The Old Keene Barn

December 04, 2015



Photo by Jeremy Ackerman

When asked to describe some of the iconic settings in the Adirondack Park, there are a few images that instantly come to mind. Chances are that if you have traveled through the Adirondacks, you have at one time or another passed the weathered, yet incredibly charming, red barn standing solemnly in a field along Route 73 in Keene. With the High Peaks standing as guardians in the background, the barn has slowly started to succumb to the passing of time, roof sagging and red boards fading. It’s state does not make the scene a gloomy one, rather it enhances the barn’s allure. Photographers have long been entranced by the barn and the surrounding peaks, going out of their way just to drive by so that they can capture the scene in yet another lighting or another season. We recently asked fellow Adirondack lovers and photographers to share with us their favorite images of this iconic Old Keene Barn. The response we received was overwhelming; with photos pouring in that were taken in all seasons and from many different artistic viewpoints.

Photo by Evan Williams of Pure Adirondacks

Photo by Willa Scantlebury

Photo by Steff Obkirchner

Photo by Mike Stillwell

Photo by Kate Brown

Photo by Kasi Quinn

Photo by Kara DuPlessis

Photo by Jordan Craig

Photo by Jesse Quonce

Photo by Jess Deitz

Photo by Del Higgins

Photo by Darlene Clark

Photo by Athena Pepe

Photo by Al Berrios