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

Round Pond Round Pond is a part of a chain of ponds and lakes on the Massawepie Scout Camp property. A carry... 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
Long Pond Long Pond is just that, long and a bit narrower than others. Long Pond can be access from the north... 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 Falls The Raquette Falls Trail is one of the most popular Adirondack backcountry ski routes in winter,... 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
Massawepie Lake Paddling The major boat launch for Massawepie Lake is a very popular destination and over the... 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
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
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
Axton Landing to the Crusher Paddling Starting at Axton Landing, you will need to paddle about eleven miles to The Crusher... 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
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
John Dillon Park Camping A fully accessible wilderness area located near Tupper Lake, it has picnic areas for day... Read More

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