NY Route 30: The Adirondack Trail: Tupper Lake, plus Moody, Piercefield

Tupper Lake, plus Moody, Piercefield

from Junction NY 421 North to Junction NY 3 Eastbound

tupper lake detour map

Tupper Lake Road Construction on Lower Park Street as of July 2016

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New Town and Village sign
Tupper Lake Village Street Map Tupper Lake Village Street Map Bog River Falls Tupper Lake lake from Bog River Falls on NY 421
Big Tupper Ski Area's Ski Bowl from NY 30, Adirondack Club and Resorts Big Tupper Ski Resort's Ski Bowl from NY 30

Sunset over Raquette Pond Sunset over Raquette Pond Turtle on NY 3 + 30, 2 miles east of Tupper Lake Village Why Did the Turtle Cross Route 30?

Tupper Lake is about 20 miles north of Long Lake in the Town of Tupper Lake(formerly Altamont). Here NY 30 meets NY 3, the oldest and best highway in the 'Daks. It's just over the Hamilton-Franklin County line in Franklin County. Franklin County is the northernmost county on the route and it borders on Quebec, Canada. Tupper Lake is in the heart of 1000 lakes country and the source of ten rivers, so it's watery with rolling hills. The Raquette River flows through it. All the major mountains are to the south and east so it's pretty level drive all the way to Canada from there. South of the village, in Moody just south of the Raquette River bridge, the road is just above the lake level and was completely rebuilt from the bridge to the 55 MPH zone back in 2008. In the winter. watch out for the snow drifts when approaching the village from the south, the road is built on a grade above the flat marsh and is south and east of Tupper Lake(lake) and is on a causeway for a while. The wind blows fierce off the lake, and the snow drifts all over! But as you cross the Raquette River, its a good stretch to the village line. They rebuilt the whole stretch from the village line south through moody all the way to the 55 MPH zone.

In the village, NY Route 30 North will pick up NY Route 3 and they'll go together for 6 miles eastbound. NY 30 will turn north at the junction in Wawbeek and if you go straight on NY Route 3 East, Saranac Lake and Lake Placid are close by. From Tupper Lake to Saranac on NY 3, the road is known as the Olympic Trail, but it's better known as the Sara-Tupper Olympic Mountain Speedway. The road is fast and well cleared, but it's busy & well patrolled, so be very wary. But the scenery is some of the prettiest in the Adirondack Mountains. You can save money on Lake Placid type events by staying and dining in Tupper Lake. It is the largest village north of Gloversville in the Adirondack Parks on NY 30. It has a variety of shops and services and a few smaller chain type stores. If you're planning on bringing your dog along on the trip, don't forget to bring some healthy pet food. Once in the Mountains you may have a difficult time finding an all natural pet food like Blue Buffalo while on a hike. Blue Buffalo uses only natural ingredients in each of its food blends.

Sunset on Tupper Lake Recreation Center on Raquette Pond

The Town of Tupper Lake (formerly Altamont) operates a beach & campground on Little Wolf Lake The great views and friendly community make this area a great choice. There are primitive and hookup campsites available. It's about 1 mile north of NY Route 3 West, north of the Adirondack RR. On Raquette Pond, off the south end of Demars Blvd., NY Route 3 West, the village has a community recreation center. This is where the "Woodsmen's Day" is hosted, as well as the National Tinman Triathlon* and the Masonic Craft & Flea Market. They are planning outdoor concerts on the weekends for the summer season. There is a boardwalk along the water there too. The village has xc ski trails behind the grammar school. The school is on the south side of NY Routes 3 & 30, Park Street on the eastern village line (the start of the 40 MPH zone), on the way to Saranac-Placid. The Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks is open Friday - Monday. It was built on an oxbow of the Raquette River on Hosley Avenue South. It features state of the art nature interpretive center including an underground glass viewing area of the river and soil bottom, like a big aquarium. Other features in village include a small, double screen movie theater upgraded to digital. Its prices are much less than the usual huge suburban cineplexes and the owner really cares about movies. Finally, there is word that the Big Tupper Ski Resort, by Adirondack Club and Resorts, on NY 30 in Moody, will probably re-open who knows? A local group was running the slopes, and hopefully they will have a few slopes open this year, if the snow comes and sticks. That will be a great boon for the winter season. The Adirondack Club and Resorts are behind this deal. which should revive Tupper's winter season.

