Nicknamed "The Crossroads of the Adirondacks" because of its central location in the Adirondack Park, Tupper Lake is a true gem. It is home to the popular Wild Center, a nationally recognized natural history ecocenter that brings the Adirondack wilderness up close and personal. Tupper Lake also offers miles of secluded snowmobile trails dotted with outstanding accommodations, plus pristine waters, and a neverending list of outdoor adventures.
Photo provided by The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism/Lake Placid CVB (ROOST)
Tupper Lake has a rich French Canadian influence dating back to the early logging days that continues to lend a distinct flavor to the community today. Annual Woodsman's Days feature axe throwing, logrolling and chainsaw carving competitions. Artisanal fairs and antique shows also draw visitors every year, and there is even an old-fashioned movie theater nestled in the heart of the village.
You can enjoy a championship golf course, paddle a canoe down the Raquette River, or access Tupper Lake via the public boat launch. If you prefer, take it slow and just enjoy the natural beauty of the lakes, rivers, and a spectacular evergreen landscape surrounding you in this quaint Adirondack town.
This deli, market, and restaurant in Tupper Lake serves fresh breakfast, lunch and dinner. The restaurant offers homemade soups and salads, artisan sandwiches, and daily specials that you can eat there or take home!
The New York Times called it "stunning". The Wild Center, including the brand new Wild Walk, its elevated trail across the treetops, is an all-day attraction. It includes 81-acres of outdoors, a 54,000-square-foot museum with movies and live animals,