Home of the High Peaks, Keene is a mecca for hikers and other visitors who wish to experience the unspoiled beauty of the Adirondack Mountains. There are hundreds of trails, not the least of which leads to the summit of Mount Marcy, the highest mountain in New York state at 5,344 feet. Camping, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing are among the winter activities. In summer, the incredible Ausable River provides great trout fishing, secluded swimming holes and spectacular waterfalls. In the winter, ice skating is available at the Keene Community Center.