Fall Stewardship Day

Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:30pm

Sissy Danforth Rivergate Trail

Sissy Danforth Rivergate Trail. Photo Credit Chris Murray

Make history and begin working on a trail that’s been a part of our community for over 100 years. If you love the Rivergate Trail, join the Thousand Islands Land Trust for their Fall Stewardship Day! On Saturday, September 14 from 10am-12:30pm, head over to the Sissy Danforth Rivergate Trail on TILT’s S. Gerald Ingerson Preserve in Clayton to lend a hand and work with TILT staff and volunteers to help with trail clearing. 

In 1993, TILT began acquiring pieces of the historic New York Central/Penn Central Railroad bed in Clayton, Orleans, Theresa, Redwood and Philadelphia. The rails-to-trails project is named for former director, Louise “Sissy” Danforth, who was the inspired energy behind its development. It’s a multi-use trail that can be accessed from several points, and TILT hopes to connect the trail to the Clayton River Walk to encourage more community access to this beautiful landscape.

This project will be labor-intensive and on uneven terrain. TILT requests volunteers bring hand tools (brush cutters, loppers, pruners, and garden rakes). Wear work boots, long pants and work gloves.

Breakfast will be provided for all volunteers, and TILT encourages bringing a bagged lunch and reusable water bottle. Register by emailing [email protected], calling the TILT office at 315-686-5345, or by signing up here.


Meet at our new parking lot on East Line Road, across from the ABM Doebler Storage Facility, about 0.8 miles from the Victorian/Subway in Clayton.