North Salem , township NE Westchester co., SE N.Y., 50 mi/80 km N of Manhattan; 41°20'N 73°35'W.

Acknowledged as 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.