Hawley, PA

From laid-back to luxurious, enjoy Hawley's lakeside atmosphere as you explore the area's farm-to-table dining, outdoor recreation, arts, music, family fun and much more.

Located on the northern shore of Lake Wallenpaupack, the town of Hawley offers experiences from rustic to refined. The local beaches, boat rentals and lakeview parks will put you in a vacation frame of mind, and there are also markets, music venues and an active art and cultural community to explore, along with award-winning inns, spas and restaurants.

Fun Fact: Downtown Hawley got a makeover in 2014 through Benjamin Moore’s Main Street Matters Project. More than 20 local businesses were repainted through the program. Be sure to take a stroll along Main Avenues to enjoy the colorful facades when you visit!


Traveling with the family? Ready for a romantic getaway? Hawley is home to a range of places to stay equipped to meet your every need. Stay alongside the water at iconic accommodations like Woodloch Resort, East Shore Lodging or Silver Birches Resort.

Surround yourself with countryside bounty at The Settlers Inn or Lukan's Farm Resort, or book a room that's perched over a waterfall at Ledges Hotel. Hoping to find a vacation rental? Discover options with Chant Real Estate.

Outdoor Adventure:

Get ready for big fun on the Big Lake! You'll find outdoor adventures for every season in and around Hawley! Area outfitters like Wallenpaupack Scenic Boat Tours and Rubber Duckie Boat Rentals offer vessels of all sorts. Water activities range from the leisurely—fishing, boating, swimming—to the extreme—jet skiing, wakeboarding—but the fun doesn’t stop at the shoreline. Check out great local hiking paths, including a walking tour of town, as well as a bike share program. Area experts at the Lake Wallenpaupack Visitors Center are always ready to offer recommendations - you can even rent a fishing rod and tackle for the day.

Looking for an open-air experience you haven't tried yet? Soarin' Eagle Rail Tours depart from Hawley, offering visitors the chance to cycle right on the railroad in a unique two- or four-seater rail bike. Learn more on outdoor adventure.

Family Fun:

From lazy days on the lake to fun-filled nights on the town, you’re sure to find more things to do than hours in the day in Hawley. All ages will love an outing to Costa's Family Fun Park for laser tag, miniature golf and more. Hop aboard Hawley departures with The Stourbridge Line for a memorable train excursion along the Lackawaxen River. Why not round out the day with a live performance? Get tickets for a show at Harmony in the Woods or the Ritz Company Playhouse. Learn more on family fun.


Hawley's boutiques and shops are one-of-a-kind. Stroll through the Hawley Silk Mill to discover how a nineteenth century industrial hub was converted into an up-to-date lifestyle center and shopping destination filled with art galleries, specialty stores, a coffee house and more. Penny Lane Candies and Candles is filled with treats and treasures from the past. Pick up local souvenirs at Lake Art or get some "bang" for your buck at North of the Border Fireworks. Learn more on shopping.


From the views to the farm-fresh ingredients, dining in Hawley is an experience you won't forget. Enjoy a family meal while gazing out at the water at The Boat House or The Dock on Wallenpaupack. Meat lovers in the group will want to check out Gresham's Chop House, and Gresham's Ice Cream Shoppe is a must for something sweet after dinner.

For those following the Pocono Beverage Trail, sample brews and vintages hand-crafted in Hawley at Three Hammers Winery and Wallenpaupack Brewing Company. Learn more on dining.

Winter Fun:

Winter is wonderful in Hawley. The downtown is decked for the annual Hawley Winterfest celebration, and the snowy surroundings provide ideal settings for skiing, snowtubing, snowshoeing, ice fishing and more! Hit the slopes or sink a line in the frozen lake; you’ll find lots of cold-weather fun and warm hospitality in Hawley. Learn more on ski and snow activities.


Work on your golf game at rolling greens around Hawley like The Country Club at Woodloch Springs and Paupack Hills Golf Course. Learn more on golf.