Activities and Programs

With over 240 islands on this 26-mile-long lake, there is plenty to do lakeside. Canoes, kayaks, sunfish, and sailing boats may be rented for a nominal fee. Often campers bring their own boats. Some never want to leave the island and choose instead to take walks around the many island paths.

Island Educator

Three Mile's Island Educator is on staff to help campers intensify their own interests and experiences in the natural setting, serve as a resource for learning more about the environment and natural world, and offer specific Programs. Please feel free to talk with the Island Educator about questions or ideas for activities that will enhance your family's experience at Three Mile.

Volunteer to Run a Program!

While many come for rest and retreat, others are eager to share their knowledge or skills with fellow campers. Organize a book discussion? Watercolor workshop? Yoga session? Give an evening talk? With Nature as a subject, the sky's the limit. Talk to the Island Educator when you get to the island.

For other possibilities, see our Volunteer Opportunities page.


There are many hour- to day-long canoe trips around the lake—only limited by the skill and imagination of the canoeist. Popular destinations include the Beaver Islands, Blueberry Island with a wide, sandy beach, Five Mile Island, and Stonedam Island, a natural preserve owned by the Lakes Region Conservation Trust.