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Tupper Lake

Discover a Scenic Paradise

Tupper Lake

Discover a Scenic Paradise

Tupper Lake, New York is an idyllic village in the southwest corner of Franklin County, where outdoor adventure meets historical significance. Local artists paint the cultural scene with creative talent, while vast mountains provide a scenic landscape for outdoor activities. Discover your adventurous side by going snowmobiling or mountain biking, or take a relaxing approach to outdoor recreation with a calm kayak trip down Big Tupper Lake. Experience top-notch dining at Well Dressed Foods, a delicious and organic farm-to-table spot, or Amado, an eclectic local hotspot with a gorgeous outdoor greenhouse dining area. Grab a beer at Raquette River Brewing, a microbrewery with unique flavors of Adirondack ale including mango wheat, salted carmel porter, strawberry wheat and more.

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Connect & Discover

A Natural Place to Connect and Discover

Tupper Lake is a natural place to connect and discover.

Tupper Lake is a community of real, hard-working, creative, and adventurous people who thrive in their natural surroundings, and it has been ever since its founding as one of the highest-producing lumber communities in the world. Whether over coffee in a local diner at the break of dawn, or a cold beer at the end of a long day, travelers will find it easy to connect with locals as they share stories, experiences, and advice.

Tupper Lake is a center for learning via both self-guided discovery and today’s version of the classic Adirondack guide. The Wild Center, the Adirondack Public Observatory, and professional paddling and hiking guides all support learning about the Adirondacks and its surroundings. Tupper Lake is a place for discovering the natural environment, authentic culture, seemingly limitless recreational opportunities, and the secrets of the dark skies overhead. With accessible trails, rich heritage, and real people who live and work here, Tupper Lake is a natural place to connect and discover.

Outdoor Adventure

Explore Tupper Lake

Tupper Lake’s vast acres of wilderness provide the perfect playground for outdoor adventure. This region has it all – peaks, valleys, ponds, rivers and lakes. In the summer months, enjoy fishing and boating on the 9-mile long Tupper Lake or its numerous neighboring bodies of water. Spend time relaxing at Little Wolf Beach and Campground or enjoy 18 holes of golf at the Tupper Lake Golf Club. In the fall, the mountains change into a landscape of vibrant hues for prime “leaf peeping” season. Hike or mountain bike Tupper Lake’s many trails offer options for every level of experience, from advanced summit treks to family-friendly walking paths. Tupper Lake is centrally located; within a 30-mile radius you can explore the Raquette River, Cold River, Hudson River, Beaver River, Marion River, Oswegatchie River, St. Regis River, Bog River, Grass River, and the Saranac River. As winter approaches, the opportunities for adventure don’t dwindle. Snowmobile trails radiate out for hundreds of miles from Tupper Lake, and the waters of Simon Pond and Raquette Pond offer thick ice for ice fishing and skating. The town’s golf course is transformed into a cross-country ski center in the winter, complete with lessons.

Arts & Culture

Inspiring Artwork

Steeped in culture and heritage, Tupper Lake is filled with exciting opportunities to unearth the past or experience the present. This community is home to two unique science centers: The Wild Center and The Adirondack Sky Center & Observatory. These state-of-the-art attractions will have you interacting with the Adirondacks in a whole new way as you learn about the world around and above you. The historic Adirondack State Theatre has been in business since 1914, today maintaining many of the old-fashioned theater details that make it so special. Discover a treasure trove of historic items from the local community at the Piercefield Museum, or learn more about Native American history at the expansive Six Nations Indian Museum, which houses over 3,000 artifacts with an emphasis on the culture of the Six Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy: Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca and Tuscarora.


Top-Tier Education System

Tupper Lake Central School District operates two schools in the region: L.P. Quinn Elementary and Tupper Lake Middle-High School. These excellent public schools offer top-tier education for grades K-12. Learn more by visiting the school websites below.

Notable Employers

From entertainment to education, Tupper Lake is home to abundant companies looking to hire employees of all experience levels.


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