Saturday, April 25, 2020

Keene Limits Parking to Combat COVID-19

The Town of Keene is prohibiting spill-over hiking parking, in order to reduce health risks during the governor’s “New York State on PAUSE” directive. Access to the Garden, a jumping off point for all major trails into John’s Brook Valley and the Great Range, will remain open to local hikers and visitors, but once the 46-car lot is full, no more parking will be allowed. There will be signs and barricades to mark where it has been made illegal to park and violators of the new restrictions will have their vehicles towed.

Keene, along with NYS, the ADK Mountain Club, and the Adirondack 46ers, are working to reduce health risks and to preserve scarce medical resources, and would like to encourage everyone to stay out of the High Peaks for the duration of this quarantine. And if you do hike, to please maintain 6 feet of social distance, and wear a mask.

Remember to #hikelocal, #walklocal, #recreatelocal, & #recreateresponsibly if you do decide to go out, though again it is strongly recommended that you avoid the high peaks.

For further information, contact Supervisor Joe Pete Wilson at 518-576-4444 or

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