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.

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

Star Lake Star Lake is public to all but this small sliver of land is privately owned. This access is your... Read More
John Dillon Park Camping A fully accessible wilderness area located near Tupper Lake, it has picnic areas for day... 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
Horseshoe Lake Paddling Horseshoe Lake is located in the Horseshoe Lake Wild Forest. There are three perfect... Read More
Round Lake The only way to explore Round Lake is by water. With paddling, birding and camping available, it is... 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
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
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
Stony Creek Ponds to Axton Landing Paddling This is a great trip for beginning paddlers! Meandering through streams, ponds, and... 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
Deer Pond Deer pond is a very easy access from Massawepie Road and can be launched upon in a couple different... Read More
Lake Lila Paddling Lake Lila is located in the William C. Whitney Wilderness Area in Hamilton County. It is... 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
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 Lake to Tupper Lake Paddling This is a classic flatwater three-to-four day trip through gorgeous wilderness. A must do... 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
Long Pond Long Pond is just that, long and a bit narrower than others. Long Pond can be access from the north... Read More

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