New Season, New Shoes

You don’t have to give up on hiking just because it’s winter! Strap on a pair of snowshoes and enjoy the snow-covered trails in and around Tupper Lake. Many of the hiking trails make for a great snowshoeing trek. The groomed cross-country trails at the James C. Frenette Sr. Recreational Trails are also snowshoe-friendly. 

Try It - You'll Like It!

Don’t have snowshoes? No worries! Complimentary snowshoes are offered to all Wild Center guests with your paid admission. So after exploring the indoor exhibits, step outside and snowshoe to the glorious oxbow on the Raquette River, the inspiration for The Wild Center's logo.

Love Your ADK

In winter, it is especially important to come prepared and practice ways to Love Your ADK; the best way to avoid emergencies is to properly plan and prepare for your trip. 

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

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Always Breathtaking

Mark Jessie sees a side of the Adirondack Mountains that most people don't. While most of us are nestled in our beds or just pouring that first cup of high-octane coffee to meet the coming day, Jessie is already out in the mountain air, pursuing an...

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Winter Hikes

With over a foot of new snow in January, I finally had the chance to get out on my snowshoes and cross country skis. I was looking for a variety of different trails so I could use both my skis and snowshoes. Luckily, Tupper Lake has a great range of...

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The road is very flat and used as a snowmobile trail so it will be hard packed and easy to kick and glide upon. Along the 2.3 miles on Horseshoe Lake Road there are nice views over Horseshoe Lake and some wetland areas. Snowshoeing and Cross-Country...
28885
The Sheep Meadow Trail leads to a former sheep meadow. These days, the sheep are on farms closer to the Lake Champlain Coast. But the gentle terrain makes this longer hike easier, for all skill levels.
4282
The road is very flat and used as a snowmobile trail so it will be hard packed and easy to kick and glide upon. Along the 2.3 miles on Horseshoe Lake Road there are nice views over Horseshoe Lake and some wetland areas. Snowshoeing and Cross-Country...
28885
This is a relatively new trail and not on most people’s radar so it gets much less use that other trails in the region. Hike a flat trail through an open forest, which is very quiet and peaceful.
4321
This old road used to be Highway 10 between Long Lake and Tupper Lake; it has now been turned into a wonderful trail that leads to Goodman Mountain.
2938
Round Pond is not the official name for this pond; in fact, it is not labeled with a name at all. However, there is a trail leading to the carry from Follensby Clear Pond.
3188
As the winter whites begins to cover the town of Tupper Lake, the Tupper Lake Golf Club transforms into a glorious groomed cross-country ski center.
2958
This trail, at this time is not marked, and can be found under various conditions of use.
4332
As far as views go, this is one of the best in the area and should not be missed. This is an easy summit hike that is great for kids, and kids at heart.
4305
Lake Lila is located south of Tupper Lake on the way to Long Lake. Surrounded by campsites along the shores of Lake Lila, and camp sites available on Spruce Island and Buck Island, this is a great spot to take a multi-day paddle.
28897
For the better part of the last century, Blue Mountain has been one of the most frequently climbed Adirondack mountains. And for good reason! The striking view, with Blue Mountain Lake below, is very popular among locals and visitors alike.
28771
Deer Pond is the finest destination point and you may find that to be enough; don't feel that the entire loop is the only way to go. This entire loop is attractive in any season.
4303
The Sheep Meadow Trail leads to a former sheep meadow. These days, the sheep are on farms closer to the Lake Champlain Coast. But the gentle terrain makes this longer hike easier, for all skill levels.
4282
This is part of the Cranberry Lake Waterfall Tour and a great Adirondack experience.
4330
This is part of the Cranberry Lake Waterfall Tour and Lampson Falls is the final waterfall along the tour and the most dramatic.
4316
High Falls is on the Oswegatchie River in the northwestern Adirondacks. The falls are not that tall, but wonderfully lively.
4334
This trail between the Fish Creek and Rollins Pond campgrounds is a lovely way to explore these campground spaces in winter. Plenty of frozen ponds and scenic interest.
2970
