Settled in 1750, Carmel is lovely small town a stone's throw away from New York City. The landscape is quintessential New England, prized most of all for its beautiful colors in autumn. Lake Mahopac offers residents and visitors beautiful, picturesque views and is a favorite spot for swimming and other water activities. Dense forests offer idyllic locations for hikes and camping. For a slice of classic upstate New York living, Carmel is tough to beat.