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.

Leave No Trace

The magic of the Adirondacks is the result of previous generations taking a long view and protecting the mountains, lakes, and rivers within the Blue Line. That tradition continues today as we support and encourage everyone to practice Leave No Trace ethics, which help protect the lands and waters of the Adirondacks.

Leave No Trace Seven Principles

Raquette Falls The Raquette Falls Trail is one of the most popular Adirondack backcountry ski routes in winter,... Read More
Catamount Pond Paddling Catamount is best approached and launched from Route 3 along a narrow path to a small... Read More
Tooley Pond This pond is a popular destination for fisherman as well as paddlers. The northern shores are brush... Read More
Piercefield Flow Paddling The Piercefield Flow is a section of the Raquette River that has been flooded due to a... 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
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
Carry Falls Reservoir Carry Falls is the first of many reservoirs created by Brookfield Power on the Raquette River. This... 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
Tupper Lake Paddling A visit to Tupper Lake isn't complete without a visit to the lake itself. This expansive... Read More
Axton Landing to Raquette Falls Paddling This is about 6 hours for a round trip. Starting out you will paddle upstream towards the... 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 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
Deer Pond Deer pond is a very easy access from Massawepie Road and can be launched upon in a couple different... Read More
Lake Lila Paddling Lake Lila is located in the William C. Whitney Wilderness Area in Hamilton County. It is... Read More
Raquette Pond Paddling Raquette Pond lies north of Tupper Lake and is a manmade lake from a dam located just a... Read More
Hoel Pond Fishing If you're looking for landlocked salmon, Hoel Pond is the place to go. Summer's hotter... Read More
Massawepie Lake Paddling The major boat launch for Massawepie Lake is a very popular destination and over the... 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
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
Boottree Pond The carry trail follows an old forested road, long since changed over to a foot path. The trail... Read More
Horseshoe Lake Paddling Horseshoe Lake is located in the Horseshoe Lake Wild Forest. There are three perfect... 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

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