Lake Lila is located south of Tupper Lake on the way to Long Lake. Surrounded by campsites along the shores of Lake Lila, and camp sites available on Spruce Island and Buck Island, this is a great spot to take a multi-day paddle.
28897
The Five Pond Wilderness is one of the most significant areas that can be accessed from Wanakena.
4304
High Falls is on the Oswegatchie River in the northwestern Adirondacks. The falls are not that tall, but wonderfully lively.
4334
This is a little-known route to a dramatic waterfall known locally as Pa’s Falls, after the memorial stones next to the Bog River. In its current state, this trail is not recommend to anyone who’s new to hiking.
24442
St. Regis Mountain is a fairly long hike, but the gradually increasing difficulty puts its spectacular fire tower views within reach of most hikers. There are also fantastic views from the peak's open ledges, making this hike a favorite!
2972
This is a wonderful trail through a mixed forest of mostly evergreens. The trail was designed in a lollipop loop formation, so you can loop back to your car. The trail enters the forest and goes through a large stand of spruce and pines. At just over 0.
2796
Little Tupper Lake (Whitney) Headquarters is off the Sabbattis Road, the entrance road is on the left. A hand boat launch and accessible restrooms are located here. (44.0495?N, 74.5832?W) Google Map (leaves DEC website)
28826
This hike can be extended with spur trails for more pond exploration. Despite the name, motor vehicles are not allowed on the trail by the general public. However, the designation does allow for mountain and fat biking, skiing, hiking, and snowshoeing.
2936
This old road used to be Highway 10 between Long Lake and Tupper Lake; it has now been turned into a wonderful trail that leads to Goodman Mountain.
2938
St. Regis Mountain is a fairly long hike, but the gradually increasing difficulty puts its spectacular fire tower views within reach of most hikers. There are also fantastic views from the peak's open ledges, making this hike a favorite!
2972
The road is very flat and used as a snowmobile trail so it will be hard packed and easy to kick and glide upon. Along the 2.3 miles on Horseshoe Lake Road there are nice views over Horseshoe Lake and some wetland areas. Snowshoeing and Cross-Country...
28885
As the winter whites begins to cover the town of Tupper Lake, the Tupper Lake Golf Club transforms into a glorious groomed cross-country ski center.
2958
Little Tupper Lake (Whitney) Headquarters is off the Sabbattis Road, the entrance road is on the left. A hand boat launch and accessible restrooms are located here. (44.0495?N, 74.5832?W) Google Map (leaves DEC website)
28826
From the small trailhead you can follow the well-developed trail along the shore of the Grass River. Sinclair Falls is more of a cascade rather than a vertical waterfall, but very scenic nonetheless.  
4329
Little Tupper Lake (Whitney) Headquarters is off the Sabbattis Road, the entrance road is on the left. A hand boat launch and accessible restrooms are located here. (44.0495?N, 74.5832?W) Google Map (leaves DEC website)
28826
The road is very flat and used as a snowmobile trail so it will be hard packed and easy to kick and glide upon. Along the 2.3 miles on Horseshoe Lake Road there are nice views over Horseshoe Lake and some wetland areas. Snowshoeing and Cross-Country...
28885
The hike up Jenkins is long but it isn't terribly difficult, making it perfect for anyone seeking a nice woods ramble that ends in a great view. 
3550
At less than a mile long, this pond is a perfect for families and for anyone who wants to stretch their legs.
4275
This is part of the Cranberry Lake Waterfall Tour which is just as impressive in winter as in summer, making this tour a year-round Adirondack experience.
2947
Lake Lila is located south of Tupper Lake on the way to Long Lake. Surrounded by campsites along the shores of Lake Lila, and camp sites available on Spruce Island and Buck Island, this is a great spot to take a multi-day paddle.
28897
Goodnow is a very prominent peak when seen from Route 28N. This ragged-looking mountain is home to one of the remaining fire towers in the Adirondacks.
3193
The Raquette Falls Trail is one of the most popular Adirondack backcountry ski routes in winter, and a wonderful hiking route along the river in summer.
4307
This hike can be extended with spur trails for more pond exploration. Despite the name, motor vehicles are not allowed on the trail by the general public. However, the designation does allow for mountain and fat biking, skiing, hiking, and snowshoeing.
2936
The hike up Jenkins is long but it isn't terribly difficult, making it perfect for anyone seeking a nice woods ramble that ends in a great view. 
3550
