2017 Garden Parking/Shuttle Schedule

Chuck Bruha hiking in the High Peaks

Chuck Bruha hiking in the High Peaks

Once again the Town of Keene will manage the Garden Parking Lot in Keene Valley in acordance with the Adopt a Resource Agreement with New York State Department of Conservation. The Town of Keene will also serve as operator of a public transportation system that will serve hikers and the general public.

This program was initiated in response to illegal and unsafe parking that prevailed. The parking fees pay for attendants on weekends, maintenance and winter snowplowing of the Garden, Rooster Comb and Roaring  Brook Parking Lots, portable toilets, information kiosks and donations of rescue equipment.

Commencing Friday, Mat 12th, a fee of $10.00 American (Candaian @$13.00) per calendar day, 12:01 AM Midnight to Midnight, will be assessed for parking at the Garden Lot . The daily fee will continue through the month of October. An attendant will be at the Garden Lot from 1:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Fridays and from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays during the period. Town Employees and DEC Rangers will monitor the lot during the week.

The shuttle will operate from the Southwest corner of Marcy Field, off Route 73, when the Garden Parking Lot is full, beginning with the two Holiday periods in May, from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM, as follows:
Victoria Day Weekend – May 20th, 21st & 22nd
Memorial Day Weekend- May 27th,28th& 29th

Shuttle operation will resume on Saturday, June 17th, operating on Saturday, Sundays and Holidays. Sunday, October 15th will be the last day of operation.

A fee of $10.00 American (Canadian @$13.00) will be changed per person for a rounds trip.

Thank you for the continued support of this project. We hope that reasonable management will ensure continued access the the High Peaks Wilderness.

-The Town of Keene
(Adopt a Natural Resource Manager for the NYSDEC)