The Best Ways to Explore Downtown Hawley, PA

downtown Hawley PADowntown Hawley, PA, is a town like no other. On your next visit to the Pocono Mountains, we invite you to explore the area we’re lucky enough to call home. Though many people come to the region for the abundance of outdoor recreation, our downtown is worth a visit, too. Not only will you find unique locally owned stores, but downtown is also home to great restaurants and the Ritz Company Playhouse. Learn about a few of our favorites places to go!

If you are unfamiliar with our region, we encourage you to download our free Delaware Highlands Vacation Guide. This destination guide is packed with great tips on our favorite places to visit when you explore downtown Hawley, PA. You will also learn about upcoming events in the area and outdoor recreation activities you might want to try. The guide is free and comes right to your inbox.

There are Many Ways to Explore Downtown Hawley, PA

Biking Downtown

There is no better way to explore downtown Hawley in the warmer months than to go cruising around on a bike! The Hawley Bike Share Program loans bikes out to the community free of charge. You can find bikes to use on our front porch. They even come equipped with a basket on the front to carry all of your purchases. It’s a win/win because you are not only exploring the area but it’s also great exercise, and it’s good for the environment.

Walking Tour

If biking isn’t your thing, check out a walking tour. Embark on a 2-mile walking tour that begins at the perimeter of Bingham Park, continues beside the Lackawaxen River, through the Riverside Park Natural Area, and past the historic buildings of downtown. In 2014, Hawley was one of 20 towns to win the Benjamin Moore Main Street Matters Contest. The town got a fresh new look with the help of over $160,000 in updates.

Shopping in Downtown Hawley

One must-see shopping destination in Hawley is the Hawley Silk Mill. This building is the largest bluestone structure in the world and was built in 1881. Hawley Silk Mill is home to many shops, galleries, a fitness center, a college, and local favorite Cocoon Coffee House. If you love fresh bread and local food, stop by the Mill Market Bakery. Their mission at Mill Market Bakery is to support organic, sustainable farmers and food companies and provide consumers with healthy and delicious food. Items to buy while you’re there include locally made cheeses, seasonal organic produce, craft beer, and freshly baked pastries and cakes.

Ritz Company Playhouse

For a night on the town, make plans to attend a show at the Ritz Company Playhouse. Located on Keystone Street, the Ritz offers live theater productions for the Hawley/Lake Wallenpaupack region. Upcoming performances include the Annual Christmas Show that takes place during Hawley Winterfest. This is a free event. For other shows during the season, tickets are $15.00 for adults and $10.00 for seniors and students.

Return to The Settlers Inn for a Restful Stay

In the heart of downtown Hawley, you’ll find our beautiful Arts and Crafts Lodge, The Settlers Inn. We have plenty of space to kick your feet up and relax on your getaway to the Pocono Mountains. The Inn is home to 23 guest rooms each unique in their décor and views, and a farm-to-table restaurant where you can dine on the terrace overlooking the gardens.

For more great shopping, be sure to check out our very own gift shop, The Potting Shed. We have some great specials to take advantage of when booking your reservation. You can also choose to Create Your Getaway with add-ons like house wine, roses or truffles delivered to your room.

Come and explore downtown Hawley, PA. We look forward to having you visit with us soon!

Photo courtesy of Doug Kerr