Mount Arab is a fire tower peak that's a short drive to Piercefield from Tupper Lake. This relatively easy hike is also a popular snowshoeing destination.
3558
Deer Pond is the finest destination point and you may find that to be enough; don't feel that the entire loop is the only way to go. This entire loop is attractive in any season.
4303
The Seward Range is one of the most remote in the Adirondack High Peaks and it consists of Seward, Donaldson, Emmons, and Seymour mountains. Seymour is separated from the other three by Ouluska Pass. This hike describes climbing Seward, Donaldson, and...
63960
This is a wonderful trail through a mixed forest of mostly evergreens. The trail was designed in a lollipop loop formation, so you can loop back to your car. The trail enters the forest and goes through a large stand of spruce and pines. At just over 0.
2796
Little Tupper Lake (Whitney) Headquarters is off the Sabbattis Road, the entrance road is on the left. A hand boat launch and accessible restrooms are located here. (44.0495?N, 74.5832?W) Google Map (leaves DEC website)
28826
Little Tupper Lake (Whitney) Headquarters is off the Sabbattis Road, the entrance road is on the left. A hand boat launch and accessible restrooms are located here. (44.0495?N, 74.5832?W) Google Map (leaves DEC website)
28826
Floodwood Mountain is an excellent hike for the entire family. The terrain is moderate with only a short amount of steep sections.
4302
The hike up Jenkins is long but it isn't terribly difficult, making it perfect for anyone seeking a nice woods ramble that ends in a great view. 
3550
Mount Arab is a fire tower peak that's a short drive to Piercefield from Tupper Lake. This relatively easy hike is also a popular snowshoeing destination.
3558
Located in between Tupper Lake and Saranac Lake off of the Coreys Road, the Blueberry Trail is a moderate, low elevation hike which is dog friendly.
38918
This is a relatively new trail and not on most people’s radar so it gets much less use that other trails in the region. Hike a flat trail through an open forest, which is very quiet and peaceful.
4321
The Seward Range is one of the most remote in the Adirondack High Peaks and it consists of Seward, Donaldson, Emmons, and Seymour mountains. Seymour is separated from the other three by Ouluska Pass. This hike describes climbing Seward, Donaldson, and...
63960
Lake Lila is located south of Tupper Lake on the way to Long Lake. Surrounded by campsites along the shores of Lake Lila, and camp sites available on Spruce Island and Buck Island, this is a great spot to take a multi-day paddle.
28897
The Five Pond Wilderness is one of the most significant areas that can be accessed from Wanakena.
4304
This trail between the Fish Creek and Rollins Pond campgrounds is a lovely way to explore these campground spaces in winter. Plenty of frozen ponds and scenic interest.
2970
The road is very flat and used as a snowmobile trail so it will be hard packed and easy to kick and glide upon. Along the 2.3 miles on Horseshoe Lake Road there are nice views over Horseshoe Lake and some wetland areas. Snowshoeing and Cross-Country...
28885
Mount Arab is a fire tower peak that's a short drive to Piercefield from Tupper Lake. This relatively easy hike is also a popular snowshoeing destination.
3558
The Seward Range is one of the most remote in the Adirondack High Peaks and it consists of Seward, Donaldson, Emmons, and Seymour mountains. Seymour is separated from the other three by Ouluska Pass. This hike describes climbing Seward, Donaldson, and...
63960
This is a little-known route to a dramatic waterfall known locally as Pa’s Falls, after the memorial stones next to the Bog River. In its current state, this trail is not recommend to anyone who’s new to hiking.
24442
The Sheep Meadow Trail leads to a former sheep meadow. These days, the sheep are on farms closer to the Lake Champlain Coast. But the gentle terrain makes this longer hike easier, for all skill levels.
4282
From the small trailhead you can follow the well-developed trail along the shore of the Grass River. Sinclair Falls is more of a cascade rather than a vertical waterfall, but very scenic nonetheless.  
4329
The Raquette Falls Trail is one of the most popular Adirondack backcountry ski routes in winter, and a wonderful hiking route along the river in summer.
4307
This hike can be extended with spur trails for more pond exploration. Despite the name, motor vehicles are not allowed on the trail by the general public. However, the designation does allow for mountain and fat biking, skiing, hiking, and snowshoeing.
2936
Just over half a mile round trip, this pond is scenic, beautiful, and a worthy destination.
4276
