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Key Adirondack Hiking Parking Lot To Close

Jim Levulis, WAMC News

An important access point for hikers in New York’s Adirondack Mountains will be closed after this weekend.

The Garden Parking Lot in the town of Keene will be inaccessible to public motor vehicles and pedestrians beginning April 29 due to the replacement of the Johns Brook Bridge. Officials says plow trucks, ambulances and fire trucks cannot use the bridge in its current condition. The area is a key entry point for those exploring some of the Adirondack High Peaks.

Hikers may access the Garden Trailhead by parking at the Marcy Field Parking Lot and using the Town of Keene Shuttle. The Town plans to operate the shuttle from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week. The cost will be $10 round-trip per person.

But, due to a lack of bus drivers the shuttle schedule may be reduced. The town will provide up-to-date shuttle schedules on its website.

The town says there will be posted "No Parking" areas along Adirondack St., Market St., and Johns Brook Rd. near the Garden Parking Lot. Illegally parked cars will be towed.  

Jim is WAMC’s Assistant News Director and hosts WAMC's flagship news programs: Midday Magazine, Northeast Report and Northeast Report Late Edition. Email: jlevulis@wamc.org
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