Keene Farm - Montreal Section

Montreal Section’s base in the Adirondacks

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.

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
Rates: Cabin 25$; Camping 15$ (members only presently).

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Approach Time: 2-2.5 hours by car from Montreal
How To Book


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.

  • Online Reservations are through the Montreal Section website for active members of the Montreal, Outaouais & Ottawa Sections.
  • For all other member of any other ACC sections or AAC member, please contact [email protected].
  • For all questions related to group reservations, please contact [email protected].
  • The hut is locked, and the combination can be obtained at the time of making reservations.
Consider cancellation and/or appropriate emergency medical insurance for your trip (link below):

Get Travel/Cancellation Insurance


Per Night Cabin Member 25$
Per Night Camping Member 15$


Propane lighting – propane is supplied
Wood stove – firewood is provided
Camping available on site

Recreational Opportunities

  • 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.

References and Links

Important Information

All visitors to the Keene Farm should be familiar with the Visitor’s Handbook, available in English and French.

A great article on the history of the Keene Farm is found on the Montreal Section website.