Tupper Lake Hiking Triad
The Adirondacks is the home of hiking challenges, and the most family-friendly of those is right around Tupper Lake. 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 while you fill out the registration form. The Triad is the perfect starter challenge for those just getting in to hiking or for hikers looking to expand their patch and sticker collection.
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 - each of which is within a few minutes of the village - 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:
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
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
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)
Disclaimer: Patches could take up to 3 weeks to be received.
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!
For more cool fun, check out the Paddling Triad, too!
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.
Tupper Lake Triad
|#||Name||City, State||Date Started||Date Completed|
|12449.||Mike Martin||Onchiota, New York||04/02/2017||04/02/2017|
|5863.||Alex W, Slovack||Amsterdam, New York||11/14/2020||11/14/2020|
|5862.||Heidi Shelley||Cortland, New York||08/01/2020||08/01/2020|
|5861.||Travis Money||Canendaigua, New York||07/09/2007||11/15/2020|
|5860.||Joanie Spencer||Watertown, New York||09/20/2020||11/14/2020|
|5859.||Jenny Spencer||Watertown, New York||09/20/2020||11/14/2020|
|5858.||Scott L. Traynor||North Bangor, New York||10/22/2020||10/24/2020|
|5857.||Theresa Leclerc||Saranac Lake, New York||11/14/2020||11/14/2020|
|5856.||Nicole M. Marchese||Adirondack, New York||08/21/2020||08/21/2020|
|5855.||Samuel F. Foote||Schroon Lake, New York||08/21/2020||08/21/2020|
|5854.||Pat Connor||Watertown, New York||10/18/2020||11/14/2020|
|5853.||Bridget Connor||Watertown, New York||10/18/2020||11/14/2020|
|5852.||Eric Mitchell||plattsburgh, New York||10/31/2020||10/31/2020|
|5851.||Katelyn Hoover||plattsburgh, New York||10/31/2020||10/31/2020|
|5850.||Cathy Darche||New Hartford, New York||11/14/2020||11/14/2020|
|5849.||Carol Endahl||Alexandria, Virginia||10/14/2020||10/15/2020|
|5848.||Susan Williams||Ava, New York||11/14/2020||11/14/2020|
|5847.||Annette LaBarbera||Deerfield, New York||11/14/2020||11/14/2020|
|5846.||Joseph LaBarbera||Deerfield, New York||11/14/2020||11/15/2020|
|5845.||Kathy Palazzoli||Clinton, New York||11/14/2020||11/14/2020|
|5844.||Lydia Fry||Rochester, New York||10/10/2020||10/11/2020|
|5843.||Alex Fry||Rochester, New York||10/10/2020||10/11/2020|
|5842.||Emily Duda||LaFargeville, New York||10/15/2020||11/12/2020|
|5841.||edward Duda||LaFargeville, New York||10/15/2020||11/12/2020|
|5840.||David Patalano||Rochester, New York||09/04/2020||09/04/2020|
Tupper Lake Winter Triad
|#||Name||City, State||Date Started||Date Completed|
|5161.||Justin Liechty||Morrisonville, New York||03/13/2019||03/31/2019|
|5101.||Sandra Uechi||Colton, New York||01/03/2019||01/05/2019|
|5049.||David Cotrana||Jay, New York||02/11/2019||02/11/2019|
|5018.||Rosemary Philips||Canton, New York||03/09/2019||03/14/2019|
|1273.||Dan Petit||Schenectady, New York||02/16/2020||02/16/2020|
|1272.||Crystal J. Davis||Schenectady, New York||02/16/2020||02/16/2020|
|266.||David Currey||Bernhards Bay, New York||02/10/2020||02/10/2020|
|265.||Suzanne Bellamy||Las Vegas, NV||03/14/2019||03/17/2019|
|264.||Angelena Ross||Norfolk, New York||02/04/2016||02/04/2016|
|263.||Lorraine D Desabrais||Tupper Lake, New York||12/21/2019||02/02/2020|
Tupper Lake Canine Triad
|#||Name||Dog Name||City, State||Date Started||Date Completed|
|304.||Judi Cerio||Radar||Liverpool, New York||09/23/2020||09/23/2020|
|303.||Braeden Gibbs||Dacks||Ray Brook, New York||09/26/2020||11/07/2020|
|302.||Madison Tyler||Oshie Tyler||Plattsburgh, New York||10/31/2020||10/31/2020|
|301.||Kevin Barfield||Sullivan||Sryacuse, New York||10/30/2020||10/31/2020|
|300.||Saulia Cruz||Suki||Rensselaer, New York||10/17/2020||10/17/2020|
|299.||Jeanette Mullaney||Shorty||Madrid, New York||10/09/2020||10/09/2020|
|298.||Philip Baumbach||Tibby||Lake Placid, New York||10/18/2020||10/18/2020|
|297.||Jack Massa||Savannah||Geneva, New York||09/27/2020||10/11/2020|
|296.||Karen Yeigh||Brandy||Annapolis, Maryland||10/17/2020||10/22/2020|
|295.||Crystal Norton||Cash||Saratoga Springs, New York||08/14/2020||10/11/2020|