Tupper Lake Triad

The Tupper Lake Triad

Do you dream of being a 46er but don't know where to start? Are you a seasoned hiker and looking for a fun way to spike your children's enthusiasm for mountain climbing? Are you simply looking for a fun challenge that won't take you weeks -- or years -- to complete? The Tupper Lake Triad has what you need!

A year-round Adirondack hiking challenge

In 2015, a new hiking challenge called the Tupper Lake Triad was launched in the Tupper Lake region of the Adirondacks. The three family-friendly mountains boast outstanding views of the surrounding mountains and lakes from their summits, which are reached via well-maintained and well-marked state Department of Environmental Conservation trails. After successfully hiking all three peaks, register on the official Triad roster and receive a patch -- and bragging rights, of course.

Meet the peaks

Earn an Adirondack hiking challenge patch by climbing the following three mountains, each of which is within a short drive of Tupper Lake:

  • Mount Arab
    A fire tower awaits those who make the moderately steep climb up this mountain. Mount Arab also counts as one of the Adirondack fire tower hiking challenge peaks.
    Distance, one way: 1 mile | Elevation: 2545 feet | Ascent: 764 feet
     
  • Coney Mountain 
    Enjoy superior views with little effort from Coney's rocky summit. Be sure to return in summer to enjoy some of the wild blueberries that dominate the open summit.
    Distance, one way: 1.1 miles | Elevation: 2280 feet | Ascent: 548 feet
     
  • Goodman Mountain 
    This mountain, named after civil rights activist Andrew Goodman, has it all: History, wheelchair accessibility for the first quarter mile, and great views from the summit.
    Distance, one way: 1.7 miles | Elevation: 2178 feet | Ascent: 581 feet

How to register

There are two different patches, summer and winter, that you can receive for completing the Tupper Lake Triad.

  • Summer Triad: Hike all three peaks between March 21 and Dec. 19 to receive the summer hiking patch.
  • Winter Triad: Hike all three peaks between Dec. 20 and March 20 to receive the winter hiking patch.

Once completed, download the Tupper Lake Triad registration form and mail it with your $5 registration fee to: TL Triad, 121 Park Street, Tupper Lake, NY 12986.

Please make checks payable to ROOST (Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism)

Ready for more?

The Tupper Lake Triad is a great way to get warmed up for some of the other hiking challenges in the Adirondacks. Check out the Saranac Lake 6er, the Lake Placid 9'er, or the Tri-Lakes Trifecta challenges!

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.

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Tupper Lake Triad

# Name City, State Date Started Date Completed
5303. Sam Ludlam Norwood, New York 08/10/2019 08/10/2019
5302. Cameron Moreno Yorktown Heights, New York 08/03/2019 08/04/2019
5301. Cecilia Mehta Washington, District Of Columbia 08/18/2019 08/21/2019
5300. shaun Moreno Yorktown Heights, New York 08/03/2019 08/04/2019
5299. Sarah Flisikowski Kingston, ON 07/26/2019 07/28/2019
5298. Jaya Mehta Washington, District Of Columbia 08/18/2019 08/21/2019
5297. James Quant Norwood, New York 08/10/2019 08/10/2019
5296. Lori Bennett Blue Mountain Lake, New York 08/03/2019 08/09/2019
5295. Leah Rice Pittsford, New York 03/22/2019 05/26/2019
5294. Steven Kirk Gloversville, New York 07/27/2019 07/27/2019
5293. Ian Sempowski Kingston, ON 07/05/2019 07/07/2019
5292. Robert Rice Pittsford, New York 03/22/2019 05/26/2019
5291. Deven Crill Forestport, New York 07/27/2019 07/27/2019
5290. Kimberly Kirk Gloversville, New York 07/27/2019 07/27/2019
5289. Lynn Fowler Wilmimgton, New York 08/15/2019 08/15/2019
5288. Hannah Machalek Owego, New York 09/01/2017 08/09/2018
5287. Matthew Dobner Honeoye Falls, New York 07/09/2019 07/09/2019
5286. Jonell Winters Kettering, Ohio 05/25/2019 08/15/2019
5285. Krista Seelman Forestport, New York 07/27/2019 07/27/2019
5284. Sue Machalek Owego, New York 09/01/2017 08/09/2018
5283. Charlie Winters Kettering, Ohio 05/25/2019 08/15/2019
5282. Mark Machalek Owego, New York 09/01/2017 08/09/2018
5281. Michael Baker Ballston Spa, New York 07/28/2019 07/28/2019
5280. Joe Weisman Kettering, Ohio 06/21/2019 06/22/2019
5279. Audrey Foote Utica, New York 07/29/2019 07/29/2019

Tupper Lake Winter Triad

# Name City, State Date Started Date Completed
11. Leah Warth Rochester, New York 12/27/2018 12/27/2018
10. Leah Warth Rochester, New York 12/27/2018 12/27/2018
9. Patricia Warth Delmar, New York 12/27/2018 12/27/2018
8. Braiden Rivers Morrisonville, New York 02/19/2017 12/29/2018
7. Kristie Wikane Stone Ridge, New York 12/23/2018 12/23/2018
6. James Quant Norwood, New York 03/17/2019 03/17/2019
5. Robert Juravich Wilmington, New York 03/20/2019 03/20/2019
4. Tom Sauter Wanakena, New York 03/20/2019 03/20/2019
3. David Diaz Utica, New York 12/20/2018 12/20/2018
2. Tyler Brown Lake Placid, New York 11/10/2018 02/16/2019

Tupper Lake Canine Triad

# Name Dog Name City, State Date Started Date Completed
43. David Gauff Mika Lake Luzerne, New York 09/10/2017 08/25/2019
42. Steve Moss Pabla the rabbit Glenville, New York 08/05/2019 08/06/2019
41. Gina Eakefield Sam Jamestown, New York 08/12/2019 08/14/2019
40. Betsy DeWitte Bodhi Ontario, New York 08/20/2019 08/30/2019
39. Steven Wilson Rowan Toronto, ON 08/02/2019 08/04/2019
38. Olivia Busuttil-Cashman Valcour Morrisonville, New York 06/07/2019 06/07/2019
37. Olivia Busuttil-Cashman Jo Morrisonville, New York 06/07/2019 06/07/2019
36. Sandra Buckingham Ramsey Croghan, New York 08/15/2019 08/15/2019
35. Sandra Buckingham Jacodie Croghan, New York 08/15/2019 08/15/2019
34. Eldric Bretthauer Wangler Bocephus Bretthauer Plattsburgh, New York 08/11/2019 08/12/2019