AKP_WLP_HAUNTED_HAYRIDE-70_WebSizeAward-winning family resort to offer haunted hayrides, pumpkin painting, costume parties and more during specialty Halloween weekends.

Coming off the very busy summer season, Woodloch Pines, an award-winning, all-inclusive family resort located in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains, appreciates the calm of fall. The gorgeous autumnal hues of the changing foliage, the smell of crisp leaves and burning campfires combined with perfect mild temperatures come to mind. For those in the know, fall also marks the start of Woodloch’s signature Haunted Hayrides, one of the family resort’s most popular annual attractions.

For over 25 years now, Woodloch has been thrilling guests with their captivating Haunted Hayrides, which have only become more involved over time. Wagon rides weave through the Pocono resort’s heavily wooded nature trail, showcasing extravagant decorations themed after famous horror films. Woodloch’s enthusiastic activity staff jump at the chance to morph into spooky characters, upping the fright factor for guests. The Haunted Hayrides include sound effects, pyrotechnics, expert lighting and professional costumes and makeup on staffers. New for 2018 are scenes themed after blockbuster horror hits such as Slender Man, Michael, and The Hills Have Eyes.

In addition to their trademark Haunted Hayrides, Halloween stays at the all-inclusive resort feature:

  • Pumpkin Painting
  • Trick or Treating
  • Halloween Costume Parties with games and prizes
  • Competitive contests such as “Halloween Wars,” Scavenger Hunt & “Boo-Lympics”
  • Indoor pool, hot tubs, and Splash Zone featuring a double corkscrew super slide and “Superdome” water tower which sends 300 gallons of water splashing down every few minutes
  • Some of the family resort’s most popular amenities such as a zip-line and climbing wall, go-karts, bumper cars, and a Broadway-style theme show

Woodloch’s activities director, Joey Ranner, remarks, “You truly have to experience our Haunted Hayrides firsthand to ‘get’ what they’re all about. Each year, our staff outdoes themselves getting into character, crafting costumes and creating extra spooky scenes. The reaction from our guests is priceless! It sounds crazy, but we all get excited about this time of year as soon as it ends the year prior.”

Halloween Weekend rates start at $199 per adult, per night. To obtain more information or to book a stay, please visit www.woodloch.com or call 1-800-Woodloch.

About Woodloch Pines Resort:

Creating a magical experience for families since 1958, Woodloch Pines Resort’s signature warm hospitality keeps guests returning year after year and offers a truly unique all-inclusive family vacation experience fitting for everyone’s taste.   An award-winning family resort, championship golf course and sister property featuring a luxury destination spa are just 95 scenic and convenient miles from New York City nestled in the Pocono Mountains Lake Region.


NightforCureSusanKomen20185On Sunday, October 21, 2018, Woodloch Pines Resort will host the 11th Annual A Night for the Cure. The tricky-tray fundraiser benefits the Susan G. Komen for the Cure as part of BK Hope Cures. Originally established 19 years ago by Bob Kiesendahl (BK), co-owner of Woodloch and leukemia survivor, the organization’s mission is to raise awareness and funds in the fight against cancer.

Last year’s event attracted 400 attendees and raised over $20,000, 100% of which benefits the Susan G. Komen for the Cure. 50% of the dollars raised stay right here in Northeast Pennsylvania for education, screening and treatment grants, and 50% goes towards cancer research.

Held in the Heritage Nightclub at Woodloch Pines from 5 to 8 PM, the family-friendly evening will feature over 150 items donated by local individuals and businesses, as well as wine and beer tastings, chair massages, face painting for children, hors d’oeuvres, a dessert table, and a 50/50 raffle. Guests will enjoy live entertainment and have the chance to win overnight stay packages at the area’s leading resorts and hotels, dining gift certificates, unique gift baskets as well as this year’s raffle prize – a Perception Swifty Kayak! Admission costs $10, and 100% of the proceeds are donated. The dress code is casual, and attendees are encouraged to wear pink in support of the cause.

“Now in its 11th year, the event gets better each time. It’s a great night to get together with friends, show our support for the survivors, and raise money for the cause. We are so grateful to the local businesses and individuals who donate their time and talents to make A Night for the Cure spectacular. All of this hard work and generosity is truly making a difference in the battle against cancer,”” said Bob Kiesendahl.

In addition to A Night for the Cure, Hope Cures also holds two other fundraising events each year, which include both a golf tournament and a 5K run/walk.

These funds benefit cancer research and patient care at several worthy facilities and foundations.

During the past 19 years, Hope Cures has raised over $1.2 million.

For more information about Hope Cures and this October’s great event, please visit: www.bkhopecures.org/trickytray. Additionally, table and room reservations can be arranged by calling 570-685-8002.

Woodloch Resort to Host 11th Annual “A Night for the Cure” Benefitting Susan G. Komen for the Cure of NEPA raising funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer.

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SettlersFatherSon_SettlersInn_2015015Fall is the perfect time for wine. Each fall Settlers Hospitality hosts wine pairing dinners that are educational, fun and most of all, tasty. This year they kicked things off at Glass-wine.bar.kitchen September 21st with their Chile vs. Argentina Wine Dinner.

