Winter is truly a wonderful time of year to be in Hawley, PA. In addition to the gorgeous snowfall and outdoor activities, there is a multitude of fun-filled events that are almost too “cool” to be real. One of this winter’s most highly anticipated events is Wally Ice Fest, an annual celebration of winter in the Pocono Mountains. Join us on frozen Lake Wallenpaupack for a full weekend of family-friendly excitement!
There’s more to love this winter in Hawley! Find more events just like Wally Ice Fest when you visit Hawley Silk Mill. We are also home to the popular Mill Market Bakery, Cocoon Coffee House, and more.
The Best Things to Do at Wally Ice Fest
As one of the year’s best Lake Wallenpaupack events, Wally Ice Fest offers plenty of activities for visitors and tourists alike to enjoy. Whether you choose to admire the wide variety of ice sculptures or participate in the curling demonstrations, you could spend the entire day enjoying the winter weather and making memories with your loved ones. Wally Ice Fest 2018 is scheduled to take place January 27th-28th near the dike of the northeastern end of Lake Wallenpaupack.
There is nothing quite like playing a game of ice hockey on a naturally frozen lake. The hockey tournament is one of Wally Ice Fest’s main events and offers any visitor the opportunity to win the ultimate trophy. The best part? Little is required of participants other than a pair of skates, a hockey stick, gloves, a helmet, and some laughs. Four ice rinks will be prepared in front of the Boat House at Silver Birches Resort. The tournament is played on both days of the festival, so feel free to swing by anytime and try your luck at becoming a Wally Ice Fest Hockey champion.
Ice Golf Tournament
The 25th annual Ice Tee Golf Tournament will also take place in front of the Silver Birches Resort with two 9-hole courses. Each course will be complete with tree-lined fairways, water traps, obstacles, and roughs for a fully immersive golfing experience. Golfers will receive a colored ball, scorecard, and map illustrating the course layout. Tee times are from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, and 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Sunday. Participants should arrive ready with their own clubs, putter, and non-refundable donation of $25 per person ($20 if purchased in advance).
We Invite You to Spend Time With Us at Hawley Silk Mill
Since its construction in 1880, Hawley Silk Mill has been an integral part of the Hawley community. Although its operation as a mill ended many years ago, it continues to attract visitors and locals as a lifestyle center! With a quaint coffee shop, unique shopping, a fresh market, an art gallery, and so much more, Hawley Silk Mill is truly a one-of-a-kind destination. It’s also a great place to meet and interact with locals and visitors just like you. A visit to Hawley Silk Mill is a must during your trip to the Pocono Mountains, and we look forward to welcoming you soon!