More stars than Hollywood

Known for its dark skies, Tupper Lake has become a well-known and much-admired stargazing destination. In fact, it's some of the best night sky viewing in the northeast! Thanks to a lack of light pollution, the area's skies stay dark, letting the wonders of the night sky truly shine. The community here loves celebrating astronomy and has focused on keeping light pollution to an absolute minimum. So whether you're new to stargazing, or you're a dedicated observer, you'll love the magic of Tupper's skies.

Adirondack Sky Center & Observatory

The dark skies and community involvement made Tupper Lake the ideal home for the ever-growing Adirondack Sky Center & Observatory, which offers free public programming, including stargazing parties, lectures, and special events. The Sky Center operates a roll-off roof observatory near Little Wolf Beach. Several telescopes on site and regular Friday night stargazing sessions (weather permitting) led by knowledgeable volunteers make for great opportunities to learn, see, and explore!


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Excellent Stargazing Locations

Coney Mountain

A fun hike at less than one mile up, Coney is known for its rock faced summit. Here you have uninterrupted, 360 degree views, making it an amazing spot to view the night sky.

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Moody Bridge

(also known as the Route 30 causeway). Easily accessible, with plenty of room to park off the road, the causeway is a wide-open spot great for looking up!

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Rock Island Bay

One of the last scenic pull off spots on Route 30 before hitting Bog River Falls, Rock Island Bay provides tons of views of Tupper Lake. This is a great place to pull off and see the stars reflecting off the water.

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Infinite Wonder

The night sky is an amazing thing. Think about it this way: every star you look at is quite literally a part of the past. As fast as light travels -- nothing travels faster -- it still takes thousands and often millions of years to travel through the...

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The Perfect Place to Stargaze

Take a look up at the night sky. It's full of amazing things: stars, planets, nebulae, whole galaxies that make our home seem like a speck of dust. Whether you're an avid stargazer or you just like gazing with wonder at the vast expanse above, the...

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Spectacular Wonders of the Night Sky

Growing up, how many of us made a wish on a falling star? The experience of seeing a bright, glimmering spark streaking across the night sky is a delight that fills one with wonder. Whether our wishes come true or not, nature has given us a lovely gift.

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Keep Looking Up! Stargazing in 2021

I won't say that this is a guide to night sky events only, because there are some neat things to be seen in daytime, as well! May 26 - Full moon, supermoon! June 10 - Annular solar eclipse July 28, 29 - Delta Aquarids meteor shower August 12, 13...