Located in the northwestern portion of the Adirondacks, Tupper Lake is the base camp for the Ten Rivers Region, where scenic Route 30 and Route 3 meet. This is where you will find a friendly and hospitable mountain community.
A gentle rolling landscape of hills, lakes, ponds and streams makes this the headquarters for the Ten Rivers Region. From within a 30-mile distance in all directions one can explore the 10 major rivers that flow from within the Adirondack Park: Cold River, Raquette River, Beaver River, Marion River, Hudson River, Oswegatchie River, St. Regis River, Bog River, Grass River and the Saranac River.
Tupper Lake is the perfect destination for the visitor who wishes to get away from it all and enjoy the quiet peacefulness of a less hurried vacation that offers some of the finest opportunities for outdoor recreation in a superb natural setting, including boating of all kinds, camping, picnicking, hiking, cycling, fishing and much more.
Contestants in the 2011 Woodsmen’s Days roll a log during an event. The 2012 Woodsmen’s Days will take place July 14 and 15.
(Enterprise file photo — Jessica Collier)
On the waterfront of Raquette Pond, the Tupper Lake Municipal Park provides tennis courts, volleyball courts, skateboarding, basketball, ball fields, playground and picnic areas, all under lights for evening games and enjoyment. It is home to the Woodsmen's Days (July 14-15); the Tinman Triathlon (June 30); and Masonic Craft and Flea Market (Aug. 17-19).
Don't forget to stop by the Tupper Lake Municipal Park on Aug. 4 to experience the first Tupperpalooza, sponsored by the Tupper Lake Chamber of Commerce.
A boardwalk along Raquette Pond features landscaping, gazebos, lights and benches for enjoyment by all ages. Little Wolf Beach and Campgrounds, situated on Little Wolf Lake, is an ideal recreational spot to spend a few days or a few weeks. Owned and operated by the town of Altamont, the facility features 44 campsites with stone fireplaces, 40 with electricity and sewer and is located about 1 mile off state Route 3 in downtown Tupper Lake. There is a caretaker/concession stand facility and a playground for children that complement this area.
2012 summer events in Tupper Lake
Saturday, June 9
Relay for Life - The Tupper Lake Relay for Life to benefit the Adirondack Cancer Society will be held from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. on the Rotary Track at the L.P. Quinn Elementary School in Tupper Lake. For more information, visit www.relayforlife.com.
Saturday, June 30
Tinman Triathlon - The Tinman Triathlon will celebrate its 30th anniversary with the annual race. For more information, visit www.tupper-lake.com.
Tuesday, July 3
Tupper Lake fireworks - The annual Fourth of July fireworks display will be held at approximately 9 p.m. over the Municipal Park on Demars Boulevard in Tupper Lake.
Wednesday, July 4
Buzz Fest - The Wild Center in Tupper Lake will host BuzzFest. For more information, visit www.wildcenter.org.
Friday, July 6 to 8
Great American Garage Sale - Tupper Lake's annual community-wide Great American Garage Sale will be held throughout the town with maps available at the Tupper Lake Chamber of Commerce and certain local retailers. For more information, visit www.tupper-lake.com.
Thursday, July 12
Rotary All-Star Football Classic - The Tupper Lake Rotary All-Star Football Classic Game will be held at 7 p.m. at the Frank Tice Memorial Field at the L.P. Quinn Elementary School in Tupper Lake. The North Country All-Stars Team West will play the North Country All-Stars Team East in a "special rules" game.
Saturday, July 14 and 15
Woodsmen's Days - The Tupper Lake Woodsmen's Days will kick off at 10 a.m. with the annual parade down Park Street and Lake Street. The rest of the day's events will be held at the Municipal Park on Demars Boulevard in Tupper Lake.
Wednesday, July 25 to 29
Tupper Lake Carnival - The Tupper Lake Lions Carnival will be held in the municipal park on Demars Boulevard with traveling amusement rides and food vendors by Amusements of America.
Saturday, August 4
Tupperpalooza - Tupperpalooza will be held from 2 to 10 p.m. at the municipal park on Demars Boulevard in Tupper Lake. There will be seaplane rides, a Cardboard Boat Regatta, live music, craft fair vendors, food and drink, fireworks and events for all ages. Admission is free. Tickets will be $1 each for games/activities. Seaplane rides and Cardboard Boat Regatta will be priced separately. Events will continue Sunday.