This is a wonderful trail through a mixed forest of mostly evergreens. The trail was designed in a lollipop loop formation, so you can loop back to your car. The trail enters the forest and goes through a large stand of spruce and pines. At just over 0.
2796
This is part of the Cranberry Lake Waterfall Tour, which is just as impressive in winter as in summer,
4253
At less than a mile long, this pond is a perfect for families and for anyone who wants to stretch their legs.
4275
Bear Mountain is located in the Cranberry Lake State Campground, but can be accessed via Route 3 as well for a longer hike.
4323
Located in between Tupper Lake and Saranac Lake off of the Coreys Road, the Blueberry Trail is a moderate, low elevation hike which is dog friendly.
38918
Floodwood Mountain is an excellent hike for the entire family. The terrain is moderate with only a short amount of steep sections.
4302
Seymour Mountain is the stand alone peak of the Seward Range and located on the opposite side of Ouluska Pass and separated from Seward, Donaldson and Emmons by a very deep valley.
4300
This is part of the Cranberry Lake Waterfall Tour and a great Adirondack experience.
4330
The Five Pond Wilderness is one of the most significant areas that can be accessed from Wanakena.
4304
Visit a very old, very tall pine tree to experience the REAL Adirondacks from another time!
2956
From the parking area, locate the gated road and hike down this. Continue for a couple hundred feet to the trail on the right. This trail will pass through the campus forest and cross a few back roads that are used by the campus. Eventually the trail...
4326
Janacks Landing is a great, mostly flat hike to a remote wilderness lean-to on Dead Creek Flow.
4313
Deer Pond is the finest destination point and you may find that to be enough; don't feel that the entire loop is the only way to go. This entire loop is attractive in any season.
4303
Just over half a mile round trip, this pond is scenic, beautiful, and a worthy destination.
4276
The road is very flat and used as a snowmobile trail so it will be hard packed and easy to kick and glide upon. Along the 2.3 miles on Horseshoe Lake Road there are nice views over Horseshoe Lake and some wetland areas. Snowshoeing and Cross-Country...
28885
Janacks Landing is a great, mostly flat hike to a remote wilderness lean-to on Dead Creek Flow.
4313
As far as views go, this is one of the best in the area and should not be missed. This is an easy summit hike that is great for kids, and kids at heart.
4305
The Raquette Falls Trail is one of the most popular Adirondack backcountry ski routes in winter, and a wonderful hiking route along the river in summer.
4307
Located in between Tupper Lake and Saranac Lake off of the Coreys Road, the Blueberry Trail is a moderate, low elevation hike which is dog friendly.
38918
Located in between Tupper Lake and Saranac Lake off of the Coreys Road, the Blueberry Trail is a moderate, low elevation hike which is dog friendly.
38918
Seymour Mountain is the stand alone peak of the Seward Range and located on the opposite side of Ouluska Pass and separated from Seward, Donaldson and Emmons by a very deep valley.
4300
Bear Mountain is located in the Cranberry Lake State Campground, but can be accessed via Route 3 as well for a longer hike.
4323
This trail, at this time is not marked, and can be found under various conditions of use.
4332
This is part of the Cranberry Lake Waterfall Tour which is just as impressive in winter as in summer, making this tour a year-round Adirondack experience.
2947
Little Tupper Lake (Whitney) Headquarters is off the Sabbattis Road, the entrance road is on the left. A hand boat launch and accessible restrooms are located here. (44.0495?N, 74.5832?W) Google Map (leaves DEC website)
28826
St. Regis Mountain is a fairly long hike, but the gradually increasing difficulty puts its spectacular fire tower views within reach of most hikers. There are also fantastic views from the peak's open ledges, making this hike a favorite!
2972
This is a relatively new trail and not on most people’s radar so it gets much less use that other trails in the region. Hike a flat trail through an open forest, which is very quiet and peaceful.
4321
From the small trailhead you can follow the well-developed trail along the shore of the Grass River. Sinclair Falls is more of a cascade rather than a vertical waterfall, but very scenic nonetheless.  
4329
This hike can be extended with spur trails for more pond exploration. Despite the name, motor vehicles are not allowed on the trail by the general public. However, the designation does allow for mountain and fat biking, skiing, hiking, and snowshoeing.
2936
Visit a very old, very tall pine tree to experience the REAL Adirondacks from another time!
