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Keene , also called Keene Valley, is a small town located in Essex County, home of the famous "High Peaks" in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains in the northern part of the state. The town is host to the well-known annual Adirondack International Mountaineering Festival, which celebrates mountaineering with a variety of activities such as ice climbing, slide shows, mountaineering clinics and more. This charitable event supports local search and rescue groups and other organizations. Keene is in the center of one of the country's premier winter sports arenas. Lake Placid and Whiteface Mountain are a short 35-minute drive away, and outdoor adventure abounds such as rock climbing, ice climbing, alpine and cross-country skiing, ice skating, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, bobsledding and luge. Summer is almost as popular as winter, with hiking, mountain biking, boating and fishing, camping, golf, white water rafting and horseback riding all popular sports in the area. Keene is also home to several country inns and mountain lodges, including Bark Eater, a 150-year-old farmhouse that was originally a stagecoach stopover that now offers cross-country skiing and horseback riding on the premises.

Surrounding areas: Jay, New York (8.8 mi), Wilmington, New York (9.2 mi), Whiteface Mountain, New York (9.4 mi), Lake Placid, New York (9.8 mi), Saranac Lake, New York (17.5 mi), Westport, New York (18.3 mi), Augur Lake, New York (20.0 mi)

Keene Vacation Rentals




Keene Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Courtyard By Marriott5920 Cascade RdLake Placid, NY8.8 mi.(518) 523-2900
Adirondack Inn By The Lake2625 Main StLake Placid, NY9.5 mi.(518) 523-2424
Adirondak LojAdirondack Loj RdLake Placid, NY9.5 mi.(518) 523-3441
Best Western Golden Arrow Hotel2559 Main StLake Placid, NY9.5 mi.(518) 523-3353
Econo LodgeCascade RdLake Placid, NY9.5 mi.(518) 523-2812
Econo LodgeLake Placid, NY9.5 mi.(518) 523-2817
Edelweiss Motel2806 Wilmington RdLake Placid, NY9.5 mi.(518) 523-3821
Jack Rabbit InnCascade RdLake Placid, NY9.5 mi.(518) 523-0123
Schulte's Motor InnRt 73 Cascade RdLake Placid, NY9.5 mi.(518) 523-3532
Thunderbird Motor InnMain StLake Placid, NY9.5 mi.(518) 523-2439
Hilton Lake Placid Resort1 Mirror Lake DrLake Placid, NY9.7 mi.(518) 523-4411
Crowne Plaza Resort & Golf Club Lake Placid1 Olympic DrLake Placid, NY9.8 mi.(518) 523-2556
Hotel ST Moritz31 Saranac AveLake Placid, NY10.1 mi.(518) 523-9240
Edge Of The Lake Motel56 Saranac AveLake Placid, NY10.3 mi.(518) 523-9430
Comfort Inn On Lake Placid2125 Saranac AveLake Placid, NY10.4 mi.(518) 523-9555
The Westport Hotel6691 Main StWestport, NY19.2 mi.(518) 962-4501
Villa Motel1875 Rt 9Keeseville, NY23.1 mi.(518) 834-7579
Jimmos Four Corner Motel BLDG 1Rt 7North Ferrisburg, VT28.2 mi.(802) 425-2967
Jimmos Four Corner Motel BLDG 2Rt 7North Ferrisburg, VT28.2 mi.(802) 425-2967
Jimmos Four Corner Motel BLDG 3Rt 7North Ferrisburg, VT28.2 mi.(802) 425-2967
Pico Resort HotelSherburne PassShelburne, VT29.2 mi.( ) -
Shelburne HouseHBR RdShelburne, VT29.2 mi.(802) 985-8686
T-Bird Motel Inn4405 Shelburne RdShelburne, VT29.7 mi.(802) 985-3663
Dutch Mill Motel BLDG Units 1-52056 Shelburne RdShelburne, VT29.9 mi.(802) 985-3568
Econo Lodge Office1960 Shelburne RdShelburne, VT29.9 mi.( ) -
La Quinta Inn2056 Shelburne RdShelburne, VT29.9 mi.(801) 954-9292
North Star Motel2000 Shelburne RdShelburne, VT29.9 mi.(802) 863-3421

Keene Weather & Climate

The Adirondack Mountains, near Saranac Lake and Lake Placid, enjoys four specific seasons with winters that are crisp, cold and snowy and warm, pleasant summers with low humidity. In spring and autumn, the days are warm and the evenings cool, perfect for viewing the wildflowers of April or the colors of fall. The average summer temperature is 75 F (24 C) and the average low is 50F (10 C); winter's average high is 27 F (-3 C) and the average low is 5 F (-15 C). The annual precipitation is 39 inches, keeping the forests green and the lakes and streams flowing. As with most mountain climates, the weather can change quickly, however, so be prepared. A sunny day can turn stormy very quickly in the higher elevations. Luckily, the Adirondacks do not experience the devastation of tornadoes, earthquakes or hurricanes as do some other areas of the country. There is no specific rainy season; rather there are both wet and dry spells in every season.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 27°F 5°F 2.67 in. -
February 30°F 7°F 2.00 in. -
March 40°F 16°F 2.77 in. -
April 51°F 28°F 2.85 in. -
May 65°F 39°F 3.33 in. -
June 73°F 48°F 4.08 in. -
July 77°F 53°F 4.02 in. -
August 75°F 51°F 4.23 in. -
September 67°F 44°F 4.21 in. -
October 56°F 34°F 3.49 in. -
November 43°F 24°F 3.41 in. -
December 31°F 11°F 2.77 in. -

