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
Round Lake The only way to explore Round Lake is by water. With paddling, birding and camping available, it is... 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
Carry Falls Reservoir Carry Falls is the first of many reservoirs created by Brookfield Power on the Raquette River. This... Read More
Massawepie Lake Paddling The major boat launch for Massawepie Lake is a very popular destination and over the... 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
Little Tupper Lake Little Tupper Lake is a local favorite, a beautiful spot for fishing, camping, paddling, and more... 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
Nicks Pond Paddle Nicks Pond is easily reached and the footing on the carry is gentle with no elevation change. The... 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
William C. Whitney Area Trail System This wilderness area is flatter than much of the Adirondacks, with low rolling hills and abundant... Read More
Boottree Pond The carry trail follows an old forested road, long since changed over to a foot path. The trail... 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
Tupper Lake Paddling A visit to Tupper Lake isn't complete without a visit to the lake itself. This expansive... 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
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
Horseshoe Pond Horseshoe is possibly the most attractive pond in the Massawepie Area and one that might be... 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
Round Pond Round Pond is a part of a chain of ponds and lakes on the Massawepie Scout Camp property. A carry... 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
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
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 Paddling For this adventure you will have a short carry of only about 100 feet to the sandy shore... Read More

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