Introduction to Chappaqua, New York
In the early 1730s, a group of Quakers settled in the area now known as Chappaqua. They mostly engaged in farming, but other popular industries included shoemaking and hardware, eyeglasses and furniture construction. In 1846, when a railroad was extended to Chappaqua, businesses became concentrated around the station. The new businesses included hotels, livery stables, a library, stores and small factories.
Chappaqua and nearby Attractions
- Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art
- Caumsett State Historic Park
- Bear Mountain State Park
- Bartlett Arboretum
Things To Do In Chappaqua
Nearby museums include the Bruce Museum, the Peekskill Museum and the Katonah Museum of Art. The Bartow-Pell Mansion, the Caumsett State Historic Park and the Sagamore Hill National Historic Site are accessible from Chappaqua as well. Blauvelt State Park, Mohansic State Park and Blue Mountain Reservation are some of the local parks, while the Bartlett Arboretum, the Bergen County Zoological Park and the Glen Rock Arboretum are also popular nearby attractions.
Air transportation is available from Stewart International Airport.
Chappaqua Higher Education
Nearby colleges include Bergen Community College, Norwalk Community College and the Cochran School of Nursing.