Beautiful Downtown Hawley, Pennsylvania
There are many landmarks that visitors will appreciate when they visit Hawley. Of course, our biggest attraction for summer fun and winter ice fishing is Lake Wallenpaupack, the third largest freshwater lake in Pennsylvania. Measuring 52 miles of shoreline, it is 13 miles in length and boast depths up to 60 feet. Its overall surface exceeds 5,700 acres.
When you drive into town, the first building that will catch your eye is the Hawley Silk Mill. It was the first large-scale silk factory in Northern Pennsylvania. In 2011, the building was refurbished and turned into a lifestyle center. It features art galleries, dining, entertainment, a fitness center and Lackawanna College. Read more on the rich history of the Silk Mill.
When you drive through town on Main Street, you will discover unique places to eat, shop, and explore. Take a drive down Church Street to see our beautiful churches or down Keystone Street to see the Ritz Company Playhouse, celebrating its 45th year in bringing entertainment to the community in the form of live theater productions.
After you cross the Lackawaxen River, you will be delighted by the Bandstand at Bingham Park. The 5.51 acres of land it sits on was donated to the Borough of Hawley in 1929 by Adelbert and Margaret Bingham. The park is always alive with baseball games, tennis, playground activities, summer picnics, and more. It is the site of our Farmer’s Market which is open on Fridays from May through October. On any weekend you are likely to discover a craft show, a special event, or a concert at the Bandstand.
And before you make the turn toward Honesdale, be sure to check out The Settlers Inn. Native blue stone and chestnut wood are the foundation of the Inn’s massive structure. The Inn delights visitors and locals with beautiful accommodations, farm-to-table menus, and entertainment throughout the year.
You will never be bored when you come to visit. If you are looking for a kick-start, try this List of Top 15 Things to Do in Hawley. We are proud of our town and invite you to visit and stay for awhile.