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.

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
  
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
  
Round Lake The only way to explore Round Lake is by water. With paddling, birding and camping available, it is... Read More
  
Little Tupper Lake and Rock Pond Fishing A unique heritage strain of wild brook trout are found in Little Tupper Lake and Rock Pond... Read More
  
Catamount Pond Paddling Catamount is best approached and launched from Route 3 along a narrow path to a small... 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
  
John Dillon Park Camping A fully accessible wilderness area located near Tupper Lake, it has picnic areas for day... Read More
  
The Crusher on the Raquette River The Raquette River Boat Launch on Route 3, locally known as "The Crusher," offers a variety of day... 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
  
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
  
Long Pond Long Pond is just that, long and a bit narrower than others. Long Pond can be access from the north... Read More
  
Massawepie Lake Paddling The major boat launch for Massawepie Lake is a very popular destination and over the... 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
  
Tupper Lake Paddling A visit to Tupper Lake isn't complete without a visit to the lake itself. This expansive... 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
  
William C. Whitney Area Trail System This wilderness area is flatter than much of the Adirondacks, with low rolling hills and abundant... 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
  
Pine Pond To access Pine Pond you will need to paddle across Massawepie Lake and locate the western most bay... 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
  
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
  
Star Lake Star Lake is public to all but this small sliver of land is privately owned. This access is your... 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 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
  
Bridge Brook Pond This pond can only be accessed from a paddle and portage from Tupper Lake. Once you have negotiated... Read More
  

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