Hawley is a small borough on the Lackawaxen River in Wayne County, Pennsylvania. Early industry focused on supporting nearby coal mines and manufacturing facilities. The former Bellemonte Silk Mill is the largest bluestone building in the world. The 1880 Silk Mill has been beautifully refurbished and converted into a shopping center. Ritz Playhouse is a popular community theatre located in the former movie and vaudeville theatre. Nearby Lake Wallenpaupack is a popular destination for boating and fishing. CDC information for travelers. Hours/availability may have changed.

1.Ritz Playhouse

Ritz Playhouse
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Ritz Playhouse is a community theatre in Hawley, Pennsylvania, established in 1973 at the former Hawley's Ritz Company Playhouse, once a popular local movie and vaudeville theatre. The Ritz Players, as the company team called themselves opened their first season with the musical production "Brigadoon". Ever since, this passionate group of volunteer community theatre enthusiasts dedicated themselves to providing high quality live theatre productions to their community. Over the years, many theatre performers have gone on to study music, theatre, dance and film arts at various drama schools and colleges. The Ritz Theatre works with a number of local organizations and businesses to establish a number of different evening shows including a train/theatre trips and dinner and theatre arrangements.

512 Keystone St, Hawley, PA 18428, Phone: 570-226-9752

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2.Queen of Peace Roman Catholic Church, Hawley, PA

Queen of Peace Roman Catholic Church, Hawley, PA
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Until 1962, Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of Peace Church was called St. Philomena’s church and had a long, rich history. St. Philomena's Parish was founded in April, 1852 by Rev. William O'Hara, who became its first pastor. A small wooden church was built on the corner of the current property with a seating capacity of 400. On July 22, 1900, the construction of the present building started and was blessed by a Hawley native Most Reverend Michael Hoban, Bishop of Scranton. The present Rectory was completed in 1911. One of the oldest cemetery in the Diocese of Scranton, St. Philomena's/ Queen of Peace Cemetery, was established in 1849. In 2001, the Gate of Heaven Section was added. Over the past 159 years, seventeen pastors have been assigned to Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of Peace church. The present pastor is Rev. Richard W. Beck.

314 Chestnut Ave, Hawley, PA 18428, Phone: 570-226-3183

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3.Hawley Skill Mill, Hawley, Pennsylvania

Hawley Skill Mill, Hawley, Pennsylvania
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Built in 1880, the Silk Mill in Hawley, Pennsylvania, has been an important part of the community in all its many incarnations: as a silk factory that used the most modern technology of the day, then later a textile factory, and an antique center. Today, the repurposed factory is envisioned as a gathering center for the folks of the Pocono Lake Region, a place where the residents and visitors can come to shop, hang out, eat, exercise, and learn. The ground floor Retail Center was designed by the renowned architect Peter Bohlin, The glass partitions separates the spaces, allowing the natural light from the River Gorge behind the Mill to illuminate the retail spaces. This space is occupied by a market and bakery, shop selling specialty beers, several art galleries, unique small shops selling clothing, shoes, antiques and home decor. There is also a bicycle shop and the Lake Region Fitness Center. The entire top floor of the Mill is occupied by the Lackawanna College, the only campus is Wayne and Pike Counties.

8 Old Rte 6, Hawley, PA 18428, Phone: 570-226-6130

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4.The Settlers Inn, Hawley, PA

The Settlers Inn, Hawley, PA
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The Settlers Inn in Hawley, Pennsylvania, is located in a beautiful 1944 classic Arts and Crafts building, overlooking the Bingham Park, about 13.8 miles from Promised Land State Park. Charming warm rooms are furnished with period-style furnishings and have whirlpool tubs, fireplaces, cable TV, air-conditioning and free WiFi access. The inn’s farm-to-table restaurant is an elegant, cozy space with a fireplace, where Chef Ben Sutter offers innovative menus shaped by the seasons and what is available on local farms, pastures and producers. The inn has an award-winning wine list and craft brews from local, regional and international breweries. The sunny front porch is a wonderful place for morning coffee.

4 Main Ave, Hawley, PA 18428, Phone: 570-226-2993

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5.The Boathouse Restaurant, Hawley, PA

The Boathouse Restaurant, Hawley, PA
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Located on the shores of Lake Wallenpaupack, in Hawley ,Pennsylvania, at the foothills of the Pocono Mountains, The Boat House Restaurant is a popular local eatery and the place where locals and visitors like to relax, socialize and enjoy a delicious meal. Spacious and bright dining room, with nautical theme and plenty of flat-screen TVS for following the latest game, is a perfect background for a meal of fresh seafood, juicy steaks and classic American fare. There is also a large , lovely shaded outdoor terrace and live entertainment on Friday nights. Full bar offers original and classic cocktails, beer on draft and in bottles and wines by the glass.

