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August 2018

Roasting Marshmallows on an open fire

Stories and S’mores – Still on -Don’t let the rain deter you

August 31, 2018
6:30 pm
- 8:30 pm
Family Friendly Event, Reservations Required

Don't let a little rain deter you!  We are still on, we will gather under the pavilion inside the zoo grounds.  We even have a portable fire pit to roast marshmallows!  Gather round the Thompson Park Zoo campfire for storyteller Lynn Morgan's enchanting tales. We will roast s'mores, and celebrate the end of a beautiful Tug Hill summer. Admission is $5/adult and $2/child – 2 and under FREE. Register now! 

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September 2018

Sunday at the Sanctuary

September 9, 2018
3:00 pm
- 5:00 pm
FREE: Family Event

Come explore the Joseph A. Blake wildlife sanctuary in a series of fun and informal activities that are designed to engage the senses and inspire discovery. This is a staff-led event where child friendly activities are provided and all ages are welcome to attend. Dress comfortably for the weather, wear sturdy shoes and bring plenty of water and bug dope! RSVP to Lin Gibbs at 315-779-2239.

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Nature Photography Workshop

September 22, 2018
10:00 am
- 5:00 pm
Reservations Required

Refine your nature photography game and get the best photographs possible with local experts, Steve and Vici Diehl. During this day long workshop, the Diehl’s will share techniques they use to take stunning nature photos year round. Your day will begin inside discussing composition/design and different photo types then end outside, gaining hands-on experience at the Thompson Park Zoo and Conservancy and, the Joseph A. Blake Wildlife Sanctuary. Registration is required and limited to 10. The cost is $50, lunch…

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Trail Hike & Bonfire

Trail Hike & Bonfire

September 28, 2018
6:00 pm
- 8:00 pm
FREE: Family Event

Landowners Cary Fassler and Deb Kahkejian will lead us on a moderate two to three-mile loop hike, through the forest to an active beaver pond and back to their homestead in the town of Amboy, Oswego County. After the hike, everyone is invited to warm up around a campfire and enjoy some light refreshments. The 970-acre property is home to a wide variety of wildlife habitats, and is protected by Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust. RSVP to Lin Gibbs at…

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October 2018

Old Growth Hike

Old Growth Hike

October 6, 2018
10:00 am
- 3:00 pm
FREE: Family Event, FREE: Thanks to community support

If you have ever wondered how old trees can be, and love fall foliage, then this is the hike for you. We invite you to explore one of the most remote, and beautiful old growth forests in Tug Hill for this autumn hike. Naturalist, and outdoors-man, Bob McNamara will be leading this four-mile hike. Plan on wearing sturdy boots, as we will be doing off-trail hiking over moderately difficult terrain. The payoff for your efforts will be massive trees, that…

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Sunday at the Sanctuary

October 14, 2018
3:00 pm
- 5:00 pm

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED 

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CANCELLED The Black River Outdoor Education Program (BROEP) Hike or Bike

October 20, 2018
10:00 am
- 2:00 pm

You’re invited to partake in a fun fall day outside hiking or mountain biking. This outing showcases the Black River Forest, with its beautiful lodge nestled deep in the flat meadow basin of a prehistoric kettle surrounded by 1300 feet high escarpments and 8 miles of trails that is normally not open to the public. You will travel through a variety of forest habitats as you explore these moderately hilly trails by foot or by bike.  BROEP can provide mountain…

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Annual Dinner

Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust Annual Dinner

October 25, 2018
6:00 pm
- 9:00 pm
Reservations Required

This event is a great way to celebrate the families that have worked with the land trust to protect their land, as well as hear about new projects and programs coming in 2019. Enjoy cocktail hour (cash bar only) and the beautiful farmlands and changing foliage from 6:00 - 7:00 PM. Following this will be a buffet-style dinner, and silent auction with exclusive items to benefit the Land Trust. The cost to attend is $40 per person or $75 per…

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December 2018

Murray Trail Snowshoe or Hike

December 1, 2018
10:00 am
- 2:00 pm
Family Friendly Event

Join us in celebrating the arrival of December for this free, family-friendly hike at the Development Authority of the North Country’s Murray Trail in Rodman, NY from 10am to 2pm. We'll warm up inside DANC’s Murray Center building at the end of the hike, with hot cocoa and snacks provided by the Land Trust. Hikers will meet at the DANC nature trail parking area (23400 NY-177, Rodman, NY 13682) at 10 am. Look for a white building and THTLT sandwich…

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January 2019

Black River Forest Ski or Snowshoe Day

January 19, 2019
10:00 am
- 2:00 pm
FREE: Thanks to community support

We are partnering with the Black River Outdoor Education Program (BROEP), Boonville, NY, to offer an experience normally not available to the general public. Even if you have been out on the BREIA trails before, chances are you haven’t been here yet. Cross-country skis, boots, poles, and snowshoes are available free of charge for those not bringing their own equipment.  BROEP can also supply snow pants, ski boots, hats, mittens, and more. Everything you need to ski or snowshoe comfortably…

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