Local Events & Attractions

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AUGUST 31, 2019
SIPS AND SUNSETS

CANCELED

 

OTHER THINGS TO SEE AND DO

“Harmony Presents brings new "off -the-grid" indepedent musicians and comedians to Hawley, PA in the Pocono Mountains. We think its empowering for individuals and the general community to discover their new favorite bands and comedians live and locally. We showcase Americana, Funk, Rock, Bluegrass, Soul, Comedy, Classics, Theater and so much more on a weekly basis. Our concerts are typically located in the intimate and historic Boiler Room located on the ground floor of the Hawley Silk Mill. Comedy Nights are featured inside Cocoon Coffee House, which neighbors the Hawley Silk Mill.
We hope to see you at our next event!”

For additional information, schedule and ticket purchases, visit their website at
http://www.silkmillharmony.com

 

Right Under Our Noses! Who Knew?
Definitely worth the admission price!

Natural Ice Harvest Museum
Natural lake ice was once a booming industry in the Poconos. Step back in time to learn how ice was "harvested" from lakes in the Pocono Mountains before refrigeration.

Sculpted Ice Works Factory Tour

Mark Crouthamel
, owner, has made a career out of making and carving ice. After working in the culinary arts for several years, he founded Sculpted Ice Works in Lakeville. Mark, his wife, Mary, and children, Alexandria, Olivia and Gabriel, are local residents in the Tafton area.

The tour offers a fascinating explanation of how the crystal clear ice is made and, through a window into the sculpting room, how blocks of ice are transformed into various designs.

Sketching a new design onto the ice.
Looking into the sculpting room

Window into the sculpting room

Sketching a new design onto the ice

Owner, Mark Crouthamel, giving a live demonstration
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Finished products

Owner Mark Crouthamel giving a live demonstration

NOW OPEN DAILY - Hours of Operation
Summer Hours: Monday through Saturday 10AM-5PM, Sunday 11AM-4PM.

Directions and details
 

Pocono Environmental Education Center

The perfect place for learning, exploring, getting away and connecting

Schools: extend your classroom ... a unique center for programs and field studies designed to meet the individual interests, needs and goals of each school

Families, Friends, Youth Groups & Colleagues: spend time together, re-connect, and build life-long friendships

Scouts: fulfill badge requirements for boy and girl scouts

Nature Lovers: enjoy the great outdoors

The perfect place to enrich the quality of your life

More info and directions at http://www.peec.org

 

THE MUSEUM AT BETHEL WOODS
The Story of the Sixties and Woodstock

The Museum at Bethel Woods is an immersive and captivating multi-media experience that combines film and interactive displays, text panels and artifacts to explore the unique experience of the Woodstock festival, its significance as a culminating event of a decade of radical cultural transformation, and the legacy of the Sixties and Woodstock today. Well worth the admission price and drive.

From Spinnler Point, take Route 6 toward Honesdale but, near Indian Orchard, turn off onto Route 652 toward Narrowsburg, NY. Follow Route 652 to Narrowsburg, across the bridge onto Route 52. Follow Route 52 to Route 17B West. About 10 miles, turn left onto Hurd Road at Bethel Woods sign. It’s about a 55 minute drive from Spinnler Point.

http://www.bethelwoodscenter.org/museum.aspx

 

Monticello Gaming and Raceway

And, while you are out that way, don’t overlook visiting the Monticello Gaming Casino and Raceway just 10 miles further up Route 17B. Great buffet, lots of slots and more fun betting on the ponies. Check their website for additional details.

http://www.monticellogamingandraceway.com

While we are talking about gaming casinos, we can’t omit . . .

With 55,000 square feet of new gaming space hosting 2,200 slot and electronic virtual table games, many new to Pennsylvania, Project Sunrise at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs will offer players unparalleled opportunities for gaming success. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs is already known for offering the most popular slot machines around including: Wheel of Fortune, Triple Red Hot 7’s, Monopoly, Deal or No Deal, Hot Shot progressives, Quick Hit slots, Wolf Run, In The Money, Super Times Pay.

