Bedford Village Farms
A small town in Westchester County, NY, Bedford is surrounded by Pound Ridge, Lewisboro, North Castle, and Armonk. The historic town includes multiple landmarks and points of interest on the National Register of Historic Places. Being less than 50 miles north of New York City makes living in Bedford easy for commuting workers. Drivers can connect with Interstate 684 and the Saw Mill River Parkway. The Metro North Railroad’s Harlem Division comes through and stops at the Katonah and Bedford Hills stations. The Metro North Railroad is a New York City commuter line that will bring riders to and from Grand Central Station. In nearby White Plains, residents can fly out of the Westchester County Airport to regional and national destination cities. Staying within Bedford offers plenty of cultural options, including the Bedford Free Library. Part of the Westchester County Library System, members can borrow from the library in Bedford as well as the larger catalog. The library holds many programs for children, young adults, and adults alike. They have everything from Battle of the Books to book clubs to knitting classes, and much more. Bedford Free Library also has a large digital media section which allows patrons to download music, books, comics, and other media on their own digital devices. If you do not have your own digital device, the library will lend you one of their Nooks. If you are interested in local museums, you can obtain free tickets to many of them through the library’s Museum Pass Program. Those interested in the arts can take part in or attend programs from the Bedford Community Theater. Run by the Town of Bedford Recreation and Parks Department, the theater puts on regular plays and musicals for local residents to enjoy. The Bedford Historical Society not only shares information about the past in Bedford, but also holds programs and events for everyone to enjoy. If you regularly attend these events, you have the option of becoming a Historical Society Member, which provides discounted and priority event tickets, members-only programming, and helps the Bedford Historical Society preserve the history of the town. History is very visible throughout the town, with ten historic properties in the Village Green area alone. These include the Historical Hall, Court House & Bedford Museum, School House, Bedford General Store, Library, Post Office, Jackson House, Lounsbery Building, Sutton Clock, and Bedford Oak. For nature lovers living in Bedford, there are many options for exploring. The Mianus River Gorge protects the land and water, conducts research and holds educational programs, and is open for visitors. There are trail maps and other publications available for planning your trip. Other available hiking trails are Westmoreland Sanctuary, Beaver Dam Sanctuary, and James Ramsay Hunt and Mary Welsh Parker Memorial Sanctuary.