October is a wonderful time of the year in Hawley PA! Located in the Northern Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania, Hawley is the center of commerce for the Lake Region of the mountains. Although it’s a small town, there is a lot happening here year-round! Our beautiful region provides a ton of outdoor activities while the town of Hawley offers theaters, galleries, shopping, dining, events and more. October, in particular, provides many great things to do in Hawley PA, and you can bet the team here at The Settlers Inn will be out and about enjoying the fun along with our guests. Here are some of our top picks for things to do in Hawley PA this October.
Columbus Day Brunch
Join us on Columbus Day, Monday, October 13th, for the height of fall foliage in the Pocono Mountains. The Settlers Inn restaurant will be serving a Columbus Day Brunch from 11:00 am – 2:30 pm in honor of Columbus Day and the gorgeous colors of the changing seasons.
Pacific Northwest Wine Dinner at Ledges Hotel
Enjoy a five-course wine dinner on the heated deck of Glass – wine.bar.kitchen at our sister property, Ledges Hotel, on Friday, October 17th. Guest Chef David Campiche and Pastry Chef Laurie Anderson from Washington State’s Shelburne Inn will join The Settlers Inn Sommelier Claude Briere to present a memorable evening of Food and Wine of the Pacific Northwest. Call (570) 226-1337 to make your reservations today!
Hawley Harvest Hoedown
The Hawley Harvest Hoedown is a celebration full of food, fun and entertainment October 17th, 18th & 19th. This annual event is one of the most popular in the Pocono Mountains lake region. There will be a lot to see and do at the Hawley Harvest Hoedown, but don’t miss Oktoberfest at the Hawley Silk Mill from 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm on October 18th and the Hawley Harvest Hoedown Concert at the Ritz Theatre on the same day. For the first time, this folk and bluegrass concert will bring an exciting close to one of our favorite events of the year.
Lacawac Lake to Lake 8k Trail Run & Woods Walk
Run or walk through wooded nature trails and access roads on the grounds of the Lacawac Sanctuary in the Lacawac Lake to Lake 8k Trail Run & Woods Walk on Sunday, October 19th. Proceeds from the autumn trail run and walk support Lacawac’s preservation and environmental education programs, scientific research, and advocacy and public awareness outreach. The event kicks off at 11:00 am and will be fun for the whole family.
Pumpkin Carving and Storytelling Dinner
The Settlers Inn will have 100 masterfully carved pumpkins on display for all to enjoy on Saturday, October 25th. We will also host a storytelling dinner featuring a celebration of deliciously prepared harvest foods and storyteller Neil Genzlinger. Genzlinger is a TV critic at the New York Times, a playwright, a storyteller and the brother of our inn proprietor Grant Genzlinger. Come out to support your favorite Genzlinger brother: storyteller Neil or master pumpkin carver Grant!
All of these things to do in Hawley PA are going to keep you busy this fall, but rest assured, you can recoup and relax at The Settlers Inn! In fact, we have some specials going on to make your fall visit even more enjoyable. After you register for the Lacawac Trail Run & Woods Walk, we would love for you to book your stay with us for Sunday, October 19th. We will be offering a half-price booking for those who wish to stay at The Settlers Inn overnight that Sunday night! Also, check out our Fall Foodie’s Getaway for stays any Sunday – Thursday night through November 26th. Book your fall vacation now to experience all of the great things to do in Hawley PA before it’s too late!