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Spring Hiking in Queensbury

Spring Hiking at Van Dusen Preserve

The Town of Queensbury is graced with a host of great hiking biking and walking trails. Local hiking trails provide easy access to the beauty that surrounds us, with well-maintained trails, adequate signage, and clear access to trailheads.

One of these is Van Dusen Preserve. This trail is one of four preserves that make up the Queensbury Land Conservancy.  It is located off of West Mountain Road and easily accessible. (See directions below) There is plenty of parking space at the trailhead, with directions, information, and poop bags for your pup. This is a fairly short trail, about 1.8 miles, but can be fairly steep in places.


Van Dusen Preserve is great for a short, vigorous, end-of-the-workday hike. The trail is shared by hikers, bikers, and canine companions. This is a great hike for dogs, but make sure they remain leashed at all times.  Have fun!

Directions to Van Dusen Preserve:

From Exit 19 of I87 Adirondack Northway, go West on Aviation Road approximately 2.5 miles to the Stop sign where it intersects with West Mt. Road. Take a right onto West Mountain Rd., and the Preserve is 3/10 of a mile on left.