Paddling

Your Adirondack paddling adventure begins here...

Grab your canoe, your kayak, or your SUP (stand up paddle board) and make Tupper Lake your base camp 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 you a paddling trip to remember. But whatever you choose for a route and boat type, 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 paddling playground that will occupy you for a lifetime. 

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. Choose your adventure, grab a lunch for the road, and find a place to stay -- once you hit our water, you'll want to spend more than one day!

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

Bridge Brook Pond This pond can only be accessed from a paddle and portage from Tupper Lake. Once you have negotiated... 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
Hitchins Pond and Upper Dam The road is very flat and used as a snowmobile trail so it will be hard packed and easy to kick and... 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
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
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
Simon Pond Fishing Situated just south of the village of Tupper Lake, Simon Pond is essentially a flood plain... Read More
Raquette Falls The Raquette Falls Trail is one of the most popular Adirondack backcountry ski routes in winter,... Read More
Lake Lila Paddling Lake Lila is located in the William C. Whitney Wilderness Area in Hamilton County. It is... Read More
Carry Falls Reservoir Carry Falls is the first of many reservoirs created by Brookfield Power on the Raquette River. This... Read More
Lows Lake The remote and serene backcountry paddle into Lows Lake is the perfect spot for a multi-day... 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
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
Deer Pond Deer pond is a very easy access from Massawepie Road and can be launched upon in a couple different... Read More
Hoel Pond Fishing If you're looking for landlocked salmon, Hoel Pond is the place to go. Summer's hotter... 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
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
Stony Creek Ponds to Axton Landing Paddling This is a great trip for beginning paddlers! Meandering through streams, ponds, and... Read More
Horseshoe Lake Paddling Horseshoe Lake is located in the Horseshoe Lake Wild Forest. There are three perfect... 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
Round Lake The only way to explore Round Lake is by water. With paddling, birding and camping available, it is... 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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