Sunday, August 5
Tupperpalooza Warrior Run - The Tupperpalooza Warrior Run, an obstacle course with a mud crawl, log jump, tire agility, balance beam, wrecking balls with tires, spider web, monkey bars, wall climb and slip and slide finish, will be held beginning at 10 a.m. at the Big Tupper Ski Area. Registration is from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Cost is $50 for advance registration and $60 if purchased from July 26 to the day of the race. Team prices are $185 for advance registration and $200 if purchased from July 26 to the day of the race. Prices include T-shirts. For more information, call the Tupper Lake Chamber of Commerce at 518-359-3328.
Friday, August 10 to 12
Tupper Lake Golf Tournament - The Tupper Lake Golf Tournament Weekend will be held at the golf course in Tupper Lake. For more information, visit www.tupperlakegolf.com.
Thursday, August 16
FlavorFest - The Wild Center in Tupper Lake will host FlavorFest. For more information, visit www.wildcenter.org.
Friday, August 17 to 19
Masonic Flea Market - The annual Masonic Flea Market will be held at the municipal park on Demars Boulevard in Tupper Lake with crafts, food, drinks and more.
Saturday, August 25
Lumberjack Regatta - The 14th Annual Lumberjack Regatta for Thistle Sailboats will take place in Tupper Lake. For more information, visit www.tupper-lake.com.
Saturday, August 25, 26
Mountain Challenge Archery Tournament - The annual Mountain Challenge Archery Tournament will be held at the Tupper Lake Rod and Gun Club. For more information, visit www.tupperlakearchers.net.
Friday, September 21
Roy Hurd concert - The Tupper Lake Chamber of Commerce and The Wild Center will present a concert by Roy Hurd at The Wild Center in Tupper Lake. There will be live music and food vendors. For more information, visit www.tupper-lake.com.
Saturday, October 6
OkTUPPERfest - OkTUPPERfest will be held at Big Tupper Ski Area in Tupper Lake with music, food, vendors, kids activities and more. For more information, visit www.tupper-lake.com.
Saturday, October 20
Harvest Craft Fair - The 8th Annual Harvest Craft Fair will be held at the Holy Ghost Academy Gymnasium, 40 Marion St., Tupper Lake, New York
Also located here is the town beach that features a large sandy beach and a shady picnic area with picnic tables and fireplaces. A patrolled swimming area is marked off, and Red Cross-trained lifeguards and swimming instructors are on duty through the summer months. Little Wolf Beach and Campgrounds draws vacationers back to it each year.
The Tupper Lake Country Club Golf Course is a championship 18-hole course where great golfing blends with spectacular scenery. The course is 6,254 yards long with stunning vistas and an abundant array of wildlife. Donald Ross designed the Tupper Lake Country Club, located off of state Route 30 south of Tupper Lake, in 1932. Sculptured at the base of Mount Morris, this challenging mountainous course has lush rolling fairways with small greens.
The rolling terrain of the course makes for a number of uphill and downhill lies and offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and lakes. Traps and bunkers are strategically placed for the long ball hitter and consist of both sand and grass.
Mid-September to mid-October play is especially beautiful as fall colors contrast with the surrounding lakes and emerald color greens. View their golf packages and newly renovated holes at www.golfatpar.com. For tee times, call (518) 359-3701.
The Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks, also known as The Wild Center, opened on July 4, 2006. With its living creatures and ecosystems, 31-acre site, advanced exhibit technologies, imaginative programs and inspired educational offerings, it will help people explore and appreciate the connections that shape and sustain life.
The Tupper Lake Chamber of Commerce strives to promote and enhance everything that makes this region special. Natural beauty, unique character and that special friendliness of its residents make Tupper Lake a great place to live and work. We hope you will come and see for yourself the wonderful beauty and natural charm that Tupper Lake and its surrounding communities have to offer.
This area plays host to an exciting selection of special events, cultural festivities, athletic competitions, and ongoing activities for the delight of visitors and locals. Whether you are a canoe racer, veteran triathlete, fishermen, woodsmen, or quilter, there is always something happening in Tupper Lake for you.
For more information, contact the Tupper Lake Chamber of Commerce at (518) 359-3328 or visit online at www.tupperlakeinfo.com.