Explore the most popular birding trails near Tupper Lake with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
1 day ago

Short climb to a small clearing on the summit. Views in mainly one direction but peaceful at the top. Kid friendly more sandy than some but still steep in short stretches. You do get noise from the road but it’s still a nice accessible hike for those without much time or looking for multiple climbs in one day.

hiking
9 days ago

Very nice short hike. The Steward was very nice and informative. Not my favorite fire tower view, but still quite nice.

Very easy walk to a great, dog-friendly swimming beach

hiking
11 days ago

Absolutely amazing hike and work out! I’m in fairly decent shape already but this made my thighs burn a little and I had a nice sweat by the time I reached the top. It took me an hour with 3 stops for water. On the way back down I didn’t stop and made it in 27 min. It’s all up the mountain and lots of rocks and roots. Not too many places are flat until you get closer to the top. The view is incredible. Make sure you go to the top of the fire tower and take pictures. You won’t want to miss that! I will be back again!

Great for kids

Short and easy hike to the lake. Nice views and a good place to swim after hiking Ampersand. Lots of mosquitoes though.

hiking
12 days ago

A nice short climb to a decent view. You never do get away from the road noise, though. 2.5 stars

hiking
13 days ago

Nice hike. Brought friends and kids (3 and 5 yrs old). This was the first hike ever for the kids and they did great! 5 year old walked the whole way and the 3 yr old made it almost the whole way up, and did make it the whole way down. Volunteer at the cabin at the top wrote them little certificates for climbing the fire tower, which the kids LOVED. Hiked as first of the Tupper Lake Triad.

Did this trail first thing on a drizzly/rainy morning (6:30am). Only ones on the trail for a quick hike to complete the Tupper Lake Triad. Despite the rain, the views were pretty, though not 360 degrees. Enjoyed this hike more than I expected. Would be really easy with kids/dogs.

hiking
17 days ago

This sign at the trail says .6 to the summit though I checked in at the sign and was on the summit at .4 and the round trip came in at .9.Was actually more challenging than I had anticipated for such a short distance though not much of a view at the summit.Had it taken longer I would have been disappointed but for a quick 30 min or so hike it’s ok

hiking
19 days ago

Super easy and nice trail. Did it with my 15 and 10 year olds, before you realize it your at the top. No real climbs or obstacles. View was nice but you can hear the car traffic all the way to the top. Parking across the road is a bit sketchy.

Short and sweet with some nice (but not particularly breathtaking) views at the top

hiking
21 days ago

Very easy walk through the woods. Absolutely no bugs. Once you get down to the beach it’s a beautiful sandy beach perfect for an afternoon picnic.

hiking
29 days ago

We have been up this ridge a number of times in the past but always got there via canoe or kayak while we were camping/fishing. This is the first time visiting Lowe's Ridge (aka Hitchen's Pond overlook) via a hiking trail. The hike into Low's Ridge is an easy to moderate hike along a wide dirt road with lots of view of wetlands on both sides. There are even stunning views of Silver Lake Mountain and it amazing ledges. This is a must for any adventure seeker. From the ridge, you can see miles and miles of the Bog River and the Adirondack Park in general. You can even see Mt. Marcy on a clear day!

did this trail as part of the tupper lake triad. it was cloudy with light rain, still a very pleasant trail.

hiking
1 month ago

not much to add from other reviews. i did go on a cloudy, light rainy day and still had a great time. bring your camera.

hiking
1 month ago

Very nice hike. Really awesome that the first bit is paved for wheelchair access. However, a decent portion of the paved path has become eroded/bumpy and I would imagine having difficulty actually using it with a wheelchair. Hiking it is no issue whatsoever, and the rest of the trail is in great shape and is well-maintained and marked. Of the three Tupper Triad hikes, it's just not quite as exciting as the other two in my opinion. Even so, still well worth the hike with beautiful views at the top.

on Mount Arab Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Exceptionally well-maintained and marked trail. If you are in decent shape this will not seem particularly steep at all. The fire tower is in very good shape and offers the best views on this mountains. However, if you are not up to climbing the tower for whatever reason, there are two very good lookouts with benches and big rocks with which to view the mountains, lakes, and rivers in the distance. Great hike!

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike. Well marked except read the brochure during the hike if you want to know about the different plants/flowers. Starts off vertical and continues that way for most of the trail. Second fire tower of the day (first one was Cathedral Rock)

hiking
1 month ago

A good workout to finish the triad. Volunteer was very informative. Fire tower views amazing. Glad I went early as it’s a popular spot.

Excellent for the family with some incline. Views from top and fire tower were amazing. Volunteer and dogs at the top we’re an added bonus!

This is a nice quick hike that gives you views of The Seward Range. Not difficult at all to do

This was our second hike this morning in our quest to complete the TL Triad. There were lots of mosquitoes despite it only being between 45-50 degrees. Bug repellent is a must!

hiking
2 months ago

Hiked the TL Triad this morning. The weather was great and the hike up amazing. Mt. Arab was the first one of the three. The trail is very well maintained and lucky for us no bugs since we started when it was 40 degrees.

Stairway to heaven!!!! Did it in 2016

Nice easy walk! Beautiful view at the top!

Wowzers. A long journey here, 4 high peaks are incredible, but an amazing day.

Here is a bit of a Summary:
1. Get a solid map - should be figured out by now :)
2. Don't just keep going straight - you'll miss Seymour, or miss the other three. If you see the lean-to's with the bottles and horse area you have gone too far
3. I should have broken these up. This was too much, even if I didn't get lost (to my own fault), it still would have been more enjoyable to break into two trips. Unless you are a glutton for punishment or an extraordinarily amazing hiker.
4. If you take the Calkins Brook Herd Path out - TAKE A RIGHT! You'll appreciate me saying this.
5. The Seaward Range is similar to Allen, that is the best comparison I have.
6. People are freaking amazing. ESPECIALLY WHILE HIKING.
7. I think this will be last hike alone.
8. Still a fantastically amazing day, I learned so much.
9. In actuality - Up & Up is the only way to describe the Seward Range. And I may have sung this 2-3...8 or 9 times.

https://mimiandjoe.blogspot.com/2018/06/the-seward-range.html

hiking
2 months ago

Great little hike. Had the place to myself. Don’t forget the bug spray!

hiking
2 months ago

We tacked this on as our fourth mountain of the day after completing the Tupper Lake Triad. The posts below mine are accurate. It is steep but really nice views of Ampersand & Seward. Took about 20 minutes up. Fun Fact: Panther is used as a substitute for Ampersand in the Saranac Lake 6er Relay race because the latter is in the High Peaks Wilderness and races are not allowed there.

hiking
2 months ago

We completed the Triad on Arab. Nice maintained trail. Not a huge deal but the sign says it's a mile up, not 7/10th of a mile. Small bench at the lookout. Good view from the tower and a cabin. We ate lunch on the porch. I also munched on a few mouthful's of gnats. They were out in full force.

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