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

    Chappaqua comes from the Algonquin word Shah-pah-qa and means the "rattling land".  To residents who know and love it, Chappaqua means natural beauty. Picturesque ponds dot this hamlet, which is located in the town of New Castle.

    167-acre Whippoorwill Park is among the seven municipal parks in Chappaqua. Nature trails, baseball fields, tennis courts and a running track keep residents in shape while they enjoy the outdoors.

    MSGArtists are truly are inspired by their environment at the Martin Stankiewicz Gallery located at 112 King Street. This innovative gallery exhibits nature as its major theme and a percentage of all sales will be donated to an organization devoted to conservation.

    The charming village center, within walking distance to the Chappaqua High School, has a variety of restaurants and cafés. Le Jardin du Roi embodies the charm of Chappaqua both inside the dining room and on the ever-popular porch.  Susan Lawrence creates atmosphere and delectable food that can be eaten in the café, or catered in your home. Their cooking classes have an interesting spin and aspiring Martha’s can learn about “The Art of the Summer Dinner Party” on April 22nd.

    Chappaqua is situated 35 miles north of Manhattan with easy accessibility to Metro North, the Saw Mill Parkway and is convenient to Westchester Airport and approximately an hour’s drive to international airports.

    On this spring-like weekend, take a walk through one of Chappaqua's nature trails, have a picnic by one of the ponds, or feel the sun on your face as you window shop on Greeley Avenue.