Get Your 10,000 Steps in the 1000 Islands

Going on vacation does not have to slow your pace, give your Fitbit a workout while traveling. You can still get your 10,000 steps in while enjoying all that the Thousand Island region has to offer!

Let us help you stay on track with these suggestions:

Sunset at Zenda Farms in Clayton

1000 Islands Land Trust (TILT)

TILT’s ten signature preserves reflect the extraordinary diversity of habitat, wildlife and beauty that make the Region so special. All preserves are open to the public and includes 20 miles of trails! One popular trail, that is easily accessible and dog-friendly is just outside the village of Clayton. Visit the Zenda Farms Preserve and walk the 1.5-mile long Lois Jean & John MacFarlane Trail around the grasslands conserved for nesting birds.

Hiking on Wellesley Island

Minna Anthony Common Nature Center

Located on 600 acres of land within the Wellesley Island State Park, the Nature Center has nine miles of hiking trails.  The varied landscapes of Wellesley Island State Park: the shores of Eel Bay, grassy meadows, wetlands and forests, and rocky outcrops leading to the cliffs above the Narrows, offers something for everyone!

Thousand Islands Bridge

What better way to view the Thousand Islands than from above! You can cross the American Span of the Thousand Islands Bridge using the sidewalk on the west side of the bridge (adjacent to southbound lane). The walkway is about one mile in total length and provides a scenic view upriver toward Clayton and the Rock Island lighthouse.

Indian River Lakes Conservancy (IRLC)

The IRLC is a land trust dedicated to preserving the unique natural character of the Indian River Lakes Region located on the St. Lawrence River plain. The IRLC protects 2,500 acres of land within this area and maintains more than 20 miles of public trails! All trails are dog-friendly, they just ask that you please respect the trails, plants, and wildlife.

Yoga on the river

River Yoga

Need to stretch before that long hike? Consider yoga along the mighty St. Lawrence River! River Yoga is in historic downtown Clayton NY, and welcomes the community to practice, heal and thrive along in their classes facilitated along the shores of the River.