North Salem is located about 50 miles north of New York City. It consists of 4 unincorporated townships: North Salem, Purdys, Croton Falls and Salem Center, and is one of the few rural towns in Westchester. Open land and horse farms are common characteristics of the area. Tucked away amongst these wide open spaces are local businesses, museums, restaurants and historic sites. The community enjoys the convenience of these local amenities within this serene and picturesque town.
North Salem was settled in 1731.
Union Hall was built in 1865 in the Italianate style. It is built into the side of a steep slope and has a two story front facade and four stories at the rear. It is a rectangular, wood frame building sheathed in unpainted clapboard. The building once functioned as a store, meeting hall, stagecoach stop, and residence.
COFFEE & COMMERCE
Hayfields is a locally owned and operated “destination location” for the neighborhood, and surrounding area, of North Salem, N.Y. They specialize in gardening, fresh produce, dry goods, high-quality baked goods, small bites and delicious coffee and smoothies. Hayfields caters to everyone from locals and weekenders to commuters and seasonal visitors offering a variety of goods and services that meet the needs of the community while maintaining an agricultural and market vibe.
The Market at Union Hall is a North Salem hub for local coffee, fresh-baked pastries, healthy, soups, salads, sandwiches & groceries. visit our balanced rock gift show for those special occasions.
Harvest Moon Farm & Orchard is a family owned and operated apple orchard located in North Salem, NY, in Westchester County. Their main harvest is in September with apples but they also grow a variety of vegetables and stone fruits which ripen summer through Fall and are available at the farm store or through a CSA. First-generation farmers run the business and have been expanding on their offerings every year since 2011 when they began.
One Twenty One has been a cornerstone of the North Salem community since 2000. After 14 years of business and the return of former chef, Beck Bolender— who recently honed his skills in New York City at Jean-Georges—owners Michele Savino and Peter DeVito were encouraged to take their already popular establishment to an even higher level of culinary excellence. With Beck Bolender at the helm, One Twenty One went through a dramatic redesign and reopened in May 2014, bringing a modern, affordable dining experience to North Salem. One Twenty One’s menu focuses on globally inspired dishes starring local and seasonal ingredients from Hudson Valley farmers and purveyors. Completing the dining experience are the reimagined wine, beer and cocktail menus, which have reached new creative heights but remain fun and unintimidating.
North Salem has two town parks - Joe Bohrdrum and Volunteers Park. Joe Bohrdrum is located at the top of Sunset Drive, accessible from Daniel Road off Hardscrabble Road, or Oak Ridge Road off Titicus Road. It has 2 tennis courts, a regulation size soccer field, 2 baseball fields, a children's playground, basketball court and a picnic area.
Volunteers Park is located on June Road just north of the High School. It has a regulation soccer field and baseball field, a children's playground and a basketball court.
The 1,082-acre Mountain Lakes Park is Westchester’s northernmost county park. It is characterized by a rugged landscape and native hardwood forest with miles of trails. The park boasts five lakes and a spectacular overlook, which makes for breathtaking hiking destinations.
Mountain Lakes Park offers the total outdoor experience including camping, fishing, ice skating, hiking, nature exploration, snow-shoeing, cross-country skiing, picnicking and a high/low ropes challenge course.
Got a wedding, party or special event to host?
Consider our attractive and spacious lodge/dining hall, which accommodates up to 300 of your guests amid woodland splendor. Our commercial kitchen will meet and exceed all of your caterer's needs. If you're looking for an even bigger adventure, extend your stay by renting our yurt village for an overnight.
Curriculum, instruction and assessment are well aligned in the North Salem Schools. The K-12 curriculum clearly reflects New York States 28 Learning Standards in the disciplines. North Salem has been a "school in good standing," as designated by the New York State Department of Education Report Card. The curriculum process and writing initiated over the past five years has been comprehensive and commendable. Curriculum guides are well developed.
North Salem has one elementary school, one middle school, and one high school.
Additional information for the town of North Salem, including public safety, government, and resources, can be found on their website.