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    North of NYC North of NYC By Houlihan Lawrence By Houlihan Lawrence by

    Buchanan, a quaint village within the Town of Cortlandt, is in the northwestern part of Westchester County and sits on the eastern bank of the historic Hudson River. Although its small and covers only 1.4 square miles, Buchanan is a gem filled with interesting and eclectic activities that give it its rural sophistication.

    1. Hemlock Hill Farm is one of the oldest family-owned operating farms in Westchester County that produces locally-grown food. Its store is open everyday, making it convenient to drop in and buy fresh seasonal produce, milk products, free range organic chicken and much more. Stop by and learn how to incorporate “natural ingredients” into your own cooking and to take a farm tour.
    2. Croton Point ParkCroton Point Park is a 508-acre park located on a peninsula on the east shore of the Hudson River. The park offers year-round events and activities including hiking, swimming, and camping. Also on site are historic wine cellars that are thought to be the oldest in New York State! Don’t wait to take advantage of everything this park has to offer.
    3. Taste Restaurant, a farm-to-table venue, offers a new American cuisine with global influences and local sourcing. Charmingly situated in the ground floor of a 100 year old building, Taste is located on Tate Avenue just off the town’s main circle. With a menu that changes daily, you will never go wrong with any of the chef’s selections.
    4. Hands to Mouth Players Theatre Group is an all volunteer not-for-profit community theatre group offering affordable family entertainment. The group has produced an assortment of plays since 1967, including comedies, dramas, musicals, Broadway adaptations and original works. Look for their one-act plays in late August!
    5. The Aaron Copland House was the last home of America's most famous composer. Copland lived and worked there for thirty years from 1960 to 1990. The house which was built in 1940 reflects Copland's rugged elegance head on. Today there are many public and community programs bringing people into contact with American Music. The house, which is set on three beautiful acres at Annsville Creek, has been transformed into a recreation area for visitors to picnic, canoe or kayak.