For those long-awaited get-togethers with family, there’s no better place than the Pocono Mountains. You’ll find that with Lake Wallenpaupack and the beautiful mountain vistas as your backdrop, it’s the perfect location to rendezvous for family reunion vacations. What’s more is that there are fantastic things for everyone to do, no matter the ages, interests, or abilities of those in your group. Whether you’re watching the sunset over the water or perusing the local art galleries, family reunion vacations here are truly special. Below is a list of our top five favorite activities that will satisfy everyone in the family.
For a broader list of things to do near Silver Birches Resort in Hawley, PA, be sure to download our free Vacation Guide! In it, you’ll find every idea you could ever think of and more. With our guide in hand, family reunion vacations are guaranteed to foster special family memories.
5 Fun Things to Do On Family Reunion Vacations
1. Spend the Day at Lake Wallenpaupack
Conveniently located on Lake Wallenpaupack, Silver Birches Resort offers many wonderful ways to enjoy the water! Rent a dock slip for $25 per night and bring your boat or rent a boat to take out on the water. You can also rent a kayak or stand-up paddleboard to take out onto the lake. Not a fan of getting wet? Check out Yoga at the Lake for just $10 per session. Or you can explore trails near Lake Wallenpaupack if you prefer a leisurely hike. Lastly, Silver Birches Resort hosts weekly events at the restaurant, The Dock on Wallenpaupack, like the Pub-O-Lympics on Thursdays at 8 p.m., Live Music in Our Bar on Fridays at 8 p.m., as well as other, bigger events you don’t want to miss.
2. Explore the Local Art Galleries
The hidden gem of the Hawley area is our selection of amazing local art galleries. These galleries feature some of the best local artists and artisans and are a must during family reunion vacations. You’ll want to peruse the art at The Looking Glass Art Gallery & Studio, which boasts works from artists all over the world- New York, France, Germany, Mexico, Hong Kong, and more. Another fine gallery can be found at our sister property: Ledges Hotel. There you’ll find stunning photography, sculptures, and more. For more local artistry, stop by the Wayne County Arts Alliance. And, lastly, Art on the Edge features 5,000 square feet of art in a variety of mediums awaiting your interpretation.
3. Plan a Shopping Day in Hawley
Between the boutiques, specialty stores, and the Hawley Silk Mill, there’s plenty of great shopping here. You’ll find incredible goods and products, some even handmade by locals here in Hawley! Head into the Hawley Silk Mill for a variety of boutiques, art galleries, and shops that feature fantastic local goods and souvenirs. Just outside the Hawley Silk Mill, Cocoon Coffee House and Bakery makes fresh baked goods and sells local cheese, craft beer, meats, and more. For home and garden items, be sure to stop by The Potting Shed located in the garden at The Settlers Inn.
4. Visit the Local Wineries
Wonderful local wines indicate the presence of vineyards and vintners that care deeply about their craft. When you’re visiting the area, you’ll have the opportunity to explore some of these wineries. They’re easy to get to from Silver Birches Resort, so don’t hesitate to add them to the plan! Winemakers like Antler Ridge Winery, Mountain View Vineyard and Distillery, and BashaKill Vineyards welcome you to take a tour and sample some wine!
5. Spend Quality Time at Silver Birches Resort
There’s plenty of space to spread out here at our resort. We offer everything from cozy rooms to cottages to houses to fit your entire group. Plus, there are many great ways to enjoy each other’s company whether you’re out on the water or having a family lunch at The Dock. Get ready for special family memories!
Reserve Your Reunion Today
You and the family are going to love having your reunion at Silver Birches Resort. Our Fairview House sleeps 14 and grants added privacy from the rest of the resort-goers. You’ll enjoy the company of family in true reunion fashion! And, for more great ideas for things to do here, be sure to download our free Vacation Guide today! Contact us today to book your family reunion in the Pocono Mountains.