SAFETY IN THE MOUNTAINS
To reduce Covid-19 health risks associated with crowding, the Town of Keene is prohibiting spill-over hiker parking on some local streets during the governor's “New York State on PAUSE” directive.Parking on Johns Brook, Market and Adirondack Streets in Keene Valley will be limited to local residents beginning Friday, April 24. Direct access to the Garden, which is the jumping off point for major trails into the Johns Brook Valley and the Great Range, will remain open for local hikers and visitors. Once the 46-car lot is full, spill-over parking will not be permitted. Signs and traffic barricades will mark where it is illegal to park. Violators will be towed.Keene, along with New York State, ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) and the Adirondack 46ers, is working to reduce health risks for residents and visitors, and to protect scarce medical and rescue resources. Local outdoor organizations are encouraging people to 'stay out of the High Peaks' right now. Hikers are encouraged to maintain social distancing on the trail by keeping six feet apart, wearing masks when with others, and hiking locally.Many parking lots have significantly reduced capacity, including those at the Heart Lake Program Center and the Adirondack Mountain Reserve, (from 80 to 28 spots), south of Keene Valley.Remember to #hikelocal, #walklocal, #recreatelocal, & #recreateresponsibly if you're heading outside this weekend! Hike local. Stay safe. The Adirondacks will be here.For Further info: Contact Supervisor Joe Pete Wilson, at 518-576-4444, or firstname.lastname@example.org
THE GARDEN SHUTTLE WILL NOT BE OPERATING UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
2020 GARDEN/JOHNS BROOK VALLEY HIKER SHUTTLE SCHEDULE
The Garden Parking Lot in Keene Valley is open.
Parking is $10/day and there is a self-service payment system.
SHUTTLE CLOSED FOR THE SEASON
When the Garden is full, please park at the Rooster Comb parking lot. Please don't park on narrow streets or block access to homes.
Le parking Jardin de la Vallée de Keene est ouvert.
Le stationnement coûte 10 dollars par jour et il existe un système de paiement en libre service.
NAVETTE FERMEE POUR LA SAISON
Lorsque le jardin est plein, veuillez vous garer sur le parking du Rooster Comb ou à l’école de Market Street. Ne vous garez pas dans les rues étroites et ne bloquez pas l'accès aux maisons.
Hikers can park at Marcy Field and ride the shuttle to the Garden trailhead on weekends. The cost is $10 round-trip per person ($13 Canadian). The shuttle runs from 7 am until 7 pm Saturday & Sunday. The fee we collect goes to paying for road and parking lot maintence, portatpotties, and staff to run everything.
CURRENT SHUTTLE SCHEDULE
The shuttle operates from the Southwest corner of Marcy Field, off Route 73.
A fee of $10.00 American (Canadian @ $13.00) will be charged per person for a round trip. The fees pay for Front Country Stewards, maintenance, winter snowplowing, and portable toilets.
Thank you for your continued support in this project. We hope that reasonable management will ensure continued access to the High Peaks Wilderness.