Hiking in the Adirondacks

Explore our trails

An authentic Adirondack experience is not complete without spending some quality time on the trail, and Tupper Lake has a range of hiking options for adventurers of all ages and abilities. Discover scenic waterfalls on a rolling multi-use trail, climb to a mountaintop with amazing 360-degree panoramic views, and explore everything in-between. 

  • Take an easy walk along the nature trails at The Wild Center, located right in Tupper Lake.

  • Grab a bite to-go from one of Tupper Lake's many options for take-out and explore the continuously growing network of shared-use James C. Frenette Sr. recreational trails.

  • Challenge yourself to the Tupper Lake Triad hiking challenge — three family-friendly peaks that boast stellar panoramic views of the Adirondacks. 

Hike safely during hunting season 

Hiking during the fall season is a magical time to catch colorful foliage and enjoy the trails. However, fall also brings with it hunting season in the Adirondacks. During this time, hunters may also be out and about in our shared outdoors. It's important to stay alert and know who you’re on the trails with. Always prioritize safety during hunting season to enjoy your hike without incidents. We know how essential it is to prepare for your next hiking trip during hunting season, and we've come prepared with all the info you need! For more guidance on hunting zones, dates, and times, visit the NYS DEC website to learn more.

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. To be best prepared, be sure to pack hiking essentials!

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