2016 Garden Parking Information & Hiker Shuttle Schedule


Once again the Town of Keene will manage the Garden Parking Lot in Keene Valley in accordance with an 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 the 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, April 22nd, a fee of $7.00 (Canadian @ $9.00) per calendar day, 12:01 AM 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 until 7:00 PM on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays during this 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 two Holiday Weekends in May, from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM, as follows:

Victoria Day Weekend – May 21st, 22nd & 23rd
Memorial Day Weekend – May 28th, 29th & 30th

Shuttle operation will resume on Saturday, June 18th, operating on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays. October 16th will be the last day of operation.

A fee of $5.00 American (Canadian @ $6.00) will be charged per person for a round trip.

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

The Town of Keene

(Adopt a Natural Resource Manager for the NYSDEC)