Why You Need to Head to Lake Wallenpaupack for Ice Fishing and More

A trip to Hawley, PA, isn’t complete without an excursion to Lake Wallenpaupack! No matter the time of year, this iconic spot is a great place to spend the day. While summer is the most popular season to visit the lake, there are plenty of fun things to do during the colder months. From ice fishing to annual festivals celebrating the area, discover all you can do during your stay at Ledges Hotel!

Ice fishing is just one of the many fun activities that you can do in Hawley! For a complete list of outdoorsy fun, download our free Vacation Guide. You’ll get the inside scoop on the best hiking trails, golf courses, and state parks in the Delaware Highlands. Plan your trip in no time at all with our free Vacation Guide!

Go Ice Fishing on Lake Wallenpaupack

There’s a reason Lake Wallenpaupack has been named one of the top spots for ice fishing in the state! This 5,700-acre lake features plenty of bass, trout, perch, and varieties of panfish under its frozen shell. Before you head out on the ice, be sure to purchase a Pennsylvania fishing license, and check the level of the ice. January is usually the best time to go ice fishing in Hawley, especially around the Wally Ice Fest!

Attend the Wally Ice Fest

Celebrate winter fun in the Pocono Mountains at Wally Ice Fest! This weekend-long event features hockey, curling, ice sculptures, and a golf tournament on the ice. The festival takes place from January 27 and 28, 2018, in front of our sister property, Silver Birches Resort.

During the festival, head over to Sculpted Ice Works to tour the facility’s museum and get a look at the incredible creations. You can also catch a curling demonstration during the weekend. Keep an eye on the festival’s schedule so you don’t miss out on any of the fun!

The festival tournaments are always a huge draw for the festival. There will be a hockey tournament on both days on six different ice rinks, two of which are in front of Silver Birches Resort. Stop by any of the rinks to check out the competition. The second tournament is the Ice Tee Golf Tournament. Two nine-hole courses will be set up in front of Silver Birches Resort, each with tree-line fairways, greens, water traps, obstacles, and roughs. Tee times begin at 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, and from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Stay at Ledges Hotel

Whether you have a fun day at Wally Ice Fest or spend your time ice fishing on Lake Wallenpaupack, be sure to book your room at Ledges Hotel. Our boutique hotel is surrounded by the natural beauty of rock ledges and the Paupack High Falls. The surrounding setting is reflected in the architecture of each room, from the singles to the deluxe full-service suites.

You’ll be treated to even more stunning views at our onsite restaurant, Glass – wine. bar. kitchen. Glass specializes in exquisitely prepared small plates. It is a great date night spot; there’s nothing more romantic than sharing a plate of delicious food while sipping on an all-American beer or wine. You can also enjoy live entertainment every Friday from 8 until 11 p.m.

Check our availability and book today! We look forward to having you.