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 Town/City Group Start End Ultra
7419 Mary Lehan Baldwinsville, NY 13027 - 2021-03-13 2021-02-20
7418 Lucas Nelson Rochester, NY 14609 - 2020-10-11 2020-05-01
7417 Rebecca Rae Terry Rochester, NY 14609 - 2020-10-11 2020-05-01
7416 Taylor Mammen Deerfield Beach, FL - 2020-07-20 2017-07-26
7415 Molly Mammen Deerfield Beach, FL - 2020-07-20 2017-07-26
7414 Danielle Mitchell Depauville, NY 13632 - 2021-04-28 2021-04-28 U
7413 Tracy Stoop Delhi, NY 13753 - 2021-05-01 2021-05-01 U
7412 Romas Bajoras Delhi, NY 13753 - 2021-05-02 2021-05-01
7411 Julie Ferdinand Mechanisville, NY 12118 - 2021-04-24 2021-04-24 U
7410 Nick Gardner Redwood, NY 13679 - 2021-04-06 2021-04-05
7409 Kennon Gardner Redwood, NY 13679 - 2021-04-06 2021-04-05
7408 Nolan Gardner Redwood, NY 13679 Gardner 2021-04-06 2021-04-05
7407 Jennifer Gardner Redwood, NY 13679 - 2021-04-06 2021-04-05
7406 Jim Simonds Nelliston, NY 13410 - 2021-04-24 2021-04-24 U
7405 Cathy Cawley Scotia, NY 12302 - 2021-04-24 2021-04-24 U
7404 Jon Brown Keene, NY 12942 - 2021-04-03 2021-04-01
7403 DeAnna Brown Keene, NY 12942 - 2021-04-03 2021-04-01
7402 Lucas Brown Keene, NY 12942 - 2021-04-03 2021-04-01
7401 Stephanie Lein Corinth, NY 12822 - 2021-04-24 2021-04-24 U
7400 Megan Steward Syracuse, New York - 2021-05-02 2021-05-01
7399 Maryann Delaney Rodman, NY - 2021-05-01 2020-09-19
7398 Matthew Mullin Adams, NY - 2021-05-01 2020-09-19
7397 Matthew Mullin Adams, NY - 2021-05-01 2020-09-19
7396 Leticia Rosado Amsterdam, NY 12010 - 2021-04-25 2021-04-25 U
7395 Rick Dennis Amsterdam, NY 12010 - 2021-04-25 2021-04-25 U

Tupper Lake Winter Triad

# Name City, State Date Started Date Completed
7162. David Seymour Plattsburgh, New York 03/08/2021 03/08/2021
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
644. Wanda O'Connell Plattsburgh, New York 02/28/2021 02/28/2021
643. Jessica Norton Tupper Lake, New York 01/09/2021 01/09/2021
642. Jennifer McGouirk Saranac Lake, New York 02/06/2021 03/13/2021

Tupper Lake Canine Triad

# Name Dog Name City, State Date Started Date Completed
361. Adrienne R. DiLella John Saranac Lake, New York 10/05/2020 10/17/2020
360. Ryan VanWyk Skittles Mason Rochester, New York 04/02/2021 04/02/2021
357. Chelsea Kolb Trapper John Theresa, New York 09/28/2020 04/17/2021
356. Rachel Trier Forrest Gansevoort, New York 04/11/2021 04/11/2021
355. Timothy Dano Clara Belle Syracuse, New York 07/27/2020 07/31/2020
354. Kelsey Schumauker Rufus Severance, New York 03/20/2021 03/20/2021
353. Eileen Gerdes Nina Saranac Lake, New York 03/07/2021 03/07/2021
352. Laura Twedt Gabriel White Plains, New York 04/09/2021 04/09/2021
351. Katie Connick Talus Ardsley, New York 04/09/2021 04/09/2021
350. Lisa Oswald Sassafras Salem, New York 11/05/2020 04/08/2021