Forest camping near Tupper Lake, New York with campfires

At the crossroads of the Adirondacks, Tupper Lake is perfectly placed for adventures.

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Adirondack Adventure Base

5 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents50 acres · Paul Smiths, Franklin
Overlook Lean-To, Treehouse, primitive campsites, and so much more! This is glamping at its finest. Our property was originally used as a seasonal hunting/fishing camp in the 1920's. Sheila and Bob bought it in the early 80s and have turned it into an amazing compound built for their family. They blinked their eyes and their children are gone, so this beautiful 50 acre diverse property and its private trail system are meant to be shared. Nestled in a mature, private pine forest, this well cared for property boasts abundant wildlife and a network of walking, skiing and mountain biking trails which take you past wetlands, cliffs and a variety of forest types. They have all kinds of lodging options from a beautiful vacation cabin they rent, to an Adk lean-to, to a Treehouse, and primitive campsites. You'll find a little bit for everyone at Adirondack Adventure Base.
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West Winds Sanctuary for the Spirit

7 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents4 acres · Vermontville, Franklin
West Winds is a little slice of magic located on rainbow lake in the Adirondacks. It's a playground for family, friends and the people who find their way here; to come together to enjoy the abundance of connection love and nature. Honoring the elements, the animals and the divine spark within all of us. Ashera Combining her life’s work, passions, hobbies and connections into one magical spot. The vision, holds space for -workshops, retreats, ceremonies, ritual and experiential journeys for all to self discover. As well as being an artist hub, from the healing arts, movement arts, circus arts, music, painting and crafting. Rainbow holds a special place in the hearts of many, we all play our parts to make her continually better and evolving. In caring for the land she subtly cares for you, planting seeds of wisdom, love and understanding within you. Breathe deeper, feel deeper and allow her to guide you, open yourself to the magic and beauty she holds.
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Mt Baker Tiny Cabin

1 site · Lodging3 acres · Saranac Lake, Essex
This off-the-grid tiny house is nestled on a 23 acre parcel at the end of a quarter-mile dirt road. The property itself is secluded but is less than 2 miles from the heart of Saranac Lake's downtown. This property is bordered by the Saranac River, the backside of Baker Mountain and State Forest. The only other building on the property is our timberframe which we may or may not be at during the time of your visit. The property does have private trails up to the cliffs on the backside of Baker mtn however, the Saranac River is down a steep embankment so it does not make for a good place to launch a boat (several public boat launches nearby). The Mt Baker tiny house is a great basecamp for hiking the Saranac Lake 6-ers, paddling/boating along the Saranac Chain of lakes or Saranac River, Mountain Biking at Dewey, Pisgah or other nearby BETA trails. IMPORTANT DETAILS: This tiny cabin is completely off the grid: no electricity, heat or cooling. Queen sized bed - we provide the linens. The driveway is narrow - so nothing in tow. Drinking water is provided via jug and dispenser. There is a brand new outhouse (no flushable toilet) We have a designated spot for campfires (smores are a must) There is an older propane grill outside for guest use
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Willow Hill Farm and Mountains

23 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents400 acres · Keeseville, Essex
Willow Hill Farm is a family-run working horse farm. We train , teach, board horses, and run a day camp. We had a resident camp for 40 years. We have mountains in our backyard and the Au Sable River bordering our meadow for a half mile. We are 45 minutes from Lake Placid and 30 minutes from Plattsburgh. Montreal and Burlington, VT are a 1&1/2 hour drive. Hiking, boating, and swimming are all close, and riding lessons are available on the farm.
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White Pine Camp

1 site · Tent4 acres · Keene, Essex
Keene NY. Beautiful woodlot with mountain views. In the heart of the High Peaks. Minutes from most 46er peaks and mountain bike trails. Footsteps away from the Ausable River. Peaceful spot on quiet back road. In town but out of town feel. Restored pine plantation and fruit orchard (active restoration in progress). PortaJohn. No running water. Owner lives on the premises.
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Adirondack Rustic Retreat

