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Tupper Lake Named “Under the Radar Ski Destination” in Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal recently profiled Tupper Lake, calling it an “under the radar ski destination” popular with outdoorsy types. The article suggests Tupper Lake as an alternative to Lake Placid, calling it “less famous (and less busy).” They profile real estate in the area and the volunteer effort at Big Tupper Ski Area. Check out the full article, here: http://www.wsj.com/articles/tupper-lake-an-under-the-radar-ski-destination-1447944670.


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From our Guest Book…

“What a wonderful week we’ve had at your beautiful camp, going on many excursions around the area! We heartily recommend plays at Pendragon, walks at Paul Smith’s VIC & Fish Creek Pond. We arrived just in time to catch a spectacular sunset and an equally beautiful but different one last night. It’s not possible to be here for a week without feeling the great sense of peace of the lake and mountains. We return home refreshed and already looking forward to next year when we hope to come for two weeks. Many thanks!”

-All 3 in our early 70’s and great lovers of the Adirondacks


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Swim Dock!

This summer we added a fabulous new swim dock to Camp Wilderness Sunrise! Our waterfront is shallow and sandy, which makes it a great place for kids and dogs to play. After realizing how much we hung out down there last summer after adding the docks along the shore under the deck, we thought it was time for a swim dock. Everyone needs a place to swim to!

Swim Dock 1 - Wild Center LodgingThis is no ordinary swim dock. It has two built in lounge chairs and a built in table – it’s the perfect place to relax and enjoy a picnic and a cold beverage, while you take in the view and try to avoid the splashing from the kids as they jump off. The weather this summer has been so amazing (and hot!). We’ve spent lots of weekends showing off Wild Walk at The Wild Center to friends, then stopping at Raquette River Brewing for some fresh beer, Well Dressed Foods for a gourmet picnic lunch and spending the rest of the day hanging out at the water. We hope you enjoy our new swim dock on your next visit!


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Kid Guest Post: Maple Week at the Wild Center

by. Amelie Cudmore, age 8

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Today I went to The Wild Center with mom, dad, grandma and my brother Brayson. We have a group membership for family and friends. First, we signed in.

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Then we got to do a treasure hunt because it was maple weekend. We had clues and started across from the big sphere, then went to the science lab, then the art room, then some place over by the trout. We found the golden leaf! It was really pretty. Next, I was playing with the otters. They really liked to follow my hands on the glass! Then we sat down and did an art project. We used stencils first, then did some painting.

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After that, we went to make paper with a bicycle! We used it to make the pulp. We put the pulp on a screen in a picture frame, then put color on it, then let it dry. With the paper, we made a maple recipe on the printing press. We put ink on a roller on the stencil, then put our paper over it, then squished it with a big wheel. It was pretty fun. After that, we got to pet the snake! It is a rat snake. His name is “Son of Fluffy.” He is called that because his dad’s name is Fluffy. Last, we went to the gift shop and bought maple syrup candy and maple syrup.

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It was an amazing day! I hope you liked this.


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Fall in the Adirondacks

Fall leaves Adirondacks hiking

We were recently in Tupper Lake for Oktupperfest at Big Tupper Ski Area and the leaves were at their absolute peak. It was so beautiful! In addition to archery lessons for the kids (with targets ranging from zombies to moose), live music, a pumpkin slingshot competition (that my husband won!) and a watermelon eating contest (that my son did not win, which resulted in many, many tears), there were helicopter rides over the Tupper Lake Golf Club and out towards Big Tupper Lake, then back up and down the mountain. It was wonderful to see the parking area at Big Tupper completely packed and friends all over the mountain, enjoying the beautiful day with their families. The Golf Club was also completely packed and we had to wait in line for dinner at Little Italy that night, then again the next morning at the Lumberjack. Clearly we weren’t the only ones enjoying a perfect Adirondack fall weekend. A friend made this video of his ride so you can see the beauty for yourself. Enjoy!