From Spinnler Point, take I-84 to I-380. Take I-81 South to Exit 175A. Follow Route 315 South for 4 miles. Track is on the right.

http://www.poconodowns.com/slots/index.jsp

Central Park Concerts

Summer Festival of Park Events presented by the Wayne County Creative Arts Council include a series of musical concerts in the Honesdale Central Park. The River City Banjos, Old Time Fiddlers and Them Again are just a few of the participants providing a relaxing evening of old time favorites. Bring you folding chair and enjoy the fun. It’s FREE! More info and calendar of events can be found at .

http://www.honesdaleparkevents.org

Audobon Art & Craft Festival

Known regionally as the finest Art and Craft show in the Poconos, this non-profit event raises funds for student scholarships and environmentally threatened areas in the Northern Poconos.

The Festival takes place in the Wallenpaupack School Complex located off Route 6, just down the road from Spinnler Point. Heading toward Hawley, on Route 6, the Wallenpaupack High School will be on your left and the road leading to the School Complex Gym will be on your right.

Crafts exhibitors and artists will be coming from 13 states and Canada. They will be demonstrating and selling their unique and original work. Pottery, woodworking, fine glass work, woodcarving, leather carving, sheepskin, wheat weaving and metal working are just a few of the crafts you will see at the Audubon Art and Crafts Festival.

http://www.audubonfestival.com

Bushkill Falls
Tumbling waterfalls…woodland trails…activities for the whole family

Known as the 'Niagara of Pennsylvania,' Bushkill Falls is a series of eight waterfalls that cascade gracefully deep in the wooded splendor of the Pocono Mountains. This is one of Pennsylvania’s most famous scenic attractions and a favorite destination for hiking, fishing and family fun.

Approximately a 44 mile, 27 minute drive down Route 402 from Spinnler Point. Well worth the drive.

For additional information go to . . .
 http://www.ahl-bushkillfalls.com

Claws ‘N’ Paws Wild Animal Park

Get close to the animals at the “Zoo in the Woods

Upon entering the park you will receive a schedule sheet with the times of all animal shows, Dino Digs, and giraffe and parrot feedings. Two different live animal shows every day from May 1 through Labor Day. (No shows in the fall.)

Wildlife Encounters Show

During the lively animal shows, you will see baby animals, colorful parrots, and interesting reptiles all close up. You can even pet an alligator and python. (Don't worry. It's safe!)

Route 590, 10 miles west of Hawley. For more info, go to . . . http://www.clawsnpaws.com

Costa’s Family Fun Park

Costa's Family Fun Park offers bumper boats, go karts, miniature golf, driving range, batting cages, video games, dining, Hershey's ice cream and new for 2008, water slides!

The two water slides are each 250 feet in length. The slides are open from Noon until dusk, weather permitting. You must be at least 40" tall and a swimmer to participate. Appropriate swim wear is required.

Located just 3 miles east of Lake Wallenpaupack, on Route 6, Costa's Family Fun Park is conveniently close to home yet feels like a vacation.

http://www.costasfamilyfunpark.com

dorflingerDorflinger Glass Museum

On you way to Honesdale, you may want to stop and visit the Dorflinger Glass Museum which is halfway between Hawley and Honesdale on
Route 6.

With more than 900 pieces, the Dorflinger Glass Museum is recognized as having the largest display of Dorflinger glass in the nation.

For directions and more information, go to
 http://www.dorflinger.org/glass_museum.html

Historic Honesdale - Don’t sell it short.

A short drive from Spinnler Point, Honesdale is known as the “Lake Region of the Poconos.” Honesdale’s Main Street is filled with architectural treasures, nice retail shops, cozy restaurants and lots of friendly people.  Honesdale also has a rich railroad history and is known as the “Birthplace of the American Railroad.”

For directions, more information and their schedule of special events for the year,
go to http://www.honesdale.com

Wallenpaupack Scenic Boat Tours

Wallenpaupack Scenic Boat Tour was started in 1962 by Thomas Gresham. It has been family run and operated since 1962. In 2006, Bridget & Steve Gelderman, took over the family business. Four generations later, the tour boat is still a favorite among travelers to the area.

Guests of the tour boat can sit back and relax on one of our 28-foot or 32-foot patio boats. Enjoy a breath-taking hour-long cruise on beautiful Lake Wallenpaupack as your tour guide describes the area and the history behind this charming lake region.

Route 6, Gresham’s Landing, Hawley, PA

http://www.wallenpaupackboattour.com

 

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