Monday, June 19, 2023

Tupper Lake 8-Miler returns June 24

TUPPER LAKE — The Tupper Lake 8-Miler is set for Saturday, June 24.

This annual paddling race starts at the Town of Tupper Lake Boat Launch on State Route 30. The course takes paddlers under the Route 30 bridge, up the Raquette River to the Oxbow and then back to the boat launch. The event is a New York Paddlesports Race Association points race for canoes and kayaks. Tupper Lake 8 miler

Entry fee is $30. To register in advance, visit Same day registration is also accepted.

For race questions, contact Roger Gocking at or (518) 354-8377. For help with registration, email

The Tupper Lake 8-Miler is part of Celebrate Paddling ADK, a month-long festival featuring paddling activities, races, events, lectures, classes and more. Celebrate Paddling is a collaboration between St. Regis Canoe Outfitters, Adirondack Lakes & Trails Outfitters, Raquette River Outfitters, Mac’s Canoe Livery, the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism. Additional financial support is provided by Explore Adirondack Frontier.

To learn more or see the full schedule of events, visit

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