141 PA-507, Hawley, PA 18428, Phone: 570-226-5027

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5 Best Things to Do in Hawley, Pennsylvania

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Located in the Pocono Mountains of Hawley near Lake Wallenpaupack, the Settlers Inn is an authentic 1920s Arts & Crafts lodge that offers a cozy, home-away-from-home mountain retreat. Set on the Main Street in Hawley, the historic Pocono Mountains hotel boasts all the comforts of a comfortable bed and breakfast, along with award-winning cuisine from a full-service farm-to-table restaurant and tavern, and modern venues for exclusive events and functions.

Surrounded by six acres of artfully designed gardens bordered by dense woodlands and the meandering Lackawaxen River, the Settlers Inn features well-appointed guest rooms and suites with Mission-style furnishings, hand-crafted tiled en-suite bathrooms with showers and soaking tubs, and spacious sitting areas with comfortable seating and beautiful garden views. Activities in and around the area include hiking, mountain biking, picnicking on the banks of the river, and enjoying the attractions of Hawley, such as the Hawley Silk Mill.

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Guest Accommodations

The Settlers Inn offers 23 thoughtfully appointed and comfortably decorated guest rooms in various sizes and layouts. All guest rooms feature bamboo floors, king or queen-size pillow-top beds with organic cotton linens and plush pillows, en-suite suite bathrooms with walk-in showers, whirlpool tub, or shower/bath combinations, luxury towels, bathrobes and slippers, and organic bath products. Most rooms have work desks and chairs, comfy armchairs, daybeds or pullout sleeper sofas for additional guests and fireplaces, and modern amenities are available in all rooms and include flat-screen televisions with cable channels and DVD players, air-conditioning, telephones, hairdryers, and complimentary wireless Internet.


The Settlers Inn offers an award-winning dining experience at the on-site farm-to-table restaurant, which serves a seasonal menu of creative cuisine accompanied by an extensive wine list. After dinner drinks can be enjoyed by the roaring fire in The Chestnut Tavern, which boasts a comfortable, elegant ambiance. A complimentary breakfast is served every morning and includes freshly baked bread and pastries, seasonal fruit, cereals and yogurt, and freshly brewed coffee, tea, and juices.

Amenities and Recreation

The Settlers Inn offers an array of amenities, including complimentary day passes to the Lake Region Fitness club in the Hawley Silk Mill, which features an indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and fully equipped fitness room. Other amenities and guest services include a complimentary breakfast every morning, a range of concierge services and specialty items on arrival, including champagne, wine, flowers, cheese platters, and Settlers Signature items such as candy and coffee mugs, microfiber robes, and fleece sweatshirts, which are for sale.

Weddings & Events

The Settlers Inn is available to use for special occasions and celebrations such as weddings, receptions and vow renewals with beautiful venues and gathering areas, including manicured herb and flower gardens, an award-winning restaurant and lounge, and luxurious accommodations. All weddings include a variety of services, including a private dining room with seating for up to 125 guests, a cocktail hour with an open bar, a Champagne toast (non-alcoholic options available), custom menus with a selection of homemade artisan bread, and a custom-made wedding cake. The Inn also provides a professional event management planner to assist with all the details.

Local Attractions

Hawley is home to several beautiful lakes, pristine golf courses, and an array of recreational facilities, including the 13-mile long Lake Wallenpaupack, and the old Hawley Silk Mill with its boutiques, shops, an exclusive spa, and gym. Costa's Family Fun Park with go-karts, mini-golf, bumper boats, and arcade games is ideal for families, while the Woodloch Springs and Pines is an award-winning golf course with scenic views.

The Settlers Inn is ideally located for enjoying a broad range of activities and things to see and do in the Pocono Mountains region from hiking and mountain biking to water sports on the Lackawaxen River and Lake Wallenpaupack.

Stay fit at the Lake Region Fitness Center, which is a short walk from the hotel and features a variety of fitness equipment, treadmills, stationary bikes and free weights. Take a scenic boat tour on Lake Wallenpaupack or enjoy canoeing, kayaking, swimming and fishing on the lake or the Lackawaxen River. Soak up some culture and history with a visit to the Lighthouse Harbor Marina, the Hawley Silk Mill or the Shuman Point Natural Center.

Outdoor enthusiasts will delight in the many hiking trails in the area from the Bingham Park River Walk and the Wallenpaupack Hiking Trail to the Lacawac Sanctuary and the Dorflinger-Suydam Sanctuary. The Promised Land State Park and the Woodland Springs Resort are beautiful places to explore and picnic, while the small town of Hawley offers fantastic shopping, restaurants, cafés, boutiques, and galleries to enjoy.

4 Main Avenue, Hawley, PA 18428, Phone: 570-226-2993

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