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. 

  • Jun27

    De-Stress in Nature: Meditation Walk

    Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 9:00am

    Otter Creek Preserve, Alexandria Bay, NY

    Kripalu instructor BJ Mosher will lead a Meditation Walk at Otter Creek Preserve.

  • Jul5

    Hike to the Rookery on Carleton Island

    Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

    Carleton Island

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    Ecologist Michael Parkes will lead a hike to the Carleton Island heron rookery.

  • Jul11

    CANCELLED: De-Stress in Nature: Yoga on Potters Beach

    Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 8:00am

    Potters Beach on Grindstone Island (Meet at the TILT office for boat transportation.)

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    Due to high water, we have had to cancel this TILTrek. Please check back next year.

  • Jul15

    photo by Mark Scarlett

    Annual Loon Census

    Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 8:00am to 9:00am

    Various locations

    Help document the local loon population for the Adirondack Loon Conservation Program.

  • Jul18

    KidsTrek: Dairy Farm Day

    Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

    Homestead Farm, LaFargeville

    We'll visit a working dairy farm and have a lot of fun!

  • Jul20

    De-Stress in Nature: Yoga with Live Yum!

    Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 9:00am

    Zenda Farms Preserve

    Yoga practice in a beautiful locale, followed by some refreshing treats from our friends at Live Yum!

  • Jul26

    Grindstone Island Mule Tour

    Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 8:30am

    Meet at TILT Office

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    Our famous tour of Grindstone Island, from one end to the other on board 4-wheeled mules.

  • Aug1

    Ichthyologist for a Day! The ADULT version

    Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

    T.I. Biological Station on Governor's Island (Meet at the TILT Office for boat transportation.)

    Our most popular KidsTrek is now being offered to adults. Spend the afternoon with the biologists at Governor's Island and learn about our St. Lawrence fishery.

  • Aug7

    Moonlight Kayak Paddle with IRLC

    Monday, August 7, 2017 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm

    Millsite Lake, Theresa

    Join us with friends from Indian River Lakes Conservancy for a moonlight paddle on Millsite Lake.

  • Aug8

    Removing the Tern Grid

    Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 8:30am

    Eagle Wings Shoals

    Date determined by the weather. Help us remove the Tern Grid after the nesting season is over.

  • Aug10

    TILTKids Camp

    Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

    Zenda Farms Preserve

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    It's an Ecosystem Extravaganza! From creepy crawlies to winged wonders, we'll have fun and do some crafts too!

  • Aug15

    Kayaking Chippewa Bay & Crooked Creek

    Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

    Crooked Creek Preserve

    Come kayak in Chippewa Bay and Crooked Creek with Mike Stock from Riverbay Adventure Inn.

  • Aug22

    Birkhead Lecture: Batty About Bats!

    Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

    Zenda Farms Preserve

    Come learn about the fascinating and splendid bat!

  • Aug26

    Dig with Doug!

    Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 9:30am

    Fort Haldimand on Carleton Island

    An archaeological dig at a Revolutionary War era British Fort.

  • Sep16

    Family Fun Run at Otter Creek Preserve

    Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 10:00am

    Otter Creek Preserve, Alexandria Bay, NY

    A Family-friendly fundraiser in support of youth, nature and health in the 1000 Islands.

  • Sep23

    Fall Stewardship Day

    Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 10:00am

    Various locations

    Calling all volunteers to clean up our trails!

  • Oct15

    Fall Foliage Hike with Hearts for Youth

    Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 1:00pm

    Otter Creek Preserve, Alexandria Bay, NY

    Check out the beautiful fall colors on a hike at Otter Creek Preserve with our friends from Hearts for Youth in Alexandria Bay.