A year-round Adirondack hiking challenge

The Adirondacks is the home of hiking challenges, and the most family-friendly of those is conveniently located in Tupper Lake. The Tupper Lake Triad consists of three family-friendly mountains, boasting outstanding views of the surrounding mountains and lakes from their summits, which are reached via well-maintained and well-marked trails.

With just three mountains needed to complete the Tupper Lake Triad, you can work on this one over a weekend or wrap it up in the morning and have lunch in town in the afternoon. The Triad is the perfect starter challenge for those just getting into hiking or for hikers looking to expand their patch and sticker collection.

A girl holding a hiking patch
Two people watching the sunset from a firetower
Two people walking on a trail through the forest
A couple kids hiking on a trail

Meet the Peaks

Eternal fame and glory are just three mountains away! But before you hit the trail, be sure you have all the hiking essentials first to ensure your trip is safe and enjoyable. Okay, now that you all have the gear, it's time to introduce the Tupper Lake Triad peaks.

Try the Triad in summer and winter

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.

What to do after you finish the Tupper Lake Triad?

After successfully hiking all three peaks, register on the official Triad roster and receive a patch -- and bragging rights, of course. Registration can even be done online, leaving you more time to get out and discover more trails.

For more cool fun, check out the Tupper Lake Paddling Triad, too!

Man snow shoeing with a background of mountainsPerson skiing and climbing a mountain with a sky backdrop 

1/3 - The Mountains

Mount Arab

Coney Mountain

Goodman Mountain

About

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.

Enjoy superior views with little effort from Coney's rocky summit. Not only is this a great hike, the summit is also a great place to go stargazing.

Goodman Mountain, named after civil rights activist Andrew Goodman, has it all: history, a superb trail, and great views from the summit.

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Mountain Stats

 

2,5252,2652,178 feet

Elevation

750548581 feet

Ascent

1.01.11.7 mile(s)

Distance (one way)

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The Mountains

 

Mount Arab

Coney Mountain

Goodman Mountain

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.

Enjoy superior views with little effort from Coney's rocky summit. Not only is this a great hike, the summit is also a great place to go stargazing.

Goodman Mountain, named after civil rights activist Andrew Goodman, has it all: history, a superb trail, and great views from the summit.

 

Elevation:2,5252,2652,178 feet

Ascent:750548581 feet

Distance (one way):1.01.11.7 mile(s)

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Registering for the triad online.

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

1. Summer Triad: hike all three peaks between March 21 and Dec. 19 to receive the summer hiking patch.

2. Winter Triad: hike all three peaks between Dec. 20 and March 20 to receive the winter hiking patch.

Once completed, fill out the appropriate online Tupper Lake Triad registration forms.

Disclaimer: Patches could take up to 3 weeks to be received.

Registering by mail:

If you prefer to send in your registration by mail, download and print out the Tupper Lake Triad registration form and mail it with your $5 registration fee (please make checks payable to ROOST). Registration can be sent to: Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism attn: TL Triad, 121 Park Street, Tupper Lake, NY 12986.

Triad Roster

View roster prior to 5/10/2019 for: Summer/Fall/Spring, Winter, Canine

Summer/Fall/Spring

# Name Town/City Start End Ultra
11920 Tracy Havlik Newfield 2021-05-07 2024-07-19
11919 Patricia Kissell Shelburne VT 2024-07-17 2024-07-19
11918 Rio Stevens Manlius, NY 2024-07-15 2024-07-19
11917 Christopher Kenyon Queensbury, New York 2022-07-23 2024-07-13
11916 Elke Hof-Kenyon Queensbury, New York 2022-07-23 2024-07-13
11915 Matt Korenewsky Albany, NY 2024-07-01 2024-07-16
11914 Mark Matzke Painesville, Ohio 2022-09-14 2022-09-17
11913 Katy Allen Asheville, NC 2024-07-18 2024-07-18 U
11912 Dylan Taylor Louisville, Kentucky, USA 2024-07-11 2024-07-11 U
11911 Caroline Bixler Rochester NY USA 2024-07-14 2024-07-14 U

Winter

# Name Town/City Start End Ultra
10091 Eve-Lyn Schwartz Montreal, Quebec U
977 Bob Durocher Plattsburgh, New York U
976 Y Canandaigua, New York U
975 Rachel Leach Syracuse, New York U
974 Matthew Dominick Downeast, ME
973 Sara Marie Hoffman Chitenango, New York U
972 Chad Hagar Lake Placid, New York
971 Matthew Fellini Lake Placid, New York
970 Madeline Frank Troy, New York U
969 Taylor Patzwahl East Greenbush, New York U

Canine

# Dog Name Human Name Town/City Start End Ultra
590 Goose Duda LaFargeville, New York
589 Mountain COFFIN Schroon Lake, New York U
588 Jake Childs Childs Port Henry, New York U
587 Griffin Crino Cherry Creek, New York
586 Wilson Alling North Syracuse, New York U
585 Teddy Tonello Marilla, New York
584 Jinora Distler Williamsville, New York
583 Ridge Ferencik Newark Valley, New York U
582 Boone Kershner Fort Covington, New York U
581 Ridge Ferencik Newark Valley, New York U
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