Chappaqua is a quaint hamlet located near the center of Westchester in the town of New Castle, just about 30 miles from Midtown Manhattan. It sits on 0.45 square miles of land on the east bank of the Hudson River, about 30 miles north of New York City. Known for its charming neighborhoods, the village maintains a peaceful New England feel, with rolling hills and historic homes and barns.
Chappaqua offers a wealth of public parks, protected wetlands and wildlife sanctuaries with hiking trails, well-maintained playing fields, courts and other facilities for tennis, soccer and skating. It also boasts a walkable village featuring family-friendly restaurants, shops and a farmer’s market. There's no shortage of events or things to do here during the year, and we've gathered our top 30 things to do in Chappaqua with kids.
Join the knitting club, visit drop-in Saturday story time, catch a concert, and enjoy songs, stories and sensory activities at the Chappaqua Library.
Bring home local, farm-fresh produce, eggs, meat and mouth-watering baked goods; enter a baking contest; and catch cooking demonstrations at the year-round Chappaqua Farmers' Market.
Listen to your favorite authors read excerpts from their books at the annual Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival.
Drop your children off at World Cup Gymnastics for Kids Night Out on select Saturdays while you enjoy a date night.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with ice cream and then peruse row after row of nostalgia candy, and shelves packed with toys and gifts at Hall of Scoops.