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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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Keene, NY Listings
grove of pine trees in front of a 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.
steep rock slide with other mountains visible in the distance
Big Slide Mountain
Keene, NY
Big Slide Mountain is the 27th-highest of the Adirondack High Peaks, with an elevation of 4,240 ft.
view of a body of water and tall mountains in the distance as seen from another mountain
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.
narrow waterfall dropping through the woods with photo credit to tom bessette
Cascade Falls
Keene, NY
This large and picturesque cascading waterfall drops over 100 feet from Cascade Mountain.
five women jumping at the top of cascade mountain
Cascade Mountain
Keene, NY
Cascade Mountain is the 36th-highest of New York's Adirondack High Peaks, with an elevation of 4,098 ft.
skinny waterfall dropping through the woods as a hiker watches
Clifford Falls
Keene, NY
For directions, visit: http://www.northeastwaterfalls.com/waterfall.php?num=568&p=0
map showing dial mountain
Dial Mountain
Keene, NY
Dial Mountain is the 41st-highest of the Adirondack High Peaks, with an elevation of 4,020 ft.
view of a mountain with some snow on it in the distance
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.
mountain with lots of rocky areas
Giant Mountain
Keene, NY
Giant Mountain is the 12th-highest of the 46 Adirondack High Peaks with an elevation of 4,627 ft.
snow-covered mountain
Gothics Mountain
Keene, NY
Gothics Mountain is the 10th-highest of the 46 Adirondack High Peaks, with an elevation of 4,736 ft.
multiple snow-covered mountains
Gray Peak
Keene, NY
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.
small waterfall under an overpass
Hulls Falls
Keene, NY
South of Keene is a wide, 20-foot-high falls on the east branch of the Ausable River.
view of a mountain summit in the fall from behind some pine trees
Lower Wolfjaw Mountain
Keene, NY
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.
narrow waterfall dropping down rocks in the woods with photo credit to john haywood
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.
two snow covered mountains as seen on a cloudy day
Mount Colden
Keene, NY
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.
several mountains on a sunny day
Mount Colvin
Keene, NY
Mount Colvin is one of the shortest High Peaks, standing at 4,057 feet, which places it 39th out of 46.
several mountain peaks at sunrise
Mount Haystack
Keene, NY
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.
calm body of water in front of three mountains
Mount Marcy
Keene, NY
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.
map showing mount redfield and other nearby landmarks
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.
woman sitting on a mountain summit
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.
sign marking the routes to blueberry and porter mountains and the town trail
Porter Mountain
Keene, NY
Porter Mountain is the 38th highest of the 46 High Peaks of the Adirondacks, 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.
large waterfall dropping through the woods in the fall with photo credit to laura neadle
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.
chain of tall mountains on a sunny day
Rocky Peak Ridge
Keene, NY
Rocky Peak Ridge is the 20th highest mountain in New York State, with an elevation of 4,420 ft.
aerial view of several snow-covered mountain summits
Saddleback Mountain
Keene, NY
Saddleback Mountain is the 17th highest peak in New York State with an elevation of 4,515 ft.
several mountains covered in fall foliage
Sawteeth Mountain
Keene, NY
Sawteeth Mountain is the 35th-highest of New York's High Peaks, with an elevation of 4,100 ft.
steep waterfall dropping into a pool with photo credit to john haywood
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 May 31 - October 11, 2020 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.
Mountain Health Center
Keene, NY
Part of Adirondack Health, Mountain Health Center in Keene offers primary care services close to home.