The start of the VanDusen Preserve hiking trail, off West Mountain Road.


VanDusen Preserve – west side of West Mt. Rd. 0.2 miles south of intersection with Mt. View Lane or 0.4 miles north of intersection with Aviation Rd, Queensbury , NY

65 Acres of Land in Its Natural State

QLC owns several parcels of land in Queensbury, preserving approximately 65 acres of land in its natural state and providing ecologically-friendly recreational opportunities.

Hiking, wildlife observation and snowshoeing are all welcome activities at VanDusen Preserve, generously donated by Richard Van Dusen in 2004, QLC’s property on the West Mountain range off West Mountain Road. There is a well-marked and maintained trail that provides a nearly 1 3/4-mile round trip to the crest of the mountain ridge that overlooks all of Queensbury and Glens Falls.

The Clendon Brook Preserve , generously donated by the Roland Akins family, is located on the side of Corinth Road approximately 400 feet west of the VanDusen Road intersection. The trail is 1/2 mile long and is open for hiking. We are hoping to have Clendon Brook stocked next spring so that we may offer fishing as well as hiking. There is a parking lot accommodating four cars at the trail head.

The Leon M. Steves Big Bay Preserve is a 68 acre parcel of land made available for public use in late 2015 by a generous donation from the Open Space Institute. There are more than 2500 feet of shorefront on the Hudson River and over 3000 feet along Clendon Brook. The land also abuts a 38 acre parcel to the east owned by The Town of Queensbury that will have future trails, and with permission already granted to cross city lands, will connect to the trails of Hudson Pointe to the west. Presently, a trail of 1.26 miles exists for your walking pleasure.

What visitors have to say about QLC lands

“Great trail – close to home.”

“Outstanding!!! Came across a flock of turkeys.”

“Great family activity – good, good day.”

“Saw a beautiful doe – The top is beautiful, a peaceful retreat.”

“Great little treat in our own backyard.”

The QLC’s VanDusen Preserve is located right off West Mountain Road in Queensbury:

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