2 sites · Lodging240 acres · North Creek, Warren
As far as we know, this land has been occupied since shortly after the civil war.  It is actually two farms, combined into one around 1900. The main farmhouse was built out of the logs they cleared in 1879, and there are old foundations of the other original farm houses/barns as well.  All over the property (now woods) there are piles of stones that the original inhabitants pulled from the fields. The second farm house was built in 1901. Most of the total 240 acres were cleared pasture land at that time.  During the twenties and thirties the property was owned by an industrious couple from the City that lovingly turned it into more of a "rustic retreat"; damming a pond, planting ornamentals and upgrading the buildings.  There have been many owners over the years, but we are proud to say it has been with us the longest.  Our family bought it in 1961 and we have been trying to be good stewards ever since.  Come and visit our little patch of wilderness!
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The Cabin

1 site · Lodging16 acres · Redford, Clinton
Secluded log cabin set in 16 acres of private woodland in the Adirondacks. Easy access to all the region has to offer, from world class fishing, hiking, climbing and paddling with white face mountain 20 minutes away for skiing and snowboarding in the winter. The Cabin is off the grid, with solar power for lighting and well pump, propane for the fridge and stove, and two wood burning stoves for heat. There’s an outhouse for a washroom.. There’s a screened in porch that has a bbq as a second cooking option. The property is teaming with wildlife, providing a home to many species native to the region. An ideal location to immerse yourself in nature !
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Camp Moonset

1 site · Lodging660 acres · Au Sable Forks, Clinton
Our cabin is an original Adirondack hunters camp. Built-in bunks sleep up to 5 people comfortably with a wood stove, propane lighting and a dry sink to load with ice and goodies. This off-the-grid, rustic cabin is the ONLY camp on over 600 acres of land, giving you privacy and immediate access to nature. World class hiking, boating, swimming, biking, and fishing all within minutes of Camp Moonset and set in one of the most beloved areas by ADK locals. Enjoy the Adirondacks' High Peaks region without the crowds.
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Adirondack Cabin for Unwinding

1 site · Lodging8 acres · Vermontville, Franklin
Sleep comfortably in a quaint cabin with easy access to Adirondack hiking, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, hunting and relaxing. Our cabin is tucked away, bordered by NYS Forever Wild land to the south and west and few neighbors to the north and east. Built by a local doctor in 1924, this cabin was his family's summer home. He was also a talented watercolor painter and his original work is displayed throughout. We are only the third owners and we have been enjoying the cabin since the 80's. In the last 30 years we have introduced some creature comforts (hot/cold water, electricity) while maintaining its original charm. In a time where it is so hard to disconnect from the world, we offer a comfy bed, fresh air, starry nights, a fire and no cell service at the cabin. Learn more about this land: Come, sit back, disconnect and relax in our unique cabin in the Adirondack Park. Our 99-year-old cabin comfortably sleeps seven. There are two small private bedrooms: one with a queen and the second with a full bed. The third room is open to the living room and features a bunk bed. Linens, blankets and towels are provided. The kitchen is well stocked with cookware, a full-sized stove, refrigerator, microwave and farmhouse sink with hot and cold running water. The bathroom has a flush toilet, sink and tub with handheld shower. There is a pellet stove (pellets provided) in our kitchen/dining area and a wood stove (wood provided) in the living room. Both bedrooms have thermostat controlled electric heat. The cabin is a true escape: no internet, no telephone and hit or (mostly) miss cell service. There is electricity if you need to recharge a device and there is a great sound system to Bluetooth your tunes. Built by Dr. James Cormier in 1924, our cabin became a summer getaway for his family. He was also an artist and his original watercolors still adorn its walls. We are only the third owners in nearly 100 years and we have been building cherished memories there for decades. We have made improvements to the property while retaining its charm. There is one P/T neighbor who shares our driveway but the property provides privacy. We are adjacent to a NYS Forest Preserve and surrounded by woods. The cabin is a short drive from Lake Placid and Saranac Lake and close to hiking the Adirondacks, canoeing in the St. Regis Canoe Area, close to the Six Nations Indian Museum and an easy drive to the Visitors Interpretive Center at Paul Smith’s College. For the water and fishing enthusiast a 3 minute drive or 10 minute walk brings you to the North Branch of the Saranac River, Rainbow Lake and Lake Kushaqua. Local fishing, and hunting opportunities abound. The cabin’s location also offers history buffs a chance to explore the impact of tuberculosis sanatoriums which served patients from the big cities in the early 20th century. Sites are available to explore within walking distance and a small museum in Saranac Lake is worth the trip. Lastly, there is a cool antique store within a few miles whose owner is always available for conversation about the area. After a day of ADK fun, you can kick back around the fire ring (outdoor burning wood supplied) and take in the stars. If the weather isn't cooperating, stay in with a good book, play some card/board games or just spend some uninterrupted time with people you care about.  Please let us know if we can answer any questions or provide something special to make your stay even better.
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La Vida Base Camp

