21 Things to Do This Spring in the Pocono Mountains

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 in the Poconos this spring. 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.

APRIL

Jazz Fest Night
April 3
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, Hurricane drinks and and live music. Distance from Hawley: 20 miles

Easter Egg Express
April 3
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

The Museum at Bethel Woods Opening DayThe Woodstock Museum
April 3
Be among the first to view the 2021 special exhibit, Lights, Color Fashion: Psychedelic Posters and Patterns of 1960s San Francisco. Collector Gary Westford shares pieces he’s gathered that represent the cultural scene from 1964 to 1972. Included are works from some of the best known poster artists of the time- Victor Moscoso, Rick Griffin, Wes Wilson, Stanley Mouse and Alton Kelley. A light show created by renowned light artist BIll Ham enhances the immersive experience at the Museum at Bethel WoodsDistance from Hawley: 32 miles

Main Street Farmers’ Market
April 3 and 17
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

Taste of Thailand Wine Dinner
April 9
Experience the cuisine of Thailand prepared by Guest Chef Nok Suntaranon. Her Philadelphia restaurant, Kalaya Thai Kitchen, has garnered wide acclaim since opening in 2019. The meal at The Settlers Inn will be paired with selections from J Lohr Wines.

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April 9-11
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.

Camp Hidden Falls Tour
April 11
Explore a former Girl Scout Camp in search of waterfalls. The guided hike begins at Pocono Environmental Education Center in Dingmans Ferry. Distance from Hawley: 28 miles

Bridge the Gap: Bike the McDade
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Join the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) in Dingmans Ferry for an organized group bike ride in Delaware Water Gap National Scenic Area. The popular trail features views of the Delaware River, babbling streams, open fields, lush forest and historic properties. PEEC provides all the equipment and transportation. Riders are encouraged to bring a water bottle and wear sturdy footwear. The ride is scheduled from 1-4 p.m. Distance from Hawley: 28 miles

Hanna Q Dance Company Outdoor Performance Series
April 24
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

Foods of the Delaware Highlands
April 24
Savor farm to fork cuisine in celebration of the Delaware Highlands Conservancy’s 25th anniversary. 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 5:30 p.m. at The Waterfront at Silver Birches Resort in Hawley. Advance reservations required.

 

MAY

Glen Eyre Limited
May 1, 8, 15, 22,29&30Honesdale PA
Spend some quality time aboard the Stourbridge Line. Train excursion departs Honesdale at noon for a scenic 2.5 hour spring ride through the Northern Pocono Mountains to the former Erie Railroad Glen Eyre Station near Lackawaxen. Distance from Hawley: 9.5 miles

Claws ‘N’ Paws Opening Day
May 1
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

Barkin’ Brunch
May 8
Lap up the fresh spring air and delectable brunch fare. Leashed dogs are welcome to accompany guests for this special dining event at Glass-wine.bar.kitchen at Ledges Hotel. A portion of the proceeds benefit Griffen Pond Animal Shelter. A volunteer from the shelter will be present with one of dogs available for adoption.

Edible & Medicinal Plant Walk
May 8
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
May 9
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 special ladies in your life.

Hanna Q Dance Company Outdoor Performance Series
May 22
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

Arts & Crafts Fair
May 22
Shop a variety of vendors offering handmade items such as jewelry, soaps, metal sculptures and more. The Art Factory in White Mills Hosts the outdoor marketplace from noon-4 p.m.  Distance from Hawley: 3.6 miles

25th Annual Community Aviation Day & Fly-In, Drive-In Breakfast
May 30
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

Perennial Exchange
May 26
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 at 12:30 p.m. Meet other gardening enthusiasts, bring a perennial and take home a new favorite.

BL-2 & BBQ Train Ride
May 29-30
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

Blues, Brews & BBQ
May 30
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.

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.