Armonk is a hamlet in the town of North Castle, occupying just over six square miles of rolling hills and woodlands along the border with Connecticut. Its heart is a small but thriving business district along Main Street and Armonk Square, the route to which is marked by a large blue eagle erected in 1976 for the U.S. bicentennial.
Your Beyond-Perfect Day in Armonk:
Get some fresh air: Set the kids free for a morning of play at Wampus Brook Park. Insider tip: On Sunday, Sept. 19, the park is the center of Armonk action as the site of the annual Cider and Donut Festival 5K race and carnival.
Refuel with lunch: You won’t find it online, but Armonk Country Kitchen at 397 Main Street has a loyal local following for its excellent soups and sandwiches.
Shop: Armonk’s quaint Main Street is home to spree-worthy shops like Hickory & Tweed, featuring premium ski and cycling gear since 1961, Little Rags and Riches for designer children’s wear and HipChick Home for edgy home accessories.
Treat yourself: Main Street is also where you’ll find the irresistible Sugar Hi—a must-stop for bulk novelty candies, trendy “freak” shakes and liege hot waffles.
Go Italian for dinner: Enjoy Bronx-style pizza, Italian specialties and craft cocktails at Amore on the best patio in town. Fortina is another favorite with pizza-loving families while Gavi Restaurant and Casa Tequila Cocina & Bar are perfect choices for date night.
Stay longer: Extend your getaway with a hotel stay.
- Wampus Pond, a natural 38-acre pond offering fishing, row boating and, in winter, ice skating.
- Wampus Brook Park, a public park with walking paths and a gazebo bandstand that serves as a backdrop for community events from festivals to a free summer music series.
- A walkable business district with diverse restaurants and shops.
- The historic, Revolutionary War-era Smith’s Tavern, now home to the North Castle Historical Society.
- The Armonk Players, a community theater group that performs at North Castle Public Library’s Whippoorwill Hall.
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