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!

Catamount Pond Paddling Catamount is best approached and launched from Route 3 along a narrow path to a small... 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
Bridge Brook Pond This pond can only be accessed from a paddle and portage from Tupper Lake. Once you have negotiated... Read More
Little Tupper Lake Fishing Shoreline Fishing: Limited to the headquarters area. Other shore fishing locations are... 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
The Crusher on the Raquette River Paddling The Raquette River Boat Launch on Route 3, locally known as "The Crusher," offers a... 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
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
Deer Pond Deer pond is a very easy access from Massawepie Road and can be launched upon in a couple different... Read More
Lows Lake The remote and serene backcountry paddle into Lows Lake is the perfect spot for a multi-day... 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
Boottree Pond The carry trail follows an old forested road, long since changed over to a foot path. The trail... Read More
Pine Pond To access Pine Pond you will need to paddle across Massawepie Lake and locate the western most bay... 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
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
Round Lake Paddling Round Lake is located south of Tupper Lake on the way to Long Lake. With multiple camp... Read More
Raquette Falls Hiking Raquette Falls is much more popular as a ski trail, but it does get a bit of use during non... Read More
Tupper Lake Paddling A visit to Tupper Lake isn't complete without a visit to the lake itself. This expansive... Read More
Hoel Pond Fishing If you're looking for landlocked salmon, Hoel Pond is the place to go. Summer's hotter... Read More
Piercefield Flow Paddling The Piercefield Flow is a section of the Raquette River that has been flooded due to a... 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
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
Stony Creek Ponds to Axton Landing Paddling This is a great trip for beginning paddlers! Meandering through streams, ponds, and... Read More

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