The Small Pennsylvania Town That’s Perfect For A Winter Day Trip
If the stress of the holiday season is getting to you, slow down, take a break, and hit the road for a day away. The small Pennsylvania town of Hawley offers the perfect setting for a relaxing, a thrilling – or somewhere in between – winter day trip.
Step back in time when you visit Hawley, an enchanting small town of approximately 1,200 residents.
The picturesque sidewalks, quaint storefronts, and friendly townspeople create a warm, welcoming atmosphere reminiscent of small town America of yesteryear.
Pamper yourself during your time in Hawley by visiting the Woodloch Pines Resort, a sprawling estate that features such winter activities as snow tubing, ice skating, and the resort's very own Winter Olympics. Warm up at the spa or in the indoor waterpark.
Woodloch Pines Resort is located at 731 Welcome Lake Road, Hawley, PA 18428.
Stop by the Delaware Highland Conservancy for a fun, educational afternoon with native birds, including eagles. The free event, slated for January 7, 2017 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., will feature guest appearances by local birds and family-friendly activities.
Visit the Delaware Highland Conservancy at 508 River Street, Hawley, PA 18428.
Or, if you prefer a day outdoors, hit the frozen Lake Wallenpaupack for a few thrilling rounds of winter golf during the 25th Annual Ice Tee Golf Tournament set for January 29, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For more winter fun, travel just eight miles from Hawley to the neighboring town of Lakeville, for the 11th Annual Crystal Cabin Fever, a three week festival that features a 50 foot ice slide and stunning ice sculptures. Crystal Cabin Fever runs from February 3 to February 26, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Celebrate winter at Crystal Cabin Fever, Purdytown Turnpike, Lakeville, PA 18438.
Spend a quiet afternoon shopping for souvenirs as you browse the quaint shops in Hawley, including The Hawley Depot, Penny Lane Candies & Candles, Time Machine Antiques, and Whatknots Trading Post.
Or, catch a live performance at The Ritz Company Playhouse, a community staple for more than 40 years.
Raise your glass at the Glass Wine Bar Kitchen at the Ledges Hotel. Request a seat near the windows for a stunning view of the frozen Paupack High Falls just outside of the hotel, a former glass factory.
Celebrate the end of your perfect day by taking in a spectacular Hawley sunset.
The small Pennsylvania town of Hawley promises a picture perfect winter day trip. But, if you don’t have time to spend a whole day away, spend an hour soaring down this
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