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Tupper Lake: Making strides in the Adirondack crossroads

January 29, 2013
Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Tupper Lake is a wonderful community located at the heart of the Adirondack Mountains. For more than 150 years, it has been at the crossroads of the industrial and recreational activities of this unique and special region.

Not only will you find Tupper Lake a point at the junction of major highways, but it is near the center of the sources for the "Ten Rivers" that flow from the Adirondack Park. Wilderness recreational experiences abound.

The Chamber of Commerce of Tupper Lake strives to promote and enhance everything that makes this region special. The unequaled natural beauty, unique character of its village and that special hospitality makes Tupper Lake a great place to live and work. Chamber officials hope you will come and see for yourself the wonderful beauty and natural charm that Tupper Lake has to offer.

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A?young girl teachers a snowboarder how to safely make it down the slopes at Big Tupper?Ski Area. The nonprofit group that has run the Big Tupper for the last three years on a mostly volunteer basis, Adirondack Residents Intent on Saving Their Economy, announced in late September it doesn't plan to open the ski slope this season due to economic restraints. In October, though, ARISE officials continued to submit information to the state Adirondack Park Agency to complete their application to run the ski area this year. ARISE Chairman Jim LaValley said there was still some hope for the mountain.
(Enterprise file photo — Jessica Collier)

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Skiing

The nonprofit group that has run the Big Tupper for the last three years on a mostly volunteer basis, Adirondack Residents Intent on Saving Their Economy, announced in late September it doesn't plan to open the ski slope this season due to economic restraints. In October, though, ARISE officials continued to submit information to the state Adirondack Park Agency to complete their application to run the ski area this year. ARISE Chairman Jim LaValley said there was still some hope for the mountain. If it opens this year, chairlifts 2 and 3 and the Mitey Mite rope tow will likely run 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday and holiday Mondays, and possibly the holiday weeks of Christmas and Presidents Day, when there is enough natural snow to ski and snowboard. For more information, visit online at www.skibigtupper.org.

There are also miles of trails for cross-country skiing, including the Deer Pond Loop and its network of connecting wooded trails that are popular all four seasons. The L.P Quinn Elementary School Nature Trails, William C. Whitney Wilderness Area near Little Tupper Lake and many other options are also available.

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Snowmobiling

Tupper Lake is calling all snowmobilers. Try Tupper Lake this winter for miles of snowy adventure in the land of frozen lakes and ponds. From remote and secluded backwoods to the outstanding hospitality and services available in our village center, we're offering snowmobilers a warm welcome to cold weather fun. The region features easy connections to both New York state and Quebec, Canada main corridor trails. Tupper Lake has plenty of its own well-groomed, signed and locally maintained trails to help you find your way around the village. Tupper Lake's Ten Rivers Region offers snowmobilers outstanding hospitality and features easy connections to its trails and free parking off Corridor 7. Tupper Lake offers the snowmobiling adventurer new and exciting fun, deep in the Adirondack woods.

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Ice skating

Tupper Lake's Civic Center is the site of local ice shows and hockey events. It is open to the public for free skating at various times. Call (518) 359-2531.

The annual Ice Fishing Derby

The Tupper Lake Rod and Gun Club's annual Northern Challenge Ice Fishing Derby will be held on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, and derby boundaries encompass all of the waters of Tupper Lake, Raquette Pond and Simon Pond. Anglers can preregister by contacting Dave McMahon?at (518) 359-9715. On-site registration is held at the Rod and Gun Club located south of the village of Tupper Lake on the Simon Pond Road.

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For more information, visit www.tupper-lake.com.

 
 

 

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