This month The Settlers Inn will also host a wine dinner on October 5th with a focus on our local farmers. The Farmers Harvest Wine Dinner will highlight the delectable local produce of the season with wine selected by sommelier, Claude Briere. The chefs are featuring items like Cherry, Pecan and Goat Cheese Truffles, Smoked and Grilled Lato Sud Butternut Squash Rounds, Grilled Venison Loin with Butternut Béarnaise Sauce and fall treats will round out the meal. Reservations and additional information can be found at TheSettlersInn.com or 570.226.2993.

The third wine dinner is a staple for The Settlers Inn, and a guest favorite. The Italian Wine Dinner, which is happening on November 9th, is a pairing of delectable Italian dishes with regional Italian wines.

If you love wine or are curious to enter the world of wine, then these wine dinners will expand and delight your palate. To learn more about any of these Wine Dinners, check out SettlersHospitality.com or call 570.226.2993.

About Settlers Hospitality

Settlers Hospitality is a family run hospitality group in Hawley, PA consisting of The Settlers Inn, Ledges Hotel, Silver Birches Resort, Hotel Anthracite, Sayre Mansion, The Dock on Wallenpaupack, Glass-wine.bar.kitchen, Kol Steakhouse, Cocoon Coffeehouse, Lake Region Fitness, The Mill Market Bakery, & Art on the Edge.


HHHPageSept18Hawley’s longest running seasonal festival

On Saturday, October 13th, families, friends and visitors will gather in the charming town of Hawley, PA, for the town’s longest running seasonal festival, The Hawley Harvest Hoedown. This event has something for everyone including cider tastings, brews, contests, demonstrations, family activities, crafts, day and night entertainment, fresh locally grown foods, and local business specials.

HHHLogoThis will be the second year for our popular fall crawl beer tour which will take place over the entire Hawley Harvest Hoedown weekend. Participants win a commemorative beer mug upon completion of the fall crawl. Fall Crawl Beer Tour cards will be available at participating bars and at the Wallenpaupack Visitor’s Center.

This year also marks the fourth annual Hawley Hoedown Bluegrass and Folk Concert produced by the Downtown Hawley Partnership. This year’s line-up includes Man About A Horse, Serene Green, and Hickory Project. It is an evening that promises great music and great fun.

Many of the Hawley Harvest Hoedown favorite activities will be returning this year, including the petting zoo, fall craft vendors, and popular food vendors. For years, visitors and residents have enjoyed the beautifully decorated streets, the festive shop fronts, all against the backdrop of Hawley’s mountainous fall foliage. This not-to-be-missed event starts at 10:00 on Saturday.

The Downtown Hawley Partnership is a comprised of area businesses, organization and individuals working together to bring cohesiveness, aesthetics and structure to the grown and development of downtown Hawley.

For more information on the festival visit, hawleyharvesthoedown.com


SEPT. 22, 2018




Main Street

Time: 11 AM – 5 PM

Local and regional vendors will have a variety of bee related goodies, including local honey, beeswax, candles, honey based food, bee friendly clothing, pollinator plants, natural soap and honey made cosmetics. Make sure to pop into the Main Street Merchants as well for even more honey based menus, honey wine, honey spirits, books and wonderful bee gifts!



The Narrowsburg Union,

7 Erie Avenue – Room 102

Time: Noon

Richie Mitchell from Bear Creek Organics will presenting a one hour seminar about gardening for honeybees and other pollinators. This crash course will help you plan a flower and veggie garden that benefits honeybees and other pollinators!



Main Street Observation Deck

Time: 12:30 PM

Get your best bee costume on, dress up the kids and even the dog! Prizes will be awarded for the best Adult, Kids and Dog costumes!



Tusten Theater, 210 Bridge Street

Time: 1:00 PM

A panel of bee experts discuss beekeeping, gardening and the current problems facing bees and other pollinators. This year we have Master Beekeeper Frank Mortimer President of the NENJ Beekeepers Association, Master Beekeeper Pat Bono Founder of the NY Bee Wellness and Beekeeper Kyle Maio Founder of Brothers in Bees. This is discussion will be moderated by Charles Wilkin from 2 Queens Honey and there will be a public Q&A and the end, so get your questions ready!



The Narrowsburg Union,

7 Erie Avenue – Room 102

Time: TBD

Master Beekeeper Charlie Kinbar return again this year for a 1 hour crash course in beekeeping. Charlie is currently the President of the Northeast PA Beekeepers Association in Honesdale, PA and a former PA bee inspector. With over 30 plus years experience to share this class is not to be missed, perfect for both new and experienced beekeepers of all ages.



Main Street Observation Deck

Time: 2:30-3:00 PM

The Wallenpaupack High School Marching Band joins us again this year, performing fun and bee inspired songs!



Delaware Valley Arts – Krause Hall, Main St.


We are excited to announce Honey Sommelier Marina Marchese will return to the festival this year! She’ll be hosting an incredible in-depth honey tasting. Participants will learn about the complexities of honey and how to identify floral sources and flavor profiles. As part of the experience she’ll be pairing honey with a variety of foods, making this event a truly delicious and memorable experience!



The Narrowsburg Union – Kitchen

Time: 2:30pm

Susie and Rich from Cackletown Honey Farm return again this year to to demonstrate the fascinating method of extracting honey from the comb! This has become of of the festivals most loved events, tasty too!


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