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!

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Tupper Lake Triad

# Name City, State Date Started Date Completed
5304. Katharine Snook Warren, Vermont 08/10/2019 08/10/2019
5303. Sam Ludlam Norwood, New York 08/10/2019 08/10/2019
5302. Cameron Moreno Yorktown Heights, New York 08/03/2019 08/04/2019
5301. Cecilia Mehta Washington, District Of Columbia 08/18/2019 08/21/2019
5300. shaun Moreno Yorktown Heights, New York 08/03/2019 08/04/2019
5299. Sarah Flisikowski Kingston, ON 07/26/2019 07/28/2019
5298. Jaya Mehta Washington, District Of Columbia 08/18/2019 08/21/2019
5297. James Quant Norwood, New York 08/10/2019 08/10/2019
5296. Lori Bennett Blue Mountain Lake, New York 08/03/2019 08/09/2019
5295. Leah Rice Pittsford, New York 03/22/2019 05/26/2019
5294. Steven Kirk Gloversville, New York 07/27/2019 07/27/2019
5293. Ian Sempowski Kingston, ON 07/05/2019 07/07/2019
5292. Robert Rice Pittsford, New York 03/22/2019 05/26/2019
5291. Deven Crill Forestport, New York 07/27/2019 07/27/2019
5290. Kimberly Kirk Gloversville, New York 07/27/2019 07/27/2019
5289. Lynn Fowler Wilmimgton, New York 08/15/2019 08/15/2019
5288. Hannah Machalek Owego, New York 09/01/2017 08/09/2018
5287. Matthew Dobner Honeoye Falls, New York 07/09/2019 07/09/2019
5286. Jonell Winters Kettering, Ohio 05/25/2019 08/15/2019
5285. Krista Seelman Forestport, New York 07/27/2019 07/27/2019
5284. Sue Machalek Owego, New York 09/01/2017 08/09/2018
5283. Charlie Winters Kettering, Ohio 05/25/2019 08/15/2019
5282. Mark Machalek Owego, New York 09/01/2017 08/09/2018
5281. Michael Baker Ballston Spa, New York 07/28/2019 07/28/2019
5280. Joe Weisman Kettering, Ohio 06/21/2019 06/22/2019

Tupper Lake Winter Triad

# Name City, State Date Started Date Completed
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
252. Rob Rolleston Rochester, New York 03/15/2020 03/15/2020
251. Claire Siconolfi Saratoga Springs, New York 01/31/2020 01/31/2020
250. Andrew Socola West Henrietta, New York 03/14/2020 03/14/2020

Tupper Lake Canine Triad

# Name Dog Name City, State Date Started Date Completed
203. Carol R Taylor Bella Massena, New York 07/24/2020 07/24/2020
202. Samantha Waters Leiah Scotia, New York 07/26/2020 07/26/2020
201. Samantha Waters Rhilee Scotia, New York 07/26/2020 07/26/2020
200. John Fier Bailey Rochester, New York 07/18/2018 07/31/2020
199. Keith Juman TOBIE Syracuse, NEW YORK 07/31/2020 07/31/2020
198. Hailey Sparacino Luna Greensboro, North Carolina 06/13/2020 07/04/2020
197. Jeanine Chau Tucker Clifton Park, New York 07/21/2020 07/21/2020
196. Jodi Faucher Maple PLATTSBURGH, New York 04/19/2020 04/19/2020
195. Wendy King Milo Ellenburg Depot, New York 10/05/2019 10/05/2019
194. Erin Potter Chops Kirkwood, New York 07/05/2020 07/09/2020