Within close proximity to big cities including New York City and Jersey City is the charming small town of Hawley, Pennsylvania. Where is Hawley PA you might ask? It is a small borough in Wayne County and is also located at the northernmost end of Lake Wallenpaupack. Founded in 1827, the town is named after Irad Hawley who was the first president of the Pennsylvania Coal Company. There are countless reasons to visit Hawley. Here are just a few of our favorites.
If you are looking to visit the Hawley area, there is plenty to do and see. The town is full of historic buildings, nearby museums, plenty of shopping and state parks perfect for getting out for hiking, boating and swimming. One of the town’s historic buildings is the Hawley Silk Mill. This building which was once a thriving silk mill is now home to a number of different businesses including Cocoon Coffee House. Cocoon offers a variety of options on their menu and is a cozy spot to recharge with a cup of coffee while touring the town.
Hawley is a recreational destination all nature lovers will enjoy. The 13 miles of Lake Wallenpaupack shoreline is a hotspot filled with endless ways to play. There are places for kayaking, plenty of walking trails and spots to take out the boat. For a different way to get around town, park the car and check out the Hawley Bike Share Program. The Hawley Bike Share program offers bike rentals at four locations, free of charge for cruising around town. There is a men’s size and a women’s size and each bike comes with a lock, helmet and removable basket for all your fun purchases.
For entertainment when visiting the area, check out The Ritz Company Playhouse. This theatre is a popular destination for tourists visiting Hawley. Celebrating 41 seasons, live performances are put on from the last weekend in June through September. The season includes musicals, comedies and a Christmas performance during Hawley Winterfest. Tickets are $12.00 for adults and $10.00 for seniors and children. If you love music, you must check out Harmony Presents at the Hawley Silk Mill. Harmony Presents offers live weekly entertainment in both comedy and a wide variety of music. There’s not a bad seat in the house. Check out their winter-spring brochure for upcoming performances.
Hawley is a great place to visit during all seasons. There are fun events that take place year round including local favorite Hawley Winterfest, the Hawley Harvest Hoedown and the Black Bear film festival in nearby Milford. When making travel arrangements to stay in Hawley PA, let us host you for the evening at The Settlers Inn. We offer 21 guest suites each unique in their offerings with most rooms featuring Jacuzzi tubs and a fireplace. There are plenty of common areas to kick up your feet and just relax. Treat your taste buds to dinner at the Inn’s on site farm to table restaurant. With so many reasons to visit Hawley, get your room reservation in today. We look forward to hosting you soon.
Photo courtesy of Cole Camplese