paddling trip to remember. Remember, there is one common denominator in all paddling trips: the spectacular scenery and wildlife will make you want to have your camera handy.

Explore the "10 Rivers Region" 

Tupper Lake is centrally located in the heart of the "10 Rivers Region." Within a 30-mile radius you can explore the Raquette River, Cold River, Hudson River, Beaver River, Marion River, Oswegatchie River, St. Regis River, Bog River, Grass River, and the Saranac River. Combine these ten rivers with a vast assortment of hidden ponds, winding streams, and pristine lakes and the product is a perfect paddling playground.

Talk to the experts

Are there just so many paddling choices that you're not sure where to begin? Talk to our local guides & outfitters and let them help guide you in choosing your perfect Adirondack paddling adventure.

Tackle the triad!

To combine your paddles with a challenge and earn a cool patch, look into the Tupper Lake Paddling Triad! It's a great way to explore and you'll love the experience!

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.

The "Crusher" to Tupper Lake Boat Launch This paddle is the longest of the three Triad paddles. But don’t let the distance deter you. It is... Read More
  
Raquette Pond to Setting Pole Dam This unique Triad paddle will guide you through an area that isn’t often explored. The Raquette... Read More
  
Lake Lila Lake Lila is located in the William C. Whitney Wilderness Area in Hamilton County. It is a remote,... Read More
  
Axton Landing to the Crusher Paddling Starting at Axton Landing, you will need to paddle about eleven miles to The Crusher... Read More
  
Town Line Pond From the large parking area you can locate the trail in the back and follow it to an open shoreline... Read More
  
Long Pond Long Pond is just that, long and a bit narrower than others. Long Pond can be access from the north... Read More
  
Lows Lake The remote and serene backcountry paddle into Lows Lake is the perfect spot for a multi-day... Read More
  
Panther Pond from Tupper Lake From the parking area locate the herd path on the pond side of the parking area. The carry is a... Read More
  
Balsam Pond to Grass River Flow The carry to Balsam Pond is very easy and flat, you can choose to paddle the pond or bypass it... Read More
  
Simon Pond Situated just south of the village of Tupper Lake, Simon Pond is essentially a flood plain of the... Read More
  
Little Tupper Lake and Rock Pond It's all about ease of access and wilderness here! Fishing, camping, paddling, and adventuring are... Read More
  
Stony Creek Ponds to Axton Landing This is a great trip for beginning paddlers! One of the three Triad paddles, this is a perfect... Read More
  
John Dillon Park Camping A fully accessible wilderness area located near Tupper Lake, it has picnic areas for day... Read More
  
Oswegatchie River from Inlet Road At first you will be heading upstream toward High Falls and beyond. The current isn’t too difficult... Read More
  
Long Lake to Tupper Lake Paddling This is a classic flatwater three-to-four day trip through gorgeous wilderness. A must do... Read More
  
Star Lake Star Lake is public to all but this small sliver of land is privately owned. This access is your... Read More
  
Bog River & Bog River Falls - Upstream This section of the Bog River is very scenic, but you can only go upstream so far. The put in is to... Read More
  
Tupper Lake Paddling A visit to Tupper Lake isn't complete without a visit to the lake itself. This expansive... Read More
  
Raquette Falls The Raquette Falls Trail is one of the most popular Adirondack backcountry ski routes in winter,... Read More
  
Round Pond Round Pond is a part of a chain of ponds and lakes on the Massawepie Scout Camp property. A carry... 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
  
Pine Pond To access Pine Pond you will need to paddle across Massawepie Lake and locate the western most bay... Read More
  
Boottree Pond The carry trail follows an old forested road, long since changed over to a foot path. The trail... Read More
  
Hoel Pond Fishing If you’re looking for landlocked salmon, Hoel Pond is the place to go. Summer’s hotter... Read More
  

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