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. 

  • Apr8

    Signs of Spring Hike

    Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 10:00am

    Macsherry Trail at Crooked Creek Preserve

    Please join us for a walk with naturalist Peter O'Shea and see if Spring will actually return.

  • Apr11

    Installing the Tern Grid

    Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 8:30am to Friday, April 14, 2017 - 2:00pm

    Eagle Wings Shoals and Tidd Island

    Help install the gull exclusion grid in advance of this year's nesting season for the threatened Common Tern.

  • Apr29

    A Celebration For the Trees!

    Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 9:30am

    Zenda Farms Preserve

    Celebrate Arbor Day by helping to plant trees at Zenda Farms Preserve. Fun provided (lunch too!)

  • May13

    Rebuilding a footbridge on the Macsherry Trail

    Spring Stewardship Day

    Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 10:00am


    Help us get our preserves ready for the busy summer season.

  • May20

    KidsTrek: How Does the Garden Grow?

    Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

    Zenda Farms Preserve

    It's time to plant the Kids Korner of the Zenda Community Garden!

  • May30

    Paint & Sip with Morgan Ringer

    Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 5:30pm

    Zenda Farms Preserve

    Learn how to paint in the style of Michael Ringer, accompanied by a glass of wine.

  • Jun15

    Silver Kayak Paddle on French Creek

    Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 10:00am

    French Creek, Clayton

    A gentler paddle up beautiful French Creek in Clayton, with guides Jane Carver and Robin Hoffman.

  • Jun17

    Mutt Strut - a brand new TILTrek!

    Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 9:00am to 10:30am

    Zenda Farms Preserve

    This is a brand new TILTrek for you and your best friend!

  • 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

    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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    Start your day with an exhilarating yoga practice in one of the most beautiful spots on the River.

  • 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 transporation.)

    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.

  • 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!

  • Aug12

    Dig with Doug!

    Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 9:30am

    Fort Haldimand on Carleton Island

    Rain date August 26, 2017. An archaeological dig at a Revolutionary War era British Fort.

  • 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.