Home Of Mt. Marcy, Countless Waterfalls & Untouched Splendor: 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 is the 9th-highest of the Adirondack High Peaks with an elevation of 4,827 ft.
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 is the 27th-highest of the Adirondack High Peaks, with an elevation of 4,240 ft.
Blake Peak is the 43rd of the Adirondacks' 46 High Peaks, with an elevation of 3,960 ft.
Bouquet River Falls
The Bouquet River Falls is a set of falls in the Adirondacks' Essex County.
This large and picturesque cascading waterfall drops over 100 feet from Cascade Mountain.
Cascade Mountain is the 36th-highest of New York's Adirondack High Peaks, with an elevation of 4,098 ft.
Dial Mountain is the 41st-highest of the Adirondack High Peaks, with an elevation of 4,020 ft.
Dix Mountain is the sixth-highest of the 46 Adirondack High Peaks with an elevation of 4,857 ft.
Fairy Ladder Falls
This 90 foot high staircase cascade is located on Gill Brook, upstream from Artists Falls.
Falls on the North Folk Boquet River
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 is the 12th-highest of the 46 Adirondack High Peaks with an elevation of 4,627 ft.
Gothics Mountain is the 10th-highest of the 46 Adirondack High Peaks, with an elevation of 4,736 ft.
Standing at 4,840 feet, Gray Peak is the 7th tallest Adirondack High Peak. It is located in Keene Valley, fairly close to Mount Marcy.
South of Keene is a wide, 20-foot-high falls on the east branch of the Ausable River.
Lower Wolfjaw Mountain
Lower Wolfjaw Mountain is the 30th-highest of New York's High Peaks, with an elevation of 4,175 ft. Part of the Great Range, Lower Wolfjaw can be hiked on its own, or as part of a larger loop.
Mossy Cascade Brook Falls
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 is the 11th highest peak in the Adirondacks. Its elevation reached 4,714 feet. Its most prominent feature, the Trap Dike, is popular with both experienced hikers and rock climbers.
Mount Colvin is one of the shortest High Peaks, standing at 4,057 feet, which places it 39th out of 46.
Standing at 4,960 feet, Mount Haystack is the third tallest mountain in New York State. Its bald summit offers incredible views of the Adirondacks.
With an elevation of 5,344 feet above sea level, Mount Marcy is the highest peak in the Adirondacks and the highest mountain in New York State.
Mount Redfield is the 15th highest of New York State's Adirondack High Peaks, with an elevation of 4,606 ft.
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 is the 38th highest of the 46 High Peaks of the Adirondacks, with an elevation of 4,059 ft.
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 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 is the 20th highest mountain in New York State, with an elevation of 4,420 ft.
Saddleback Mountain is the 17th highest peak in New York State with an elevation of 4,515 ft.
Sawteeth Mountain is the 35th-highest of New York's High Peaks, with an elevation of 4,100 ft.
Wedge Brook Falls
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 May 29 - October 9, 2022, Sundays from 9:30am to 2pm, at the Marcy Airfield between Keene and Keene Valley on Route 73.
Mountain Health Center
Part of Adirondack Health, Mountain Health Center in Keene offers primary care services close to home.