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Tupper Lake is the perfect basecamp for your summer vacation. With amazing family-friendly amenities like Little Wolf Beach, the world renowned Wild Center, and Adirondack Sky Center and Observatory, Tupper Lake is the perfect family vacation spot. Great dining options, a popular local brewery, and affordable accommodations make vacationing in Tupper Lake a no brainer. But maybe you have been to Tupper Lake before, and are looking for some new experiences? We’ve got the answer for you.

Located in the heart of the Adirondacks, it’s just a short drive to any destination in the Park from Tupper Lake. Tupper Lake is within an hour to many popular attractions in the Adirondack Park. Spend a day in Lake Placid, take the kids to Water Safari in Old Forge, stop by Blue Mountain Lake to check out the Adirondack Experience, Museum on Blue Mountain Lake. There is lots to discover!

Plan a 4 day summer vacation to Tupper Lake!

Day 1 - Water Safari, Old Forge

About 65 miles from Tupper Lake is a kids dream, where the fun never stops. Pick a warm sunny day to visit Enchanted Forest, Water Safari and your kids will think their parents rock! From water rides, dry rides, a circus, and more, Water Safari is sure to leave your kids happy and exhausted, sleeping all the way home!

Colorful waterslides at an amusement park in summer.
Photo from www.watersafari.com

Enchanted Forest Water Safari is one of New York’s largest water theme parks, with over 50 rides and attractions. Enjoy a day of fun in the sun in Old Forge and return to Tupper Lake to rest your head for your next summer adventure.

Day 2 - Lake Placid

Lake Placid is about a 40 minute drive from Tupper Lake, and is full of Olympic history. From a gondola ride (or car ride) up Whiteface Mountain, to a mountain coaster at Mount Van Hovenberg, checking out the Olympic ski jumps, and more, spend a day marveling in Olympic history in Lake Placid.

3 people take in the view from the summit of Whiteface Mountain
The summit of Whiteface Mountain is accessible for all!

Stroll Main Street and stop into all the different shops, then find a unique spot to have a drink and an awesome meal. Craft breweries abound in Lake Placid; schedule a tasting while you are in town.

Day 3 - Stay in Tupper Lake and visit The Wild Center again!

Skip traveling today - stay in Tupper Lake! Even if you have been to The Wild Center before, it’s worth a trip back. We guarantee there is something you missed during your first visit. The staff at The Wild Center are always adding new exhibits and new features, indoors and out, so it’s worth a yearly visit each time you visit Tupper Lake.

Exploring the suspended bridges on the Wild Walk

Take in the views from Wild Walk, discover the nature trails and the oxbow, and wander through iForest. Head back to the Park Street district for lunch and check out our shops, almost all of which sell handmade goods made right there by the owners.

Day 4 - A day in Blue Mountain Lake

Blue Mountain Lake is a tiny community in Hamilton County, about 45 minutes away from Tupper Lake. It is a perfect day trip, being home to the Adirondack Experience, Museum on Blue Mountain Lake. You can spend a day exploring their campus, and all of their interesting and hands-on exhibits.

Exploring one of the many exhibits at The Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake

Pack your swimsuits and towels; once you have finished at the museum, hit the beach! Blue Mountain Lake has a great public beach right in the heart of town, with views that are breathtaking. Catch some sun and cool off in the lake before walking right down the road to Strong Rope Taproom. Grab a pint and some delicious food truck fare, all on the shores of Blue Mountain Lake.

Enjoying an ice cream cone at Tupper Lake's Skyline Ice Cream!

Tupper Lake, being in the heart of the Adirondacks, is the place to stay, even while exploring other communities in the Adirondack Park. With affordable lodging (don’t believe me? Check out our lodging properties) and family friendly amenities, make Tupper Lake the basecamp for your summer vacation.

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