Home Of Mt. Marcy, Countless Waterfalls & Untouched Splendor: Keene, NY

Fall Foliage at Baxter Mountain in Keene NY

Keene is located in Essex County and sits along the East Branch of the Au Sable River. Keene is also home to Mt. Marcy, the highest point in all the Adirondacks and New York State. This recognition is not lost on Keene as the town is also where some of the most breathtaking views in the Adirondacks can be seen.

From Hulls Falls to mountainscapes, there are plenty of beautiful, natural scenes for you to lay eyes on during your next trip to Keene.

Natural beauty isn't just a spectator sport in Keene. There are tremendous trout fishing opportunities in the local waters, numerous hiking trails within the town, snowshoeing in the winter months, and rock climbing for thrill seekers. Almost any outdoor activity you can imagine doing can take place in Keene.

Need a break from nature? Browse the unique shops in town or grab a bite to eat at local restaurants.

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Basin Mountain
Basin Mountain
Keene, NY
Basin Mountain is the 9th-highest of the Adirondack High Peaks with an elevation of 4,827 ft.
Baxter Mountain
Keene, NY
This short, 1.1 mile hike offers big rewards and is great for beginners and those with young kids.
Big Slide Mountain
Big Slide Mountain
Keene, NY
Big Slide Mountain is the 27th-highest of the Adirondack High Peaks, with an elevation of 4,240 ft.
Blake Peak
Blake Peak
Keene, NY
Blake Peak is the 43rd of the Adirondacks' 46 High Peaks, with an elevation of 3,960 ft.
Bouquet River Falls
Keene, NY
The Bouquet River Falls is a set of falls in the Adirondacks' Essex County.
Cascade Falls
Cascade Falls
Keene, NY
This large and picturesque cascading waterfall drops over 100 feet from Cascade Mountain.
Photo: Kim Colvin
Cascade Mountain
Keene, NY
Cascade Mountain is the 36th-highest of New York's Adirondack High Peaks, with an elevation of 4,098 ft.
Photo courtesy of Gerry Lemmo
Clifford Falls
Keene, NY
For directions, visit: http://www.northeastwaterfalls.com/waterfall.php?num=568&p=0
Dial Mountain
Dial Mountain
Keene, NY
Dial Mountain is the 41st-highest of the Adirondack High Peaks, with an elevation of 4,020 ft.
Dix Mountain
Dix Mountain
Keene, NY
Dix Mountain is the sixth-highest of the 46 Adirondack High Peaks with an elevation of 4,857 ft.
Fairy Ladder Falls
Keene, NY
This 90 foot high staircase cascade is located on Gill Brook, upstream from Artists Falls.
Falls on the North Folk Boquet River
Keene, NY
The entire stretch of the river has one drop after another. The top of the falls is a broad rock slide about 40 feet long, with a pool of water towards the bottom.
Giant Mountain
Giant Mountain
Keene, NY
Giant Mountain is the 12th-highest of the 46 Adirondack High Peaks with an elevation of 4,627 ft.
Gothics Mountain
Gothics Mountain
Keene, NY
Gothics Mountain is the 10th-highest of the 46 Adirondack High Peaks, with an elevation of 4,736 ft.
Gray Mountain
Gray Mountain
Keene, NY
Gray Peak is the 7th highest mountain in New York State, with en elevation of 4,840 ft.
Photo by John Holmes
Hulls Falls
Keene, NY
South of Keene is a wide, 20-foot-high falls on the east branch of the Ausable River.
Lower Wolf Jaw Mountain
Lower Wolf Jaw Mountain
Keene, NY
Lower Wolf Jaw Mountain is the 30th-highest of New York's High Peaks, with an elevation of 4,175 ft.
Mossy Cascade Brook Falls
Mossy Cascade Brook Falls
Keene, NY
Mossy Cascade Brook Falls - also called Mossy Cascade - is a 40-foot-high drop in Mossy Cascade Brook, a tributary to East Branch of the Ausable River.
Mount Colden
Mount Colden
Keene, NY
Mount Colden is the 11th highest peak in New York State, with an elevation of 4,714 ft.
Mount Colvin
Mount Colvin
Keene, NY
Mount Colvin is the 39th-highest of New York's High Peaks, with an elevation of 4,057 ft.
Mount Haystack
Mount Haystack
Keene, NY
Mount Haystack is the third highest peak in New York State with an elevation of 4,960 ft.
Mount Marcy
Mount Marcy
Keene, NY
Mount Marcy is the highest peak in New York State, with an elevation of 5,344 ft.
Mount Redfield
Mount Redfield
Keene, NY
Mount Redfield is the 15th highest of New York State's Adirondack High Peaks, with an elevation of 4,606 ft.
Pitchoff Mountain
Pitchoff Mountain
Keene, NY
Pitchoff Mountain tops out at 3,600' and is the 80th-highest peak in the Adirondack Park. It is situated in the Sentinel Range adjacent to Cascade Pass and the Cascade Lakes.
Porter Mountain
Porter Mountain
Keene, NY
Porter Mountain is the 38th-highest of New York's High Peaks, with an elevation of 4,059 ft.
Pyramid Falls
Keene, NY
Pyramid Brook, a tributary to the Ausable River's East Branch, features a series of drops made less magnificent by the limited flow of water.
Rainbow Falls at Ausable Club
Rainbow Falls at Ausable Club
Keene, NY
Rainbow Falls consists of 150 feet of cascades, which fill the gorge with a constant mist, providing ideal conditions for spotting rainbows on sunny days.
Rocky Peak Ridge
Rocky Peak Ridge
Keene, NY
Rocky Peak Ridge is the 20th highest mountain in New York State, with an elevation of 4,420 ft.
Saddleback Mountain
Saddleback Mountain
Keene, NY
Saddleback Mountain is the 17th highest peak in New York State with an elevation of 4,515 ft.
Wedge Brook Falls
Wedge Brook Falls
Keene, NY
Wedge Brook, a tributary to the East Branch of the Ausable River, has a series of three falls.
Keene Farmers' Market
The Keene Farmers' Market is from June until October on Sundays, 9:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. It is located on Route 73 between Keene and Keene Valley at the Marcy Airfield.
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