Welcome to South Salem
A stunning, scenic stretch of land nestled along the Connecticut border
Located in the Town of Lewisboro, South Salem is a quiet hamlet best known for its country roads and wide-open spaces. Community-oriented and alluring for those seeking a respite from big city life, South Salem is located a few miles from the New York/Connecticut border and is home to over 4,300 acres of parks and trails to explore.
South Salem provides abundant opportunities to explore the natural wonders of New York. Experience everything from learning about different plant species at the preserves to meeting a wolf at the Wolf Conservation Center. South Salem has something to offer for residents of all ages and continues to astound its citizens with incredible scenic views. Homes in this area range from single-family cottages to luxury estates situated on several acres. With such diverse price points, South Salem is an ideal location for everyone.
What to Love
- Beautiful outdoor spaces, numerous lakes, nature preserves, and trails to explore
- Close to the Connecticut border and approximately one hour from Manhattan
- Excellent, high-achieving school district
Residents of South Salem include a diverse mix of families, young professionals, weekenders, and empty-nesters. The community is small but mighty and ideal for those looking to spend time outdoors or in cozy cafes, restaurants, and eclectic shops. With no major commercial businesses and the closest Metro-North train station in Goldens Gate or Katonah, South Salem is somewhat remote although conveniently located between Ridgefield, CT, and Katonah. Privacy and a slower-paced lifestyle are two of the most alluring traits of this hamlet and many residents have moved from larger cities to experience life in South Salem — a true breath of fresh air.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
The Horse and Hound Restaurant serves traditional American fare in a historic farmhouse from the 1700s. Located on Spring Street, this iconic South Salem institution is beloved by residents and tourists alike and popular menu items include salmon burgers, Maryland crab cakes, and pan-roasted duck breasts.
Le Chateau is a historic wedding venue nestled in the pastoral hills of South Salem. Offering lush, verdant gardens and a stunning indoor facility, Le Chateau is the perfect destination for weddings or special events and the venue offers a delicious culinary experience spearheaded by Executive Chef Tim Depelteau and Sous Chef Jonathan Longo.
Onatru Farm Park and Preserve features dozens of recreational facilities, the location for the annual Lewisboro Library Fair, and the home of the town’s Parks and Recreation Department. There are two popular trails that run through the property that showcase numerous oak trees, mountain laurel groves, and the quaint sounds of hundreds of songbirds during the Spring.
Things to Do
For a truly unique experience, visit the Wolf Conservation Center to meet the wolves and learn all about these majestic creatures from a team of highly knowledgeable caretakers. The center hosts tours, visits with the wolves, special after-school events, and the popular “Sleeping with the Wolves” overnight camping experience during the warmer months.
With stunning views of the Hudson River, a popular outdoor destination is Mountain Lakes Park, which is available for fishing, hiking, canoeing, and ice skating throughout the year. A family-friendly destination, the park draws over 20,000 visitors each year and features accessible paved paths for strollers and motorized vehicles. Another beautiful outdoor spot is Leon Levy Preserve on Smith Ridge Road. Offering over 300 acres of wooded landscape, this preserve provides a portion of the drinking water to New York City and Stamford. Explore the trails and meander through the ruins of the Black Mansion, built in 1899.
Students in South Salem are served by the high-achieving Katonah-Lewisboro School District. These schools include: