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. 

  • Feb15

    Stars and S'mores Winter Hike

    Friday, February 15, 2019 - 6:00pm

    Otter Creek Preserve

    Hike through Otter Creek Preserve and Nature Trail guided by the moonlight, and learn all about space with Dr. Joshua Thomas.

  • Apr9

    Common Tern Nesting Grid Installation

    Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 8:30am

    TILT Office

    The terns will return to the Eagle Wings shoals and Tidd Island soon! Help us get their nesting sites ready for the season.

  • Apr27

    2018 For the Trees

    "For the Trees" Arbor Day Celebration

    Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 9:30am

    Zenda Farms Preserve

    Join TILT at Zenda Farms Preserve for our 7th Annual "For the Trees" Arbor Day Celebration!

  • Apr28

    2017 Signs of Spring Trek

    Signs of Spring with Peter O'Shea

    Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 10:00am

    Macsherry Trail, Crooked Creek Preserve

    Search for signs of spring on a fun hike along the Macsherry Trail.

  • May11

    2016 Spring Stewardship Day at Chippewa Preserve

    Spring Stewardship Day

    Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 10:00am


    Volunteer at Spring Stewardship Day to help TILT prepare for the summer season.

  • May16

    Introduction to eBirding

    Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 5:30pm

    TILT Office

    Learn how to use eBird, and then join us for the Warbler Walk on Saturday, May 18th!

  • May18

    Golden-wing Warbler

    Warbler Walk

    Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 7:00am

    Otter Creek Preserve and Nature Trail

    Learn how to spot and identify birds- both new and experienced birders welcome!

  • Jun1

    Four Seasons Yoga in Nature- Summer Session at Foster Blake

    Foster Blake Yoga Session with River Yoga

    Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 10:00am

    Foster Blake Woods Preserve

    Celebrate your practice with TILT and River Yoga under the trees at Foster Blake Woods Preserve in Clayton.

  • Jun17

    Carleton Island Rookery Hike

    Monday, June 17, 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*

  • Jun18

    2018 Moonlight Kayak

    Moonlight Butterfield Lake Paddle with IRLC

    Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 8:00pm

    Butterfield Lake, Redwood

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

  • 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*

  • 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 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

    Thousand Islands Biological Station, Governor's Island

    Spend a day as a fish scientist with students at the Thousand Islands Biological Station on Governor's Island.

  • 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

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

  • Aug17

    Zenda Movie Night

    Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 8:30pm to 10:00pm

    Zenda Farms Preserve

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