Keene Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Adirondack Regional airport (SLK) located about 22 miles northwest of Keene in Saranac Lake, New York, the Plattsburgh International airport (PBG) located approximately 31 miles northeast of Keene in Plattsburgh, New York, the Clinton County airport (PLB) located roughly 32 miles northeast of Keene in Plattsburgh, New York, the Burlington International airport (BTV) located around 34 miles east of Keene in Burlington, Vermont, the Edward F Knapp State airport (MPV) located about 60 miles east of Keene in Barre - Montpelier, Vermont, the Floyd Bennett Memorial airport (GFL) located approximately 63 miles south of Keene in Glens Falls, New York, and finally the Rutland State airport (RUT) located roughly 65 miles southeast of Keene in Rutland, Vermont.

Keene Attractions

 
Amusement and Theme Parks
Great EscapeLake GeorgeNY57.4 mi.
Magic Forest ParkLake GeorgeNY57.4 mi.
Enchanted ForestOld ForgeNY69.9 mi.
Sherman's Amusement ParkCaroga LakeNY83.7 mi.
 
Water Parks
Water Slide WorldLake GeorgeNY57.4 mi.
Enchanted Forest/Water SafariOld ForgeNY69.9 mi.
 
Golf Courses
Craig Wood Golf & Country ClubLake PlacidNY9.8 mi.
Camroden Golf CourseRomeNY13.9 mi.
Delta Knolls Golf CenterRomeNY13.9 mi.
Golf KnollsRomeNY13.9 mi.
Rome Country ClubRomeNY13.9 mi.
Sleepy Hollow Golf & Country ClubRomeNY13.9 mi.
AuSable Valley Golf CourseAu Sable ForksNY14.1 mi.
Saranac Lake Golf ClubRay BrookNY14.6 mi.
Saranac Inn Golf & Country ClubSaranac LakeNY17.5 mi.
Westport Country ClubWestportNY18.6 mi.
Willsboro Golf ClubWillsboroNY20.8 mi.
Moriah Country ClubPort HenryNY22.2 mi.
Loon Lake Golf CourseLoon LakeNY24.3 mi.
Port Kent Golf CoursePort KentNY26.6 mi.
Schroon Lake Municipal Golf CourseSchroon LakeNY29.4 mi.
Kwiniaska Golf ClubShelburneVT29.5 mi.
 
Ski Areas
WhitefaceWilmingtonNY9.2 mi.
Gore MountainNorth CreekNY43.8 mi.
Bolton Valley ResortBoltonVT45.7 mi.
SugarbushWarrenVT47.4 mi.
Mad River GlenWaitsfieldVT48.1 mi.
Middlebury CollegeHancockVT52.3 mi.
Smugglers NotchJeffersonvilleVT54.5 mi.
Stowe Mountain ResortStoweVT56.5 mi.
KillingtonKillingtonVT64.2 mi.
West MountainGlens FallsNY65.8 mi.
Suicide SixWoodstockVT76.9 mi.
Okemo Mountain ResortLudlowVT80.5 mi.
Willard MountainGreenwichNY81.8 mi.
BromleyManchester CenterVT83.0 mi.
Ascutney Mountain ResortBrownsvilleVT85.3 mi.
StrattonStratton MountainVT90.3 mi.
Snow RidgeTurinNY91.6 mi.
Shu-maker MountainLittle FallsNY99.3 mi.
Cannon MountainFranconiaNH101.2 mi.
Loon MountainLincolnNH106.2 mi.
 
State Parks
Button Bay State ParkVT22.5 mi. 
Adirondack State ParkNY23.5 mi. 
Kings Bay State ParkVT24.4 mi. 
Mount Philo State ParkVT28.8 mi. 
Sand Bar State ParkVT37.1 mi. 
Mallets Bay State ParkVT37.2 mi. 
Cumberland Bay State ParkNY37.8 mi. 
Grand Isle State ParkVT38.4 mi. 
 
Museums
Charles Dickert Memorial Wildlife MuseumSaranac LakeNY17.6 mi.(Science)
Penfield Homestead MuseumCrown PointNY27.4 mi.(History)
Shelburne MuseumShelburneVT29.2 mi.(Art)
Adirondack MuseumBlue Mountain LakeNY42.6 mi.(History)
 
Zoos and Aquariums
Utica ZooUticaNY107.5 mi.


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