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What is Contra Dancing?

For an evening filled with partner dancing and lots of fun, why not try contra dancing.  But what is contra dancing?  Contra dancing has been around since the 17th century and is a form of North American folk dancing.  Its style is similar to a square dance but in contra dancing, partners face each other […]


Raise Your Glass to Beer Made in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is home to so many breweries; it is easy to find the perfect local brew right here.  From the oldest brewery in the United States to up and coming craft breweries, you’ll find everything from lagers and stouts to seasonal varieties and IPA’s.  Beer made in Pennsylvania is some of the best around.  Raise […]


5 Ideas for the Perfect Long Weekend Getaways

What better place to celebrate long weekend getaways than right here in the Pocono Mountains.  Though each season in the Poconos is special in its own way, autumn is an especially wonderful time of year to join us.  Spend your days driving the scenic roadways and taking in all the fall foliage or just kicking […]


Top Weekend Getaways for Couples in PA

If you’re feeling a little stressed these days, a getaway might be just what you need to relax.  Get away from it all with the one you love and put a little spark back in your relationship.  Spend some time enjoying the outdoors or even a spa weekend together.  Pennsylvania has it all and would […]


Top 10 Unique Pennsylvania Gifts

It’s not too early to start your holiday shopping.  If you plan on traveling to Pennsylvania this season, you are sure to find unique Pennsylvania gifts for everyone on your list.  With everything from artwork to antiques, give a Pennsylvania gift to someone you love this season.  There is something in Pennsylvania for every taste […]


What is the Weather in Hawley PA?

The Pocono Mountains are among some of the most beautiful scenery in the country.  Thanks to the changing seasons, the weather has a lot to do with how much the sights change.  Hawley, PA is in the lake region of the Pocono Mountains.  The weather in Hawley PA is defined by 4 distinct seasons.  The […]


10 Reasons to Escape to The Settlers Inn in Hawley PA

Whether you are celebrating a special occasion or just need time to get away from the stresses of everyday life, an escape to The Settlers Inn in Hawley PA is worth every minute.  From the beauty of the grounds, the cozy rooms with sitting areas and fireplaces to our award-winning restaurant, we’ve got it all […]


Where are the Best Farm to Table Restaurants in Hawley, PA

Farm to table is a term that is heard just about everywhere you go these days.  It’s all about using fresh, seasonal ingredients from local sources.  It is important to know where your food comes from and Hawley is supporting that theory all over town.  There are a few restaurants jumping on the fresh ingredient […]


Don’t Miss These Fall Festivals in PA

When you come and stay with us here at The Settlers Inn in the coming months, don’t miss these fall festivals in PA.  In addition to the beautiful fall foliage and crisp autumn temperatures, these fall festivals are sure to get you into the spirit of the season.  Pumpkin carving, corn mazes, craft vendors and […]

Where to Zip Line in the Poconos

Calling all thrill seekers!  If you’ve been thinking about marking zip lining off your bucket list, there’s no better time to do it.  With the fall season upon us and the trees of the Pocono Mountains beginning to peak in color, it’s the perfect time to zip line through the Poconos.  Experience a rush of […]

Poconos getaway

Our Guide to the Perfect Poconos Getaway

For a memorable vacation the whole family will enjoy, find your way to the Pocono Mountains.  A Poconos getaway can be as relaxing or packed full of activities as you want it to be.  Any outdoor enthusiast will enjoy the abundance of outdoor recreation the region has to offer.  The Poconos also offers small historic […]

Where are the Pocono Mountains

Where are the Pocono Mountains?

