This time of year, the area springs to life with an abundance of special events and activities. Here’s our pick of 21 things to do this spring in the Poconos Mountains. Stay at The Settlers Inn in Hawley and enjoy all the area has to offer this season, from art-centered affairs to happenings for outdoor enthusiasts. After a day out and about, return to the Inn for an unforgettable farm-to-table dinner and accommodations that surround you in comfort. Be sure to spend some time exploring the grounds, which include an artfully designed garden. Our Arts and Crafts style lodge borders the Lackawaxen River and is surrounded by woodlands.
The Museum at Bethel Woods Opening Day
Be among the first to view the 2022 Special Exhibit & Art Fair. This exhibit is an interactive display showcasing pieces made for and at Woodstock by artists, organizers and festival attendees. Distance from Hawley: 32 miles
Jazz Fest Night
Take your taste buds on a culinary tour of the Big Easy. The special dinner at Kol Steakhouse in Carbondale will feature New Orleans style cuisine and Hurricane drinks. Distance from Hawley: 20 miles
Explore some of the larger and well known falls in the park. The guided hike begins at Pocono Environmental Education Center in Dingmans Ferry. Distance from Hawley: 28 miles
Tuscan Dinner Featuring Banfi Wines
Experience the cuisine of Tuscany prepared by Chef Kate. The meal at The Settlers Inn will be paired with selections from Banfi Wines. Banfi Vintners is the sole U.S. importer of the Mariani family’s internationally renowned wine estates in Italy.
Wally Wine Fest
Savor a weekend of tastings, food, shopping and seminars overlooking Lake Wallenpaupack. Over 100 domestic and international labels from around the world are featured at this one-of-a-kind wine festival at The Waterfront at Silver Birches Resort in Hawley. The event draws wineries from as far away as New Zealand, Italy, France, Napa Valley and the Pacific Northwest as well as varietals grown and produced in the Pocono Mountains region. A Marketplace features fine food, gift items and décor for wine lovers, plus bottles of every featured wine are available for sale.
Easter Egg Express
April 9, 10 & 16
Hop on board the Stourbridge Line for a train ride with the Easter Bunny. The two-hour excursion will include lots of fun and festivities for families. Children may have their photo taken with the Easter Bunny and each child will receive a special gift upon return to the station. Departures are scheduled for 10 a.m., 1 and 4 p.m. each day. Distance from Hawley: 9.5 miles
Main Street Farmers’ Market
Buy direct from local farmers and artisans. The Cooperage hosts this open-air market in Honesdale from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.. Distance from Hawley: 9 miles
Earth Day Festival
Celebrate the planet and Pocono Environmental Education Center’s (PEEC) 5oth anniversary. There will be hands-on learning stations, interpretive hikes, conservation exhibits, crafts, food, music, and much more in Dingmans Ferry. Distance from Hawley: 28 miles
Hanna Q Dance Company Outdoor Performance Series
The New York dance company performs two now choreographed works amid the scenic LjungQvist-Brinson’s estate in Dingmans Ferry. The “Stage in Our Woods” will host three performances throughout the season followed by refreshments. Distance from Hawley: 28.6 miles
May 7, 14, 21 & 28
Spend some quality time aboard the Stourbridge Line. Train excursion departs Honesdale for a scenic 1.5 hour spring ride through the Northern Pocono Mountains. Distance from Hawley: 9.5 miles
Claws ‘N’ Paws Opening Day
The animals at this woodland wildlife park welcome back visitors after a long winter. Catch up with Jethro the Giraffe, Kiera the Siberian Tiger, Capuchin Monkeys Dax and Puchina, plus Lakota and Vinny the wolves along with the rest of the menagerie. Claws ‘N’ Paws is open daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m. in Hamlin. Distance from Hawley: 13.2 miles
Mother’s Day Sip and Snip
Share a beautiful experience with your mom or the lovely ladies in your life inside the serene setting of Gorgeous Floral. Savor a cocktail or mocktail as you learn the basics of floral design to create your own masterpiece to take home. 210 Welwood Ave., Hawley
Edible & Medicinal Plant Walk
Take a guided hike with Pocono Environmental Education Center to find out about the food and remedies right underfoot. The two-hour walk begins at 10 a.m. in Dingmans Ferry. Distance from Hawley: 32 miles
Mother’s Day Celebrations
There are a variety of ways to honor Mom in Northeast PA this Mother’s Day. The properties of Settlers Hospitality offer brunch, sit-down dinners and buffets to treat the important ladies in your life.
Tap NY Craft Beer & Food Festival
Featuring 100 NY breweries throughout the beautiful Bethel Woods campus, unlimited sampling from more than 200 carefully-crafted beers, all-you-can-eat food court (with additional food offerings available for purchase),plus live music from The Wallflowers, The Nude Party, Almost Queen and Black Dog. Distance from Hawley: 32 miles
The beautiful blooming garden of The Settlers Inn in Hawley is the setting for this annual event. Enjoy a tour of the Inn’s manicured gardens and a talk at 11 a.m. followed by lunch. Meet other gardening enthusiasts, bring a perennial and take home a new favorite.
BL-2 & BBQ Train Ride
Ride and dine aboard The Stourbridge Line. Enjoy the scenery from the table car while enjoying a chicken barbecue lunch prepared by Bethany United Methodist Church. The picnic on rails departs Honesdale at noon and returns at 2:30 p.m. Distance from Hawley: 9 miles
25th Annual Community Aviation Day & Fly-In, Drive-In Breakfast
Savor pancakes with a side of thrills and fun at Pocono Mountains Municipal Airport in Tobyhanna. Children 8-17 may enjoy free airplane and helicopter rides. Other festivities include children’s activities, car display, military displays, Pocono Raceway pace car, special colors ceremony with an American flag parachute demonstration and more. Distance from Hawley:30 miles
Blues, Brews & BBQ
One of the most popular events of the summer returns! Listen to live blues music by talented artists, enjoy local craft brews and savor a barbeque style meal while overlooking Paupack High Falls. The event at our sister property in Hawley, Glass- wine.bar.kitchen at Ledges Hotel is a signature of the summer season in the Lake Region. Blues, Brews and BBQ happens every Sunday during summer from 5-9 p.m.
Jazz on the Deck
The highly-anticipated summer concert series at The Settlers Inn kicks off with Stefan Bauer. Talented musicians perform on the covered outdoor deck every Wednesday evening through the end of August. Guests may enjoy a splendid dinner of farm-to-table dishes overlooking the Inn’s beautiful gardens accompanied by tunes from an impressive lineup of talented performers.
Foods of the Delaware Highlands
Savor farm to fork cuisine in celebration of the Delaware Highlands Conservancy. Dishes prepared with locally grown, organic ingredients are paired with fine wines. The evening will also include exciting live and silent auctions with exclusive items up for grabs. The fundraiser gets underway at The Settlers Inn in Hawley. Advance reservations required.
Your Spring Escape Awaits
Book our Bed, Breakfast and Dinner Package, which includes an overnight stay and dinner for two at our award-winning restaurant. Make The Settlers Inn your home base while enjoying all of the things to do in the Poconos this spring.