North Salem borders Putnam County to the north and Connecticut to the east. North Salem is comprised of the hamlets of:
Hamlet of Grants Corner, in the southeast of North Salem
Hamlet of North Salem, in the western part of North Salem
Hamlet of Purdy's, south of Croton Falls in the western part of North Salem
Hamlet of Salem Center, that lies at the eastern end of the Titicus Reservoir
Village of Twin Lakes Village in the southern part of North Salem
Peach Lake Community
MTA Metro-North Train Stations
The Supervisor is the chief administrator of the Town government and is responsible for overseeing legislation. As chief financial officer, the Supervisor prepares the annual Town budget. As Chair of the Town Board, the Supervisor presides over all meetings. The Town Clerk is responsible for keeping records of the Town Board meetings and all contracts and agreements the Town makes. The Clerk processes numerous licenses and permits and also serves as the Records Management Officer, acts as the Registrar of Vital Statistics, and is in charge of running Local Elections. The Town Clerk is elected to a four-year term.
The North Salem Justice Court is located at 274 Titicus Road, North Salem, NY 10560.
The North Salem Town Clerk is located at 266 Titicus Road, North Salem, NY 10560.
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In addition to the rugged landscape and miles of hiking trails at Mountain Lakes Park, North Salem has two town parks, Joe Bohrdrum Park and Volunteers Park.
Volunteers Town Park
Find many things to do including invigorating outdoor activities in North Salem, New York. Enjoy activities, attractions, and excellent restaurants in and around North Salem. Visit hiking trails in Mountain Lakes Park. Play Golf in North Salem at one of two 18 hole golf courses.
If you love birding and watching wildlife, visit the Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden where you can go on nature walks and listen to the sounds of birds at Hammond Museum in North Salem. Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden offer children's workshops, educational tours and stroll gardens; and is a special destination that children and adults can visit. Visit Mountain Lakes Park in North Salem where you can go boating, camping, cross-country skiing, fishing, hiking or just enjoy a walk on one of the many hiking trails in this beautiful North Salem park. End your day with a romantic picnic for two or a family picnic with the children.
For excellent fishing, Mountain Lakes Park in North Salem is also home to the Titicus Reservoir, offering some of the best fishing in northern Westchester. Fish species include largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, brown trout, carp, and chain pickerel.
When it's time to eat, find a place to have dinner at one of several restaurants in North Salem or nearby areas offering excellent restaurants in northern Westchester County.
History of North SalemThe following history is sourced from books written in a different era and time. Imagine North Salem in the mid 19th century. Although behaviors and mores may have been different, much of the landscape in North Salem still looks the same.
A History of the County of Westchester, from Its First Settlement to the Present Time, Volume 1 By Robert Bolton, Jr., Author of the "Guide to New Rochelle," and A Member of the N.Y. Historical Society., New York: Printed by Alexander S. Gould, 144 Nassau Street, 1848
History of North Salem - Printed 1848"North Salem is situated twenty four miles north of the village of White Plains, distance fifty six miles from New York, and one hundred and twenty two from Albany, bounded north by Dutchess County, east by the state of Connecticut, south by South Salem, and west by Somers. Its extent east and west is about six miles, medial width four miles.
"Prior to the Revolution, the two towns of Upper and Lower Salem constituted the old township of Salem proper, within Cortlandt's manor. The present township was erected on the 7th of March, 1788 . . ."
Learn more about North Salem before, during, and after the American Revolution at History of North Salem.
History And Antiquities
"North Salem is in the NE. corner of the county, 55 miles from New York, and 12 from Bedford. Pop. 1,161. North Salem, post village, has 3 churches, several mills and stores, and in its vicinity about 40 dwellings."