North Salem , township NE Westchester co., SE N.Y.,
50 mi/80 km N of Manhattan; 41°20'N 73°35'W.
one of the most beautiful and underdeveloped areas in N.Y. city's metropolitan
area, its tranquility is now being threatened by rapid growth. After
decades of litigation, the zoning laws here have been changed, resulting
in new homes and sub-divisions.
Open fields and rugged hills surrounding
Titicus Reservoir; horseback riding is popular, as is the raising of
horses for hunting and jumping.
DeLancey Town Hall, a restored 18th-cent.
Georgian manor, is on the Natl. Register of Historic Places;
Hammond Museum with a Japanese
Stroll Garden is also here.
Along Titicus Road, there is a 60-ton granite glacial erratic which has inspired a great deal of media
attention and scientific speculation.