The goal of this project is to create a location in the town of Keene that accommodates numerous forms
of non-motorized recreation with some features optimized for mountain biking. There should be little to
no cost for the Town of Keene. The recreation focused working group for the 2021 Town of Keene
Strategic Plan highlighted the need to provide a safe, positive, and ecologically sound recreation
experience for residents and visitors alike, citing bike paths and alternative trails as potential
improvements to the town’s recreation structure. The Essex County property on 9N between Keene and
Upper Jay offers a rare opportunity to implement this vision through the development of a new multiuse trail system and mountain bike skills area currently sees very little use.

Keene 9N Phase 2 Concept Plan Revised (pdf)