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!

Carry Falls Reservoir Hiking Carry Falls is the first of many reservoirs created by Brookfield Power on the Raquette... 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
Pine Pond To access Pine Pond you will need to paddle across Massawepie Lake and locate the western most bay... Read More
Horseshoe Lake Paddling Horseshoe Lake is located in the Horseshoe Wild Forest. There are three perfect launch... 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
Lake Lila Paddling Lake Lila is located in the William C. Whitney Wilderness Area in Hamilton County. It is... 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 the Crusher Paddling Starting at Axton Landing, you will need to paddle about eleven miles to The Crusher... Read More
Catamount Pond Paddling Catamount is best approached and launched from Route 3 along a narrow path to a small... 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
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
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. The put in is to... 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
Nicks Pond Paddle Nicks Pond is easily reached and the footing on the carry is gentle with no elevation change. The... Read More
Little Tupper Lake Fishing Directions to Access Points From the intersection of Route 30 and 28N in Long Lake,... 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
John Dillon Park Camping A fully accessible wilderness area located near Tupper Lake, it has picnic areas for day... Read More
Boottree Pond The carry trail follows an old forested road, long since changed over to a foot path. The trail... 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
Tooley Pond This pond is a popular destination for fisherman as well as paddlers. The northern shores are brush... 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
Stony Creek Ponds to Axton Landing Paddling This is a great trip for beginning paddlers! Meandering through streams, ponds, and... 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

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