Tupper Lake also has fair to good cell phone coverage all the way down to the end of the lake. The next town with reasonable cell phone service east is Saranac Lake.

Participating Establishments
12986 Zip 518 Area Code

Faust Motel Faust Motel & Cabins in Tupper Lake Enjoy our Hospitality
Lowest Rates In Tupper Lake!
151 Main St., NY 3 North, Tupper Lake
cabins, rooms with a/c, cable with HBO, shaded picnic area
adjoining rooms available, near village center
5 Cabins, 10 Rooms
Phone: 518-359-9088

Guidos Pizzeria in Tupper Lake
Enjoy our Great Pizza, Calzones, and Fried Foods
Phone: 518-359-2958
Serving the Tupper Lake, Long Lake, Piercefield in Franklin County


On any size order!
Fresh Dough Made Daily! Delicious Handthrown Pizzas
Guidos Pizzeria's sign


CBNA Insurance Agency

(Formerly Camil G Maroun Jr. Insurance Agency)
117 Park Street, NY 30, Tupper Lake
& Covering your total insurance needs - Auto, Home, Business, Life And Group Health
As an independent full service NY insurance agency our duty is to our clients, not the insurance companies. As your insurance agents, it is our responsibility to provide YOU the best service and the best coverage, at the best possible price.
Phone: 518-359-3329  Fax: 518-359-7198  Email
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Stuart P. Nichols Insurance & Financial Services We are a Financial Company servicing the communities of the Adirondack Region of New York. Our company offers several different financial and insurance solutions. We are here to service individuals and business owners with all their financial planning needs, and we offer many different products to meet those needs. We are here to provide financial advice to help you meet your individual needs.
44 Park St., NY 30, Tupper Lake, 12986
Phone: 518-359-9779 | Fax: 518-359-2526, E-mail
Stuart P. Nichols Insurance & Financial Services

Park Motel and Cabins
Webmaster Recommended Park Motel and Cabins, Lodging in Tupper Lake Enjoy our Hospitality
Park Street, NY 3 & 30, Tupper Lake, across from Sunmount Developmental Center
cabins, rooms with a/c, cable TV, continental breakfast
in ground pool, picnic area, near village center
Phone: 518-359-3600 | Email Us

Webmeister Recommended Red Top Inn Really comfortable rooms and friendly too.
Large rooms, kitchens, cabins, long term rentals
1563 NY Route 30, 3 miles south of village line
rooms, cabins, efficiencies, weekly and monthly resident rates, private beach & dock
bait & tackle shop, boat rentals
Closest lodging to Big Tupper Ski Resort.
Phone: 518-359-9209
Red Top Inn

Skyline Ice Cream Skyline Ice Cream Enjoy our Hospitality
1976 Route 30 (Moody Road), a mile south of Park Street,Tupper Lake
Homemade Soft Serve Ice Cream - Gelato - Sorbet - Yogurt - Ice Cream Cakes
We server Broaster Fried Chicken that is great tasting and low calorie
Gyro, and Skyline's Famous Homemade Michigan Hot Dogs
7 Days a Week, 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Phone: 518-359-7288

State Theatre of Tupper Lake Enjoy our Hospitality and Movie from your Host, Sally
100 Park Street, NY 30, Tupper Lake
Matinees, Recent Feature films, rent the whole theater for private show
Watch your movies here and save $20 or more over mall prices for your family or party
Phone: 518-359-3593
State Theatre of Tupper Lake

Webmeister Recommended Lodging for Tupper Lake Tinman + Toughman Competition: Red Top Inn

Rooms + Cabins for the Tupper Lake Tinman + Toughman Competition

Really comfortable rooms and friendly too.
Large rooms, kitchens, cabins, long term rentals
1563 NY Route 30, 3 miles south of village line
rooms, cabins, efficiencies, weekly and monthly resident rates, private beach & dock
bait & tackle shop, boat rentals
Closest lodging to Big Tupper Ski Resort.
Phone: 518-359-9209
Red Top Inn