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Come and enjoy our Trails   

Come enjoy the scenery and solitude of our trails so close to home.  Our trails are located in Queensbury, NY and all are either 5 or 10 minutes from the Adirondack Northway I-87 Exit 18, Exit 19 or Exit 20.  The trails are between 1/2 mile and 2.5 miles long.  They are free to use and are family friendly, so bring the kids and the dog.  Trail maps are available at each trail head and on this website. 

As always, please respect our trails and respect your fellow hikers/bikers.  All dogs but must be leashed and please clean up after them.  Also, carry out what you carry in and "leave no trace". 

                  Click on the tabs at the top of this page for directions and trail maps for each preserve.     


(Last update 05/06/18)  

News and Upcoming Events 

  • Calling all Fisherman - Come check out the Elk's Preserve and bring your Fishing pole.  There is public fishing access to Halfway Brook.  Don't forget your fishing License.  

  • Saturday October 5, 2019 at 10am Join the QLC for our annual cider and donut hike!  Bring the whole family to the Sullivan Preserve and enjoy a short hike, fall foliage and of course, cider and donuts.  This event is free and open to people of all ages.  The Sullivan Preserve trailhead is across the street from the Docksider restaurant.  See the Sullivan Preserve tab above for directions.   

  • Saturday August 24, 2019 at 11am - Annual Hot Dog Hike.  Join us at the Leon Steves Big Bay Preserve for a family friendly hike and a free hot dog lunch.   

  • Sunday March 3, 2019 - Join us for our annual snowshoe hike.  QLC board members will lead a FREE family friendly guided hike 1pm to 3pm.  Guests are also welcome to hike on their own. We'll have hot cocoa and cookies ready for you at the parking lot when you're done.  Note: you must bring your own snowshoes.  If you dont have your own and can't borrow from a friend, EMS in Wilton usually has rentals available.  

  • June 6, 2018 - Help stop the Hemlock Wooley Adelgid.  What is it and how can you help?  Please see the attached PDF.    

About QLC

The Queensbury Land Conservancy(QLC) is a 501 c(3) non-profit organization founded in 2000 to protect open space in the Greater Queensbury-Glens Falls region. It was created by local residents who share a commitment to conserving and enhancing the natural and recreational resources of the area for the benefit of current residents and future generations.

Our mission is to work with all sectors of the community to conserve land and resources in a manner consistent with responsible development. The organization is funded, in part, by the Town of Queensbury with additional support provided by donors.


Volunteers are often needed (and always appreciated) to:

  • Clear and maintain trails

  • Post signs at QLC properties

  • Help staff the QLC booth at community events

  • Assist with QLC-sponsored nature outings

Please see the "Contact us" tab for our phone number and email link.  Thank You.  

Donate - Land 

If you are considering donating your land for open space, contact QLC for an initial, confidential discussion. We can discuss your options with no obligations.  

By donating a gift of your land or donating a conservation easement for the property, you can: 

  • Qualify for certain tax benefits

  • Reduce your immediate tax bill

  • Cut your property taxes for future years.

Speak with a tax advisor for the specific impact on your taxes, or contact QLC to learn more about the potential tax savings.  Contact us via the "contact us" tab above. Thank you.  


Donate - Financial 

The Queensbury Land Conservancy relies on funding from a variety of public and private sources. Please help by making a donation. As a non-profit organization, your donation may be tax deductible.

  • Corporate $1,000

  • Sponsor $500

  • Patron $250

  • Donor $100

  • Participating $50

  • Individual $25

Please see the "contact Us' tab at the top of this page for our mailing address.  Thank your for your donation and your support.    


Thank You 

Thanks to all of you, our land donors, our financial donors and our volunteers who have helped create and maintain QLC into what it has become today.  Your generosity and support will allow current and future generations to enjoy the beauty of our Preserves.  A special thanks to all who have enjoyed and respected our lands.

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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.”

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