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

    North Salem is located in the northeast part of Westchester County and comprised of the hamlets of Purdys, North Salem, Croton Falls and Salem Center. The population is 5,250 and is a 75-minute train ride to Grand Central Terminal.

    1. Old Salem FarmNorth Salem is all about horses and Old Salem Farm is known as one the best equestrian facilities in Westchester. It is sited on 125 acres and features four outdoor riding spaces, three indoor arenas and a grand prix field. The American Gold Cup will be held at Old Salem Farm in September 2012.
    2. North Salem Bridal Trails Association provides miles of trails for riding. Goldens Bridge Hunt Club is one of the oldest fox hunting clubs in the country.
    3. The biggest public recreation space in North Salem is the county-owned 1,000-acre Mountain Lakes Camp, which has lake swimming, ice skating, cross-country skiing, hiking and camping. Bring your fishing rod and bait to the 682-acre Titicus Reservoir.
    4. If you are looking for a great meal, North Salem offers excellent choices. The newest offering is The Farmer & the Fish, and their on-site farm lives true to serving locally grown produce. 121 Restaurant and Bar for New American cuisine and Vox for French cuisine are considered to be among the best. Other great options are Blazer Pub for burgers and Primavera for Italian.
    5. North Salem is home to the Northern Westchester 4-H Club, open to Northern Westchester residents (and surrounding communities) aged 6-18 and meets through the generosity of Peter Kamenstein at Three Ponds Farm. The club is chartered by the U. S. Department of Agriculture and pursues citizenship, leadership, and life skills.