When you think of the Pocono Mountains, what comes to mind?  Is it the beautiful scenery or the small towns that make up this region?  You might also think of all the outdoor recreation that the Pocono Mountains have to offer.  But where are the Pocono Mountains?  Find your way to this most beautiful part […]

Bethel Woods Center for the performing arts

Upcoming Events at the Bethel Woods Center for the Performing Arts

Since 2006, the Bethel Woods Center for the Performing Arts has been inspiring, educating, and empowering people through arts and humanities.  Located just 90 miles from New York City, the center puts on many concerts, events, programs, and festivals throughout the year.  The Bethel Woods Center for the Arts sits on the site of the […]

Greene Dreher Sterling Fair

98 Years and Counting: The Greene Dreher Sterling Fair

Animal exhibits, fun food, rides and more can all be found at this year’s Greene Dreher Sterling Fair.  Since 1917, visitors have been making their way to Newfoundland, PA to enjoy this spectacular fair.  This year’s fair will take place from August 28th through September 7th so be sure to make your plans now to […]

antique shops in hawley pa

6 Unique Antique Shops in Hawley

When decorating your home, adding something antique to your space will give you an instant conversation piece.  Antiques are a great way to mix things up with your current décor and add a little piece of history.  You can go big with a piece of antique furniture or small with antique books on the shelf.  […]

downtown Hawley PA

Explore Downtown Hawley PA

On your next visit to the Pocono Mountains, take a little time to explore downtown Hawley PA.  The area is home to many outdoor activities to keep you busy, but the downtown area is worth the visit too.  You’ll find shops offering locally made and unique gifts, the Historic Hotel Belvidere complete with fine dining […]

biking in the Poconos

Your Guide to Biking in the Poconos

It’s time to leave your car parked for the day and head out on 2 wheels, your bike!  When it comes to biking in the Poconos, we’ve got you covered.  Cycling is not only great exercise and better for the environment, it’s a fun way to explore the town to run errands or just ride […]

Peters Valley Craft Fair

Don’t Miss the Peters Valley Craft Fair

Over 150 exhibitors will take over the Sussex County Fairgrounds in Augusta, New Jersey for the Peters Valley Craft Fair this fall.  The 45th annual Peters Valley Craft Fair will take place September 26th and 27th.  Artists from across the country will line 5 buildings of the fairgrounds with their American Craft in 12 Medias: […]

Wally Lake Fest

The Wally Lake Fest Offers Nonstop Fun and Adventure

Nobody wants to see summer come to an end.  The cure for the summertime blues is easy.  Wally Lake Fest is back for another great end of summer send off.  This August from the 28th through the 30th the town will come alive with events taking place at various locations.  Wally Lake Fest is presented […]

rent paddle boards

Best Places to Rent Paddle Boards in the Poconos

SUP, which stands for standup paddle boarding, is the hip and new way to get a great aerobic exercise and enjoy nature at the same time, plus it’s fun.  Standup paddle boarding really took off around 2005 even though the sport has been around for years.  The great thing about standup paddle boarding is that […]

Wayne County Fair PA

Coming Soon: 153rd Annual Wayne County Fair PA

The 153rd Annual Wayne County Fair PA is back this August in Honesdale.  Since 1862, the Wayne County Fair has been a tourist favorite as visitors from all around the region come to check out the unique exhibits, concerts on the main stage and entertaining shows.  This year’s fair will be held from August 7th […]

Lake Wallenpaupack boat rentals

Your Guide to Lake Wallenpaupack Boat Rentals

It’s that time of year again.  The days are getting longer the weather is heating up and visitors are beginning to flock to Lake Wallenpaupack to enjoy its 52 miles of shoreline.  Renting a boat on Lake Wallenpaupack is easy, and there are all types to choose from.  Lake Wallenpaupack boat rentals can be found […]

Ritz Company Playhouse

What’s Playing at the Ritz Company Playhouse

Since 1973, theatre goers have been coming to the Ritz Company Playhouse in Hawley, Pennsylvania for live entertainment.  Musicals, comedies and children’s productions are put on at this art deco style theatre that was built in 1933 from July through September.  The Ritz Company Playhouse will be celebrating 41 seasons this year. The Ritz Company […]

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