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Tupper Lake, NY

Tupper Lake, NY, nicknamed "The Crossroads of the Adirondacks," is a bustling Adirondack tourist village of about 5,000 year-round residents. Steeped in the tradition of the hunting, fishing, lumbering and logging trades, Tupper Lake is today a popular destination for tourists, photographers and outdoor enthusiasts. The village of Tupper Lake, located in the Franklin County town of Altamont, is considered one of three primary destinations (along with Saranac Lake and Lake Placid) known as the Tri-Lakes region of the northern Adirondack Mountains. State Routes 3 and 30 are the primary arteries into Tupper Lake from the nearby communities of Saranac Lake, Long Lake and Paul Smiths, and the Star Lake-Cranberry Lake region.


Visitors flock to the village each July for an annual Tupper Lake Woodsmen's Days competition, considered to be the largest event of its kind in New York State. The annual Tupper Lake Tin Man Triathlon is also a popular event for athletes and spectators alike. But year-round, Tupper Lake is a peaceful retreat amidst the virgin pines and hardwoods, replete with camping, hunting, fishing, swimming and boating during warmer months; colorful panoramic views of autumn leaves; skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and other winter activities; and nature's majestic rebirth every spring.

Tupper Lake is a four-seasons Adirondack getaway! 


Bob Larue

Tupper Lake Golf Club


A Donald Ross Design


Located in the heart of the Adirondack Park, Tupper Lake Golf Club is a scenic mountain course every golfer should be sure to play on his or her next vacation in the Adirondacks. Tupper Lake Golf Club was established in 1932. At 6,153, yards TL Golf Club provides an interesting and rewarding challenge for both the high and low handicapper. Its tree-lined fairways and wilderness background are very aesthetically pleasing. Glimpses of Big Tupper Lake and the surrounding mountains are spectacular!



If you are touring the North Country, Tupper Lake's Ten Rivers Region lies in the middle of the most spectacularly beautiful  "corridor 7" (the old Remsen/Lake Placid New York Central Railroad Line), an area easily accessed from other parts of the state and Canada using the New York State corridor system.


Visitors will find miles after miles of frozen lakes and ponds. From the remote and secluded backwoods you will see white-tailed deer yarded up in their winter shelters of softwood and perhaps catch a glimpse of the elusive snowshoe hare bounding across the trail. 

Big Tupper Mountain


Big Tupper has been one of New York’s most popular ski areas. Located in Tupper Lake, with a base elevation of 2000′ and a 1,151 foot vertical drop, Big Tupper offers a refreshing Adirondack ski experience.


In addition to Chair Lift 2 and the Mitey Mite beginner lifts, the dedicated volunteers have worked hard to open Chair Lift 3.  This provides access to most all of the Big Tupper ski trails.  From beginner to expert, the ski experience is a refreshing alternative.

The Wild Center


The award-winning Center houses live exhibits, trails, our own river and pond, multi-media shows and hands-on experiences. This year we feature Moments, an experience all about how we see the fractions of time where nature lives. You can also experience Planet Adirondack, a new show with a giant floating Earth where you can see the planet come alive. 

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