The Alpine Club of Canada

Keene Farm – Montreal Section

Keene Farm – Montreal Section

At A Glance

General: In the Adirondack Forest Reserve, New York State
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Hut Elevation: 340 m (1,115 ft)
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Open: Open all year

  • CABIN:
    • Member: $25- Adult, $0- child 16 and less included in family membership
    • Guest: $30- Adult, $15- child 16 and less
    • Member: $15- Adult , $0- child 16 and less included in family membership
    • Guest: $20- Adult, $10- child 16 and less

The Hut Experience

Staying in a backcountry hut is a shared, rustic experience. Sleeping, kitchen and living areas are communal. Guests area expected to bring their own sleeping bags, food and personal items.

All of our huts are user-maintained, meaning that the custodial work of keeping the hut clean, chopping firewood and shovelling snow is done by the guests. The ACC provides major service and renovations to all of our huts each year to ensure they are in good repair.

There are no transition days between bookings. Guests are responsible to sanitize before and after use of the huts.

Download our hut cleaning and sanitation guidelines here.


The Montreal Section’s Keene Farm property is located within the Adirondack Forest Reserve near the town of Keene in northern New York State, USA, 160 km from Montreal, approximately 60 km southwest of the city of Plattsburgh. This 105-acre property of meadow and woodland provides both camping facilities and a large cabin that accommodates up to 32 people.

The two-story log cabin, situated on a small pine knoll overlooking the Ausable Valley, is open year-round, with wood stoves for heating and propane gas for cooking and lights. The cabin has a large, fully equipped kitchen, an eating/sitting area and two large sleeping rooms upstairs with foam mattresses.

The meadow is suitable for camping with picnic tables and a central fire pit. Nearby there is a large open-sided shelter for cooking, eating, or escaping from inclement weather.

There are many nearby rock and ice climbing areas and an extensive system of trails for hiking, biking, canoeing, backpacking, mountaineering, snow shoeing, cross-country and downhill skiing.


Pricing is subject to change without notice.

  • Camping $15

    Per night rates

  • Standard rates $25

    Per night rates


Pricing is subject to change without notice.

  • Camping $15

    Per night rates

  • Cabin $25

    Per night rates


Sleeping Capacity: 32

Bathroom: Outhouse

Lighting: Propane lighting – propane is supplied

Heat: Wood stove – firewood is provided

Water Source: Water well on the property

Lighting: 12v lighting, using batteries and solar panel

Kitchen: 6 propane gas burner for cooking – propane is supplied 



  • Trail Hiking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sport Climbing


  • Track Skiing
  • Ski Touring
  • Ice Climbing

The Keene Farm property is located in the Adirondack Forest Reserve, 3-4 hours by car from Montreal. Driving directions are found in the Visitor’s Handbook. English and French.

Approach Time: 2-2.5 hours by car from Montreal

Note: The Keene Farm property is maintained and operated by the Montreal Section of the ACC.


Please note that all reservations must be made online currently.

Consider cancellation and/or appropriate emergency medical insurance for your trip (link below):

We encourage all of our hut guests to purchase or renew their ACC membership prior to reserving their hut stay, this will save both of us some time!

We continue to monitor, and ask all of our hut users to abide by, all provincial health regulations. We do this in support of our government agencies, our health care system, local businesses and the collective health of our community.

We thank you for doing your part.

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