Spier Falls

Photo Credit: Jerry Monkman

Spier Falls

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Spier Falls


In the southeast foothills of the Adirondacks, near the city of Glen Falls, the Hudson River turns sharply in its 315-mile journey through New York State. Traversing a rugged natural river gorge, the Hudson flows from west to east before again turning south. When OSI acquired the 3,400-acre Spier Falls property, it protected fourteen miles of pristine Hudson shoreline, divided evenly between the north and south sides of the River. In 2000, the property was conveyed to New York State as an addition to Moreau Lake State Park.

Located just below Spier Falls, the 87-acre Hudson Pointe peninsula features a mile of shoreline, a mature pine forest, and state-designated wetlands. Saved from development by OSI’s acquisition and donated to the Town of Queensbury, the peninsula is a popular nature preserve, which includes a boardwalk/observation deck built by OSI, giving visitors closer access to the many birds that make their home in the unspoiled beauty of a Hudson River bay and marsh.

OSI also acquired the adjacent 70-acre Faith Bible property, a former children’s summer camp. This acquisition further extends the preservation of the Hudson River shoreline and includes wetlands, river bluffs, and Clendon Brook frontage. Used in part by the town of Queensbury for recreation, the remainder of the property is protected as an undeveloped nature preserve.

 

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