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Keene Valley: Home Of The Adirondack High Peaks

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With the greatest number of high peaks in one region, Keene Valley is appropriately known as "The Home of the High Peaks." The town is surrounded by some of the most majestic and highest mountains east of the Rockies.

It is just a short drive from Keene Valley to the Tri-Lakes communities - Lake PlacidSaranac Lake and Tupper Lake - to the west, the Ausable Valley communities to the north, and the Lake Champlain communities to the east!

Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and just enjoy the wild and unspoiled charms of nature when you visit Keene Valley.

A climber's paradise (rock and ice) lies on either side of Route 73. The famous "Beer Walls" , also known as Chapel Pond Canyon, are only a short walk from Chapel Pond. Many of the climbing routes are named after beer-related terms like Frosted Mug and Seven Ounces.

The mountains are honeycombed with hiking trails that range from rugged, sometimes multi-day trips (such as Mount Marcy, New York's highest peak) to easy, family friendly ones (such as the Base of Roaring Brook Falls, on the Giant Mountain trail).

Throughout the High Peaks Wilderness, an estimated 72 different lean-tos are available.

When the rugged adventures are over for the day, Keene Valley offers relaxation, restoration, and comfort at its unique restaurants and shops. Enjoy this year round Adirondack destination!

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a view from the summit of upper wolfjaw mountain
Upper Wolfjaw Mountain
Keene Valley, NY
Featuring an elevation of 4,185 feet, Upper Wolfjaw Mountain is recognized as the 29th High Peak of the Adirondacks and is not rec... [+More]
lots of mountains with small bodies of water visible between them
Allen Mountain
Keene Valley, NY
Allen Mountain has an elevation of 4,340' and is one of New York's 46 Adirondack High Peaks. There is no official trail to Allen's... [+More]
Beer Walls Falls
Keene Valley, NY
Beer Walls Falls is a seasonal waterfall best viewed in the spring or after heavy rains. It might be dry during late summer months... [+More]
waterfall over rocks
Rock Garden Falls
Keene Valley, NY
Rock Garden Falls got its name from waterfall guidebook author Russell Dunn, who found it resembled a Japanese rock garden.... [+More]
rushing waterfall with photo credit to tim hall
Bushnell Falls
Keene Valley, NY
The 20-foot Bushnell Falls is a popular Adirondack destination located near John's Brook Ledge in Keene.... [+More]
bed and breakfast with light snow cover
Snow Goose Bed & Breakfast
Keene Valley, NY
Carefully designed for your serenity, the three rooms feature private baths, A/C, WiFi, elegant decor, plus our delicious breakfas... [+More]
armstrong mountain as seen from a neighboring peak with a large tree in the foreground
Armstrong Mountain
Keene Valley, NY
Armstrong Mountain is the 22nd-highest of the Adirondack High Peaks, with an elevation of 4,400 ft.... [+More]
tall, skinny waterfall dropping through the woods
Roaring Brook Falls
Keene Valley, NY
Roaring Brook Falls drops more than 100 feet in two segments.... [+More]
Noon Mark Diner
Keene Valley, NY
Stop into Noon Mark Diner for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Serving classic diner foods, Noon Mark Diner is a throwback in all the ... [+More]
The Mountaineer
Keene Valley, NY
Apparel and sporting goods store located on scenic Route 73. Hiking and skiing apparel, outerwear, gloves, mittens, footwear and m... [+More]
Keene Valley Neighborhood House
Keene Valley, NY
Keene Valley Neighborhood House is a not-for-profit assisted living facility in the heart of the Adirondacks. Residents receive hi... [+More]