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.
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!