Register for 2015 TILTreks,TeenTreks, KidsTreks, TILTKids Camp and Events!

To celebrate our 30th year of conserving the 1000 Islands, TILT has scheduled extra exciting and educational Treks & Events, just for you to enjoy! From hiking, biking, kayaking and birding; to yoga, film and nature photography; to lectures and tours; to our TeenTreks, KidsTreks and TILTKids Camp; community events and volunteer opportunities - there is sure to be something for everyone!

Please register for Treks and Events below. We're looking forward to seeing you in 2015!


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Photo by Bill Munro
TILTKids Camp: "Habitat Hikers" on Grindstone Island*
Event Start Date: 8/1/2015 10:00 AM Event End Date: 8/1/2015 1:30 PM
Cost: $0.00
For TILT’s 3rd annual Camp, TILTKids will hike different habitats along the Grindstone Island Nature Trail and learn the importance of each for the various animals, insects, plants and trees that live there. *TILTKids Camp is reserved for TILTKids supporters and has limited space.
Event Locations
Grindstone Island Preserves > Grindstone Island Nature Trail
TILT Office/Visitors Center, 135 John St, Clayton
Removing the Common Tern Nesting Grid: 8:30am, exact date weather dependent
Event Start Date: 8/3/2015 12:00 AM Event End Date: 8/7/2015 11:59 PM
Cost: $0.00
Now it's time to take down the grid that protected the nesting habitat for the Common tern - TILT and STR need your help!
Event Locations
Eagle Wings Shoals, Clayton
TILT Office/Visitors Center, 135 John St, Clayton
Hyde Lake Geology Paddle with IRLC
Event Start Date: 8/4/2015 5:00 PM Event End Date: 8/4/2015 7:00 PM
Cost: $0.00
Join TILT and the Indian River Lake Conservancy’s (IRLC) for a fascinating, geological exploration of this secluded lake nestled in the woods of Theresa, led by retired geologist Kenneth Schwarz.
Event Locations
Hyde Lake, Theresa
KidsTrek: "On the Farm" with Dani & David Baker at Cross Island Farms
Event Start Date: 8/5/2015 1:00 PM Event End Date: 8/5/2015 3:00 PM
Cost: $0.00
For the last KidsTrek of the season, join TILT at Cross Island Farms on Wellesley Island for a day “on the farm,” including meeting animals and enjoying a scavenger hunt.
Event Locations
Wellesley Island > Cross Island Farms
Zenda Farms Preserve
Annual Birkhead Lecture: 30 Years of Stories
Event Start Date: 8/9/2015 3:30 PM Event End Date: 8/9/2015 5:00 PM
Cost: $0.00
TILT’s asking area residents and visitors alike to email your best 1000 Islands story to us - We’ll pick a few of our favorites to be shared during our annual Guthrie and Louise Birkhead Lecture & Reception at Zenda Farms Preserve. The rest will be collected in a limited edition book.
Event Locations
Zenda Farms Preserve, Clayton
TeenTrek: Paddle Boarding at TI Park
Event Start Date: 8/11/2015 4:00 PM Event End Date: 8/11/2015 6:00 PM
Cost per place: $0.00
Calling all teenagers: Bring your friends and try paddle boarding from Wellesley Island's Thousand Islands Park!
Event Locations
Wellesley Island
Wellesley Island > Thousand Island Park
"De-Stress in Nature" - Walking Meditation with Kripalu Yoga and Wellness Center
Event Start Date: 8/13/2015 9:00 AM Event End Date: 8/13/2015 11:00 AM
Cost: $0.00
Join TILT at the Otter Creek Preserve Nature Trail for our final “De-Stress in Nature” workshop of the season - a walking meditation, ending with quiet contemplation at the Otter Creek overlook.
Event Locations
Otter Creek Preserve, Alexandria Bay
Photo by Suann VanDewalker of Sky Walker Photography
TILT's Volunteer Recognition Day
Event Start Date: 8/14/2015 5:00 PM Event End Date: 8/14/2015 7:00 PM
Cost: $0.00
Thank you to our volunteers, who do so much for the land trust! Join TILT at Zenda Farms Preserve for dinner and drinks.
Event Locations
Zenda Farms Preserve, Clayton
"De-Stress in Nature" - Meditative Journaling with Linda Potter of Nautilus Retreats
Event Start Date: 8/18/2015 9:00 AM Event End Date: 8/18/2015 11:00 AM
Cost: $0.00
RESCHEDULED: For TILT’s first “De-Stress in Nature” trek, Linda Potter of Nautilus Retreats and Coaching will lead us in experiencing the benefits of writing, inspired by a peaceful walk in the woods.
Event Locations
Foster-Blake Trail
TILT's Major Donor Appreciation Event
Event Start Date: 8/20/2015 5:00 PM Event End Date: 8/20/2015 7:00 PM
A special thank you to our Islander, Guardian and Friend of the Land donors! Watch for your invitation in the mail.
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"Captured" in the Wild!

To see more photos from the past few years of fun "out on the land,"  visit TILT's Flickr page.

SUNY ESF exhibit at Picnic

Grindstone's Grassland Birds 

KayakTrek on Red Lake

Art from Nature KidsTrek

Grindstone Bike Trek

Grindstone Island Mule Tour 

Removing the Tern Grid 

Please note: Our Outreach staff and volunteers often take photos of trek participants and event-goers, for future use in promoting TILT's mission and activities. If you are uncomfortable with your likeness, or that of your family, being used for promotional purposes, please do not hesitate to approach the TILT representative and/or photographer(s) present and make your preferences clear - we will always respect your privacy!

* = This Trek is reserved for TILT members-only. Please click here to become a supporter or add TILTKids benefits to your existing membership, at no extra cost to you!

We recommend early registration for KidsTreks & Camp and the Mule Tour, as these treks tend to fill up fast.

The length and terrain of our trails vary - if you have any concerns or questions about whether a TILTrek or trail is appropriate for you, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Volunteer Opportunities Key

Preserve Stewardship Volunteer training session (you only need to attend 1 session to complete your training):

"Busy Beaver" (kid-friendly) volunteer opportunity:

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