2956
This is part of the Cranberry Lake Waterfall Tour, which is just as impressive in winter as in summer,
4253
Located in between Tupper Lake and Saranac Lake off of the Coreys Road, the Blueberry Trail is a moderate, low elevation hike which is dog friendly.
38918
This is part of the Cranberry Lake Waterfall Tour and a great Adirondack experience.
4330
This trail between the Fish Creek and Rollins Pond campgrounds is a lovely way to explore these campground spaces in winter. Plenty of frozen ponds and scenic interest.
2970
Visit a very old, very tall pine tree to experience the REAL Adirondacks from another time!
2956
Visit a very old, very tall pine tree to experience the REAL Adirondacks from another time!
2956
The Five Pond Wilderness is one of the most significant areas that can be accessed from Wanakena.
4304
High Falls is on the Oswegatchie River in the northwestern Adirondacks. The falls are not that tall, but wonderfully lively.
4334
Lake Lila is located south of Tupper Lake on the way to Long Lake. Surrounded by campsites along the shores of Lake Lila, and camp sites available on Spruce Island and Buck Island, this is a great spot to take a multi-day paddle.
28897
This rather prominent peak in the Long Lake area is made up of four separate summits, two of which are referred to as the horns. These horns give the mountain the look of an owls head.
3211
The Sheep Meadow Trail leads to a former sheep meadow. These days, the sheep are on farms closer to the Lake Champlain Coast. But the gentle terrain makes this longer hike easier, for all skill levels.
4282
This trail, at this time is not marked, and can be found under various conditions of use.
4332
As the winter whites begins to cover the town of Tupper Lake, the Tupper Lake Golf Club transforms into a glorious groomed cross-country ski center.
2958
Round Pond is not the official name for this pond; in fact, it is not labeled with a name at all. However, there is a trail leading to the carry from Follensby Clear Pond.
3188
Floodwood Mountain is an excellent hike for the entire family. The terrain is moderate with only a short amount of steep sections.
4302
From the parking area, locate the gated road and hike down this. Continue for a couple hundred feet to the trail on the right. This trail will pass through the campus forest and cross a few back roads that are used by the campus. Eventually the trail...
4326
As far as views go, this is one of the best in the area and should not be missed. This is an easy summit hike that is great for kids, and kids at heart.
4305
This is a wonderful trail through a mixed forest of mostly evergreens. The trail was designed in a lollipop loop formation, so you can loop back to your car. The trail enters the forest and goes through a large stand of spruce and pines. At just over 0.
2796
High Falls is on the Oswegatchie River in the northwestern Adirondacks. The falls are not that tall, but wonderfully lively.
4334
This trail between the Fish Creek and Rollins Pond campgrounds is a lovely way to explore these campground spaces in winter. Plenty of frozen ponds and scenic interest.
2970
Little Tupper Lake (Whitney) Headquarters is off the Sabbattis Road, the entrance road is on the left. A hand boat launch and accessible restrooms are located here. (44.0495?N, 74.5832?W) Google Map (leaves DEC website)
28826
For the better part of the last century, Blue Mountain has been one of the most frequently climbed Adirondack mountains. And for good reason! The striking view, with Blue Mountain Lake below, is very popular among locals and visitors alike.
28771
Seymour Mountain is the stand alone peak of the Seward Range and located on the opposite side of Ouluska Pass and separated from Seward, Donaldson and Emmons by a very deep valley.
4300
This rather prominent peak in the Long Lake area is made up of four separate summits, two of which are referred to as the horns. These horns give the mountain the look of an owls head.
3211
This old road used to be Highway 10 between Long Lake and Tupper Lake; it has now been turned into a wonderful trail that leads to Goodman Mountain.
2938
Lake Lila is located south of Tupper Lake on the way to Long Lake. Surrounded by campsites along the shores of Lake Lila, and camp sites available on Spruce Island and Buck Island, this is a great spot to take a multi-day paddle.
28897
The Raquette Falls Trail is one of the most popular Adirondack backcountry ski routes in winter, and a wonderful hiking route along the river in summer.
4307
Goodnow is a very prominent peak when seen from Route 28N. This ragged-looking mountain is home to one of the remaining fire towers in the Adirondacks.
3193