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.

Horseshoe Lake Horseshoe Lake is located in the Horseshoe Lake Wild Forest. There are three perfect launch... Read More
  
Raquette River from Jamestown Falls Paddling The carry is very mellow and nearly a half mile in length. The carry could be driven if... Read More
  
Raquette Pond Raquette Pond lies north of Tupper Lake and is a manmade lake from a dam located just a bit further... Read More
  
Carry Falls Reservoir Carry Falls is the first of many reservoirs created by Brookfield Power on the Raquette River. This... Read More
  
Piercefield Flow The Piercefield Flow is a section of the Raquette River that has been flooded due to a... Read More
  
Nicks Pond Paddle Nicks Pond is easily reached and the footing on the carry is gentle with no elevation change. The... Read More
  
Deer Pond Deer pond is a very easy access from Massawepie Road and can be launched upon in a couple different... Read More
  
Lows Lake The remote and serene backcountry paddle into Lows Lake is the perfect spot for a multi-day... Read More
  
Little Wolf Pond Little Wolf Pond is a nice relaxing paddle with a launch point at the public beach. It’s a great... Read More
  
Lows Lower Dam to Hitchins Pond This remote area has abundant wetlands, including vibrant marsh communities with rare plant species... Read More
  
Catamount Pond This area is open for fishing and paddling from September 1 through June 14 each year. Getting... Read More
  
Little River from Young's Road The Little River is roughly 35 miles in length and under many instances quite narrow. Off Young’s... 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
  
Long Lake to Tupper Lake Paddling This is a classic flatwater three-to-four day trip through gorgeous wilderness. A must do... Read More
  
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
  
Pine Pond Explore the wild waters of Pine Pond on the Massawepie Conservation Easement. Getting there Pine... Read More
  
Hoel Pond Fishing If you’re looking for landlocked salmon, Hoel Pond is the place to go. Summer’s hotter... 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
  
Round Pond Round Pond is a part of a chain of ponds and lakes on the Massawepie Scout Camp property. A carry... Read More
  
Town Line Pond Town Line Pond gets heavy winds and at times has produced small whitecaps as bad weather rolls... Read More
  
Long Pond Long Pond is just that, long and a bit narrower than others at Massawepie. Getting there From the... Read More
  
William C. Whitney Area Trail System The William C. Whitney Wilderness Area is a paddlers paradise. But that said, there are hiking... 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
  
Horseshoe Pond Horseshoe is possibly the most attractive pond in the Massawepie area and one that might be... Read More
  

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