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:

Mount Arab
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
 
Coney Mountain 
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
 
Goodman Mountain 
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