Treks & Camp

TILTreks, Kids Treks and Camp are great programs to get out on the land and experience the natural world in the Thousand Islands.

TILTreks include birding, hiking, kayaking and history outings, as well as Stewardship Days, and other volunteer events.

KidsTreks feature great kid-oriented activities like "Dairy Farm Day" when we visit an organic dairy farm and learn all about raising animals, and all the different uses for milk. We might even get to feed a calf!

TILTKids Camp is a special themed program with several activities aimed at exploring the theme more completely. Camps have included Looking Closer, Habitat Hikers and Nature Rocks! Most TILTreks are free and open to the public; some are reserved for TILT members only. 

  • Jun18

    2018 Moonlight Kayak

    Moonlight Payne Lake Paddle with IRLC

    Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 8:00pm

    Payne Lake, Oxbow

    Join TILT and the Indian River Lakes Conservancy for a moonlight kayak on Payne Lake.

  • Jun21

    2018 Walking Meditation

    Summer Solstice Walking Meditation

    Friday, June 21, 2019 - 9:00am

    Otter Creek Preserve and Nature Trail

    Let go of your stress on a walking meditation through Otter Creek Preserve.

  • Jun22

    purple loosestrife

    Invasive Species Workshop with TILT and Save The River

    Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 9:00am to 2:00pm

    Thousand Islands Land Trust Office, 135 John Street, Clayton, NY 13624

    Join the Thousand Islands Land Trust (TILT) and Save The River for an Invasive Species workshop on Saturday, June 22nd, from 9am-2pm.

  • Jun27

    2017 Birkhead Lecture

    Birkhead Lecture: "Rewilding the East"

    Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 5:30pm

    Zenda Farms Preserve, Clayton

    Enjoy our annual Birkhead Lecture with John Davis, part of the Clarkson Connections seminar series.

  • Jun29

    Photo of 2018 Mutt Strut by Erin McCarthy Greene

    3rd Annual Mutt Strut

    Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 9:00am

    Zenda Farms Preserve

    Strut your mutt with TILT in support of the Jefferson County SPCA! *$10 pre-registration / $15 day of registration per person*

  • Jul1

    Carleton Island Rookery Hike

    Monday, July 1, 2019 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

    Carleton Island

    Member only event Become a member today!

    Get a one-of-a-kind, up-close view of an active Great Blue Heron nesting site! *MEMBERS ONLY*

  • Jul9

    2018 Dairy Farm Day

    KidsTrek: Dairy Farm Day

    Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

    Homestead Fields, LaFargeville

    Learn how to milk a cow and make cheese at our popular "Dairy Farm Day" KidsTrek.

  • Jul11

    KidsTrek: Nature Journaling with TIAC

    Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 10:00am

    Otter Creek Preserve and Nature Trail

    This collaboration between TILT and Thousand Islands Arts Center (TIAC) is sure to be a great artistic exploration of nature for kids ages 5 – 12!

  • Jul20

    2018 loon paddle, painted by John Miller III

    Annual Loon Census with Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation

    Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 8:00am to 9:00am

    Various Locations

    Count the Common Loons outside your home or your favorite spot in the 1000 Islands for one hour, and contribute important data for conservation!

  • Jul26

    These adventurers found a geocache on Crooked Creek Preserve back in 2006!

    Treasure Hunt! Introduction to Geocaching

    Friday, July 26, 2019 - 1:00pm

    Chippewa Bay Preserve

    Join TILT and the Chippewa Bay Community Club on this new, family-friendly adventure in search of hidden caches. Geocaching pros and novices welcome!

  • Aug2

    2018 Ichthyologist For a Day KidsTrek

    KidsTrek: Ichthyologists (Fish Scientists) for a Day

    Friday, August 2, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

    Thousand Islands Biological Station, Governor's Island


  • Aug8

    Clarkson Connections: "All My Garden Guests are Wild!"

    Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 5:30pm

    Minna Anthony Common Nature Center

    Learn how to attract wildife to your yard in the fourth seminar of the Clarkson Connections series.

  • Aug9

    2018 TILTKids Day Camp: "Invasive Inspectors" on Grindstone Island

    TILTKids Day Camp: "Let's Migrate!"

    Friday, August 9, 2019 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

    Zenda Farms Preserve

    Join TILT for our 7th annual TILTKids Day Camp at Zenda Farms!

  • Aug13

    2017 Chippewa Kayak Trek

    Chippewa Bay Kayak Adventure

    Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

    Riverbay Adventure Inn, Chippewa Bay

    Member only event Become a member today!

    Join TILT and Riverbay Adventure Inn on an exciting members-only paddle on Chippewa Bay.

  • Aug17

    Zenda Movie Night

    Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

    Zenda Farms Preserve

    Head to Zenda for a family-friendly outdoor movie screening!

  • Aug22

    Aerial photo of Potters Beach taken at Fall Stewardship Day 2018.

    Potters Beach Yoga Session with River Yoga

    Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 9:00am

    Potters Beach Preserve

    Celebrate your practice with TILT and River Yoga on Potters Beach.

  • Aug27

    Common Tern Nesting Grid Removal

    Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 8:30am

    Eagle Wing Shoals and Tidd Island

    The Common Terns are gone, so the grid must come down! Volunteer to help take down the gull exclusion grid with TILT and Save the River.

  • Sep14

    TILT drone photo taken at Fall Stewardship Day 2018

    Fall Stewardship Day

    Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 10:00am

    Potters Beach Preserve

    Join TILT and participate in the Alliance for the Great Lakes Adopt-a-Beach program, where we will clean up natural and marine debris on Potters Beach.

  • Sep14

    Clarkson Connections: "Making North Country Roads Safer for Wildlife"

    Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

    Minna Anthony Common Nature Center

    Learn how we are making it easier for animals on the road in the final seminar of the Clarkson Connections series.

  • Oct6

    Photo of 2018 Fall Foliage Trek by Andrew Wood

    Fall Foliage Hike with Hearts for Youth

    Sunday, October 6, 2019 - 1:00pm

    Otter Creek Preserve

    Take in the view of the changing fall colors with TILT and Hearts for Youth, Inc. along Otter Creek Preserve and Nature Trail.