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.

William C. Whitney Area Trail System The William C. Whitney Wilderness Area is a paddlers paradise. But that said, there are hiking... 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
  
Hoel Pond Fishing If you’re looking for landlocked salmon, Hoel Pond is the place to go. Summer’s hotter... Read More
  
Lows Lake The remote and serene backcountry paddle into Lows Lake is the perfect spot for a multi-day... 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
  
Boottree Pond The carry trail follows an old forested road, long since changed over to a foot path. The trail... Read More
  
Tupper Lake Paddling A visit to Tupper Lake isn't complete without a visit to the lake itself. This expansive... 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
  
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
  
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
  
Simon Pond Situated just south of the village of Tupper Lake, Simon Pond is essentially a flood plain of the... Read More
  
Horseshoe Pond Horseshoe is possibly the most attractive pond in the Massawepie Area and one that might be... Read More
  
Little Tupper Lake Little Tupper Lake is a local favorite, a beautiful spot for fishing, camping, paddling, and more... 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
  
Lake Lila Lake Lila is located in the William C. Whitney Wilderness Area in Hamilton County. It is a remote,... 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
  
Raquette Pond Raquette Pond lies north of Tupper Lake and is a manmade lake from a dam located just a bit further... 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
  
Catamount Pond Paddling Catamount is best approached and launched from Route 3 along a narrow path to a small... Read More
  
Lows Lower Dam to Hitchins Pond This remote area has abundant wetlands, including vibrant marsh communities with rare plant species... Read More
  

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