Treks & Camp

TILTreks, KidsTreks and TILTKids Day 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 "Ichthyologist for a Day" when we visit Thousand Islands Biological Station on Governor's Island and learn what it is like to be a real fish scientist. You can even catch a fish!

TILTKids Day Camp is a special themed program with several activities aimed at exploring the theme more completely. Camps have included Invasive Inspectors, Let's Migrate, and Nature Rocks!

 

Most TILTreks are free and open to the public, while some are reserved for TILT members only. 

  • Jun5

    Volunteers work together to grade new gravel on the MacFarlane Trail during the 2019 Spring Stewardship Day at Zenda Farms Preserve.

    Spring Stewardship Day at Otter Creek Preserve

    Saturday, June 5, 2021 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

    Otter Creek Preserve

    Help TILT with stewardship on our Preserves and prepare the trails for the summer season.

  • Jun7

    Virtual iNaturalist & Seek Training

    Monday, June 7, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

    Virtual

    Learn how to use the iNaturalist & Seek apps for exploring your natural surroundings!

  • Jun13

    A child uses a magnifying glass to examine the structure of an oak leaf during a Kids Trek.

    Seek and Find Nature - TILT’s Week-long Bioblitz

    Sunday, June 13, 2021 - 8:00am to Saturday, June 19, 2021 - 8:00pm

    Various Locations

    Take your tech outside and log valuable data about local species while hiking on any of TILT'S Ten Signature Preserves.

  • Jun21

    A walker enjoys a quiet moment of contemplation during the 2019 Summer Solstice Walking Meditation Trek.

    Summer Solstice Walking Meditation

    Monday, June 21, 2021 - 9:00am to 10:00am

    Chippewa Bay Preserve

    De-stress in nature with a walking meditation workshop.

  • Jul1

    Yogis of all levels take a quiet moment to reflect during the 2018 Summer Yoga Trek at Foster-Blake Woods Preserve.

    Summer Yoga at Foster-Blake Woods Preserve

    Thursday, July 1, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am

    Foster-Blake Woods Preserve

    De-Stress in nature and celebrate your yoga practice at our Foster-Blake Woods Preserve.

  • Jul17

    A Common Loon takes flight over the water. Photo by Martin Zonnenberg, 2010.

    Annual Loon Census with Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation

    Saturday, July 17, 2021 (All day)

    Various Locations

    Help TILT and the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation by volunteering to help count the local Common Loon population.

  • Jul20

    Buzz on Bugs KidsTrek

    Tuesday, July 20, 2021 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

    Zenda Farms Preserve

    Get a closer look at the creepy, crawly, and cute bugs that call the 1000 Islands home at Zenda Farms Preserve.

  • Aug6

    "Healthy Land = Healthy River" KidsTrek at TI Park

    Friday, August 6, 2021 - 10:00am to 12:30pm

    Thousand Island Park

    TILTKids will explore the vital connection between land and water all while adventuring around TI Park on Wellesley Island.

  • Aug17

    Chippewa Bay Kayak Adventure

    Tuesday, August 17, 2021 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

    Riverbay Adventure Inn, Chippewa Bay

    Explore one of the most significant wetlands on the St. Lawrence with a guided paddle around Chippewa Bay and Chippewa Creek with Mike Stock.

  • Aug24

    Common Tern Nesting Grid Removal

    Tuesday, August 24, 2021 - 8:30am to 2:00pm

    Eagle Wing Shoals & Tidd Island

    Volunteers are welcome to help TILT and conservation partner, Save The River, with the removal of the Common Tern Nesting Grid.

  • Sep18

    Fall Stewardship Day at Potters Beach Preserve

    Saturday, September 18, 2021 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

    Potters Beach Preserve - Grindstone Island

    Volunteer with TILT to help protect the natural beauty of Potters Beach and collect valuable data for the Alliance for the Great Lakes Adopt-a-Beach Program.

  • Oct3

    Fall Foliage Hike with Hearts For Youth Inc.

    Sunday, October 3, 2021 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

    Crooked Creek Preserve - Macsherry Trail

  • Oct23

    Fall Yoga at Otter Creek Preserve

    Saturday, October 23, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:30am

    Otter Creek Preserve