With stunning fall foliage and a wide variety of autumn-themed activities, a fall getaway to the Poconos is an absolute must! Whether you and your sweetheart are in need of a romantic escape or you want to plan an unforgettable family vacation, you’ll hardly find a better destination to get away from it all and experience what makes fall one of our favorite seasons! Before you start booking your trip to Hawley, PA, here are some of the most fun things to do in the Poconos in the fall that everyone can enjoy together.
Planning on visiting the Poconos in the fall? We’d love to see you at Hawley Silk Mill, a historic lifestyle center right in the heart of Hawley, PA. During your visit, we invite you to shop for souvenirs and gifts among our unique and eclectic shops or attend our wide variety of exciting events.
2 of Our Favorite Things to Do in the Poconos in the Fall
1. Explore the Great Outdoors
Our region’s crisp fall weather creates the perfect opportunity to get out and enjoy the awe-inspiring natural beauty of the Poconos. Hawley’s convenient location in the Lake Region of the Pocono Mountains means you’ll find plenty of outdoor activities and places to enjoy the vibrant fall foliage. Here are a few suggestions that you’ll surely want to add to your itinerary.
If you’d like to see our region’s beautiful fall scenery up close, embarking on a hike through the wilderness is ideal. You’ll find many incredible and challenging hiking trails, some of which can be found just minutes from Hawley, PA. The Shuman Point Hiking Trail is located on the northeastern corner of Lake Wallenpaupack and sends visitors on an unforgettable journey through dense forests alongside the water. If you’re interested in a longer trek, there are also several waterfall hikes scattered throughout the region that provide fantastic opportunities to take postcard-worthy photos.
Scenic Back Roads Tour
Discover the roads less traveled through the Scenic Back Roads Tour provided by The Settlers Inn, one of our sister properties. This self-guided journey through vast natural beauty leads you through areas filled with lush foliage. During the fall, you are surrounded by a wonderland of gorgeous fall scenery. The designated route is just over 50 miles and allows you to experience the region at your own pace.
Fall Foliage Rides on the Stourbridge Line
The Stourbridge Line is a historic railway that offers tours throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania. Each autumn season, five fall-themed excursions are provided for visitors who want to experience the Poconos in the fall in a unique and exciting way. Train rides are usually about 1.5 hours long and explore over 25 miles of the most jaw-dropping areas in the region.
2. Poconos Fall Festivals
In addition to stunning fall scenery and ideal weather, Hawley is home to several exciting fall festivals. In fact, some of our area’s top events take place this time of year. Here are just a few of our favorite annual festivals that are sure to get you into the fall spirit.
Hawley Harvest Hoedown
On October 13, 2018, our charming town of Hawley will celebrate the start of the autumn season with the Hawley Harvest Hoedown! This family-friendly festival features a plethora of fall activities including hot cider tastings, live entertainment, contests, demonstrations, and more. Carve pumpkins with the kids, enjoy horse-drawn carriage hayrides, or shop for unique items among the arts and crafts markets. Whatever you decide to do, you’ll be sure to make memories with your loved ones that you’ll always cherish. Be sure to stay for the festival finale, a fantastic bluegrass and folk concert at the Ritz Theatre.
Hawley Silk Mill Rocktoberfest
During Hawley Harvest Hoedown, we’ll be hosting our own must-visit event! Rocktoberfest gives you the chance to indulge in local craft beer tastings, traditional Oktoberfest fare and treats, live music, and a vendor fair. It will be a full afternoon of fall-themed fun that you won’t want to miss. Afterward, be sure you stay to enjoy our pop-up German Restaurant and tasty Oktoberfest-inspired food!
Fall Specials at Pocono Resorts and Hotels
The Settlers Inn
Fall Foodies Getaway Package: Available Sunday-Thursday nights from September 23rd to December 21st, you and your sweetheart will enjoy a three-course dinner for two in the inn’s award-winning restaurant. Enjoy welcome wine, a full breakfast each morning, and lodging in the best available queen-sized guest room!
Live Life to the Fallest: This package includes everything you need to experience the best Pocono fall activities! During your two-night stay in the accommodation of your choice, you’ll enjoy a dinner for two in the restaurant, a $25 certificate for a picnic lunch from Cocoon Coffee House, a voucher for our hops on tap, and breakfast each morning. The package is available for reservations made between September 23rd and November 10th.
Storytelling Dinner: On Saturday, October 25th, New York Times critic, Neil Genzlinger, will be joining us at The Settlers Inn for a full evening of sharing some of his best stories. Stop by to hear the tale of the “Vanishing Rowboat,” the “Deerslayer,” and more.
Silver Birches Resort
Fall Foodies Package: During your stay at the Silver Birches Inn on Monday-Thursday nights between September 23rd and December 20th, you’ll be invited to dine at The Settlers Inn Restaurant with a $125 dining voucher. In the morning, take advantage of a $10 certificate for Cocoon Coffee House located in their restaurant.
Woodstock and Whiskey Tour Fall Package: On Sunday, September 23rd, treat yourself to a one-night stay at the Silver Birches Resort and a tour of the popular Catskill Distilling Company. This package also includes a $20 per person voucher for lunch at The Dock on Wallenpaupack, a tour of the Bethel Woods Museum, transportation to and from Woodstock, NY, and a $10 voucher for breakfast.
Live Life to the Fallest: This is your opportunity to soak in the fall season and explore some of our region’s most historic hiking trails. The package is available from September 22nd to November 10th and includes a two-night stay at the Ledges Hotel, a $75 dining voucher for Glass.Wine.Bar.Kitchen Restaurant, a $25 voucher for a picnic lunch from Cocoon Coffee House, a sampling of two hops beers on tap, a driving tour and maps of the region, use of the hotel’s walking sticks and backpacks, and more.
Join Us at Hawley Silk Mill This Fall
Since 1880, our historic silk mill has served a vital role in the Hawley community. Our vibrant lifestyle center is home to the popular Mill Market Bakery, a fitness center, art gallery, Cocoon Coffee House, and more. Plus, you won’t want to miss our incredible cooking classes coming this fall! You’ll learn how to makes delicious truffles and a venison meal from the professionals. It’s the perfect addition to any Poconos in the fall itinerary!