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. 

  • Apr7

    Group looks at signs of spring in a wetland along the trail.

    Signs of Spring

    Saturday, April 7, 2018 - 10:00am

    Macsherry Trail

    Our annual spring walk with Peter O'Shea.

  • Apr10

    Tern Grid Installation

    Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 8:30am to Friday, April 13, 2018 - 2:00pm


    (Exact Date is dependent on the weather. This Trek lasts for several hours on one of the days mentioned.) Help install the grid that protects Common Tern nests and chicks from predators.

  • Apr28

    All ages help plant trees of all sizes on Arbor Day!

    "For the Trees!" - Our 6th Annual Arbor Day Celebration

    Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 9:30am

    Zenda Farms Preserve

    Welcome spring by getting your hands dirty! We're planting trees to celebrate Arbor Day.

  • May12

    Cleaning up the Chippewa Bay Trail

    Spring Stewardship Day

    Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 10:00am

    Various preserves

    Put your gloves on and grab your loppers and saws! We're heading out on the trails to get them ready for the summer season.

  • May15

    Intro to eBirding:Part 1

    Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

    TILT Office

    New two-part TILTrek to learn how to use the e-Bird app. Great for new and experienced birders.

  • May19

    Intro to eBirding: Part 2: Warbler Walk

    Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 7:00am to 10:00am

    Otter Creek Preserve

    Try out the eBird app in the field!

  • May26

    Bug Walk with Entomologist Jamie Wahls

    Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

    Otter Creek Preserve

    What is that bug? Now's your chance to learn about insects that live in the 1000 Islands.

  • Jun2

    Planting the Kids Korner of the Community Garden

    KidsTrek: Planting a Place for the Birds!

    Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

    Zenda Farms Preserve

    It's time to plant the Kids Korner in the Zenda Community Garden and make room for the birds!!

  • Jun6

    Yoga at Zenda in 2017.

    Four Seasons Yoga in Nature: Spring Session with River Yoga

    Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

    Zenda Farms Preserve

    A great way to shake off the winter with outdoor yoga in spring!

  • Jun19

    Carleton Island Rookery Hike

    Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:30pm

    Carleton Island

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    Visit an active heron rookery with ecologist, Michael Parkes.

  • Jun21

    photo by Sarah Ellen Smith

    "DeStress in Nature" Walking Meditation

    Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 9:00am

    Otter Creek Preserve

    Instructor BJ Mosher will help us find our center amid the beauty of Otter Creek Preserve.

  • Jun28

    Moonlight KayakTrek with IRLC

    Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm

    Butterfield Lake, Redwood

    Come paddle with us and our friends from Indian River Lakes Conservancy under the light of the full moon!

  • Jun30

    My feet are hot!

    2nd Annual Mutt Strut

    Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 9:00am to 10:30am

    Zenda Farms Preserve

    Show of your pooch and help Clayton go to the dogs!

  • Jul5

    KidsTrek: Pollinators: Bee-cause We Love Them!

    Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

    Zenda Farms Preserve

    There is more to a bee than its sting! Come find out more about these essential critters.

  • Jul10

    Feeding a calf during Dairy Farm Day!

    KidsTrek: Dairy Farm Day

    Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

    Homestead Farms, LaFargeville, NY

    Visit an organic dairy farm with us!

  • Jul17

    River Yoga session at Zenda Farms Preserve.

    Four Seasons Yoga in Nature: Summer Session with River Yoga

    Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 9:00am

    Foster Blake Preserve

    A short hike, an inspiring yoga practice - no better way to celebrate summer!

  • Jul21

    Common loon with chick - photo by Mark Scarlett

    Annual Loon Census

    Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 8:00am to 9:00am

    Various Locations

    Help the Adirondack Loon Conservation Program document the North Country's Loon population.

  • Jul25

    The parade of Grindstone Island mules.

    Grindstone Island Mule Tour

    Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 8:30am to 2:30pm

    Grindstone Island

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    Our famous tour of Grindstone Island's history and culture.

  • Aug1

    KidsTrek: Ichthyologist for a Day

    Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

    Thousand Islands Biological Station on Governor's Island

    How much fun is it to be a fish scientist? A LOT!!

  • Aug7

    Removing the Tern Grid

    Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 8:30am to Friday, August 10, 2018 - 1:30pm

    Eagle Wings Shoals and Tidd Island

    Nesting season is over, so it's time to take down the grid.