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
5646. Joe Nanfara Phoenixville, Pennsylvania 10/19/2020 10/20/2020
5645. Lisa Lombardo Phoenixville, Pennsylvania 10/19/2020 10/20/2020
5644. Theresa Berntsen Wantage, New Jersey 10/19/2020 10/20/2020
5643. Lisa Wetmiller Stamford, Connecticut 10/19/2020 10/20/2020
5642. John Oliveau Black River, New York 10/17/2020 10/17/2020
5641. Belinda Oliveau Black River, New York 10/17/2020 10/17/2020
5640. Levi Jones Ogdensburg, New York 09/20/2020 10/11/2020
5639. Alicia Trate Ogdensburg, New York 09/20/2020 10/11/2020
5638. Ethan Jones Ogdensburg, New York 09/20/2020 10/11/2020
5637. Janice Jones Ogdensburg, New York 09/20/2020 10/11/2020
5636. Kelly MacDonaqld Sackets Harbor, New York 10/17/2020 10/17/2020
5635. Andrew Loeber Potsdam, New York 09/26/2020 09/26/2020
5634. Kim Wile Potsdam, New York 09/26/2020 09/26/2020
5633. Craig Martin Farmington, New York 10/14/2020 10/14/2020
5632. George Martin Farmington, New York 10/14/2020 10/14/2020
5631. Michael Heifets Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 10/04/2020 10/05/2020
5630. Carrie Huff Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 10/04/2020 10/05/2020
5629. Nicole Gonul New York, New York 06/20/2020 06/20/2020
5628. Bahadir Gonul New York, New York 06/20/2020 06/20/2020
5627. Jenn Conyers Franklin, Massachusetts 06/08/2019 06/08/2020
5626. Hayley Jeanette Albany, New York 07/03/2020 07/03/2020
5625. Richard Jeanette Albany, New York 07/03/2020 07/03/2020
5624. Chase Tilton Fort Drum, New York 09/25/2020 10/15/2020
5623. Crissa Tilton Fort Drum, New York 09/25/2020 10/15/2020
5622. Chloe Norton Saratoga Springs, New York 08/14/2020 10/11/2020

Tupper Lake Winter Triad

# Name City, State Date Started Date Completed
262. Donna M Poipier Piercefield, New York 01/24/2019 02/02/2020
261. Teresa Link Truxton, New York 12/30/2017 12/31/2018
260. Glen Underwood Truxton, New York 12/30/2017 12/31/2018
259. Alexandra Fahey Clinton, New York 03/15/2020 03/15/2020
258. Graham Duhaime Watertown, New York 02/01/2020 02/02/2020
257. Brady Duhaime Watertown, New York 02/01/2020 02/02/2020
256. Gwen Kulzer Watertown, New York 02/01/2020 02/02/2020
255. Joy Meade Watertown, New York 02/01/2020 02/02/2020
254. Kevin Ernst Boonville, New York 02/16/2020 02/16/2020
253. Mary Glynn Saranac Lake, New York 02/17/2017 02/17/2017

Tupper Lake Canine Triad

# Name Dog Name City, State Date Started Date Completed
286. Jennifer Shaw Crook Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 07/07/2020 09/09/2020
285. Lisa Rowe Marlon Liverpool, Pennsylvania 10/04/2020 10/04/2020
284. Danielle Nostrant Charli Bo' Barlie Cohoes, New York 08/30/2020 10/04/2020
283. Michelle Mercurio Daisy Schwenksville, Pennsylvania 09/08/2020 09/12/2020
282. Lindsey M. Smith Henry Watertown, New York 09/19/2020 09/25/2020
281. Crystal Bissette-LeClair Bella West Chazy, New York 04/06/2020 07/07/2020
280. Mason Hedeen Sage Booneville, New York 07/25/2020 07/25/2020
279. Bill Ehring Daisy Penfield, New York 09/21/2020 09/25/2020
278. Jennifer Bramley Remington Westmoreland, New York 08/26/2020 10/01/2020
277. Alexandra Mazza Kaya New Hartford, New York 10/01/2020 10/01/2020