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.

Pine Pond Explore the wild waters of Pine Pond on the Massawepie Conservation Easement. Getting there Pine... Read More
  
Carry Falls Reservoir Carry Falls is the first of many reservoirs created by Brookfield Power on the Raquette River. This... Read More
  
Lake Lila Lake Lila is located in the William C. Whitney Wilderness Area in Hamilton County. It is a remote,... 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
  
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
  
Bridge Brook Pond This pond can only be accessed from a paddle and portage from Tupper Lake. Once you have negotiated... Read More
  
Axton Landing to the Crusher Starting at Axton Landing, you will need to paddle about eleven miles to The Crusher launch where... Read More
  
Long Pond Long Pond is just that, long and a bit narrower than others at Massawepie. Getting there From the... 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
  
Tooley Pond This pond is a popular destination for fisherman as well as paddlers. The northern shores are brush... Read More
  
Tupper Lake A visit to Tupper Lake isn't complete without a visit to the lake itself. This expansive, 9-mile... Read More
  
John Dillon Park A fully accessible wilderness area located near Tupper Lake, it has picnic areas for day trips.... 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
  
Round Lake The only way to explore Round Lake is by water. With paddling, birding, and camping available, it... 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
  
Raquette Falls The Raquette Falls Trail is one of the most popular Adirondack backcountry ski routes in winter,... 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
  
Massawepie Lake The major boat launch for Massawepie Lake is a very popular destination and over the years has even... Read More
  
Horseshoe Pond Horseshoe is possibly the most attractive pond in the Massawepie area and one that might be... 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.   Getting there... Read More
  
Boottree Pond The carry trail follows an old forested road, long since changed over to a foot path. The trail... Read More
  
Lows Lake The remote and serene backcountry paddle into Lows Lake is the perfect spot for a multi-day... Read More
  
Axton Landing to Raquette Falls Use two cars to make this an amazing spot-trip! Getting there From the intersection of Route 30... Read More
  
Piercefield Flow The Piercefield Flow is a section of the Raquette River that has been flooded due to a... Read More
  

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