Getting to and from Keene is simple and there are lots of options. Look in the travel section to understand our 4 airports, Amtrak, the bus, driving here, border crossing information, Lake Champlain ferry schedules and road conditions.
There are a variety of places to stay, aimed at different markets. There is even is a unique brook-side hiking lodge 3 miles off in the woods (with leantos and 2 cabins too) as well as plenty of vacation home rentals for summer and winter.
Looking for a wifi connection? Both the Keene Valley Library and the Keene Library offer free wifi when they are open but these can easily get overloaded. The better option are KeeneLink 24x7 hot spots with a 7x1 meg connections, used with a credit card, for only $2.50/hour, $10/day or $25/week. This service is available 24x7 at 5 locations: Rooster Comb hiker parking, the Great Range restaurant, Green Point Foods, the Keene Community Center and Baxter Mountain Tavern. There is also 3G Verizon Wireless in most areas.
Sports are a big deal here, including winter sports, and summer sports like golf, tennis and 3 major mtn biking centers), hiking, and swimming. Fishing in the trout streams is well known but the best spots are a secret, sorry.
Places to visit include family attractions and annual events, museums, historic sites, the Olympic venues and more. There is so much happening in Lake Placid that I suggest you take a look at it's calendar of events.
If you are a family with children you really should consider joining the Keene Valley Country Club, it is inexpensive and you can join on their web site on a trial 2 week basis,and ATIS - your kids will love you for it!
If you need it, here are urgent health care options for visitors.
To report lost hikers call DEC Forest Rangers emergency dispatch at 518-408-5850. Fire, police and ambulance calls are all 911 like anywhere.