4 sites · Tents75 acres · Saranac Lake, Franklin
The perfect getaway for outdoor enthusiasts, this camping site nestled in the heart of the forest is a haven for adventure. With hiking trails within a short driving distance, you can explore the lush greenery and take in the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. After a short drive, take a dip in the nearby lakes (Lake Colby and Lake Flower) and rivers for a refreshing break, or challenge yourself nearby rock climbing . If you're looking for a change of pace, the charming towns of Saranac Lake and Lake Placid are just a short drive away, offering a variety of shops, restaurants and tourist attractions. Whether you want to relax and reconnect with nature or pursue exciting outdoor activities, this site will be a great home base! Because we are a registered New York Children's Camp we ask all Hipcampers to abide by the following rules: No smoking, No consumption of alcohol, Quiet time after 10pm, Pack out your own trash.
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Sherwood Forest

1 site · Tent2 acres · Elizabethtown, Essex
Tons of hiking nearby in the middle of the Adirondack's 46 high peaks! Conveniently located off of 9N in Keene, NY, yet off of the beaten path. Hike nearby Owl's Head Trail or Indian Head and Rainbow Falls. This area is well-known for not only hiking, but biking, boating, fishing, and simply enjoying the outdoors. A few restaurants and an excellent Stewart's convenient store are just a half mile up the road towards the town of Keene. Come enjoy nature at its finest!
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The Goslings' Nest

2 sites · Lodging, RVs1 acre · Jay, Essex
Thank you for considering staying at THE GOSLINGS' NEST ADIRONDACK CHALET NEAR LAKE PLACID NEW YORK. This is our 'fundraiser' for 14 year old BRIANNA GOSNELL TEAM USA Luge. This helps us afford the $4600+ Olympic Training Center/ORDA/Team USA Luge fees towards the 2024 Youth Olympic Games in S Korea AND !!THE!! 2026 Winter Olympics in Italy! GO GOsnell GOal for GOld!
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Forest camping near Tupper Lake with campfires guide

Located in the heart of the Adirondack Park, you’re never far from nature in Tupper Lake, New York. Not only is the village an excellent jumping off point for exploring the Adirondacks, it’s also home to pristine waters that are ideal for swimming and paddling in, as well as secluded trails. You’ll also find the popular Wild Center, a natural history ecocenter, here, as well as the Adirondack Sky Center and Observatory. Add in some great breweries and restaurants and you have all the fixings for the perfect New York getaway. 

Where to Go

Saranac Lake

Just a 25-minute drive away, Saranac Lake forms part of the Tri-Lakes Region along with Tupper Lake. Surrounded by high peaks, the town has a charming downtown lined with galleries and restaurants and the area has plenty of hiking trails and canoe routes. A few miles away, 87 boat-access campsites at Saranac Lake Islands span Middle Saranac Lake and Lower Saranac Lake. 

Lake Placid

The third of the lakes that make up the Tri-Lakes Region is Lake Placid, a 40-minute drive from Tupper Lake. A two-time Winter Olympics host, the village is a hub for snowsports, including bobsledding and ski jumping. Nearby, the Adirondack Mountain Club's Wilderness Campground has tent sites, lean-tos, and canvas cabins. 

Ausable Chasm

Known as the “Grand Canyon of the Adirondacks,” Ausable Chasm is a two-mile-long gorge that has been carved into the landscape by the Au Sable river. Visitors can hike along roaring rapids and across suspension bridges, or go rafting through the bottom of the canyon. Ausable Chasm is around an hour and a half’s drive from Tupper Lake.

When to Go

Warm weather and long days make spring and summer ideal for enjoying the trails and water activities on offer, and are the most popular seasons to visit the Tri-Lakes Region and the Adirondacks generally. Fall offers fewer crowds and golden landscapes. For snowsports enthusiasts, winter is even more appealing with many visitors flocking to Lake Placid to enjoy everything from skiing and bobsledding to snowshoeing and dog sledding.

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