The first time I came to Hawley in 1996, it was like discovering a secret world. Stratoz and I walked along Lake Wallenpaupack and the park benches along the dam gave us a lovely view.
We stopped at the Settlers Inn for lunch, unaware of the magical interior–Arts and Crafts wallpaper with swirls of greenery and rabbits, a fireplace with pottery on the mantle in luscious green and copper glazes, wooden chairs with hymnal racks on the backs rescued from a cathedral.
Lunch was made with produce from local farmers, which I thought was a marvelously novel idea. Little did I know that almost 15 years later this kind of partnership between restaurants and farms would be widespread. I am happy to have a reason to be in Hawley with the Audubon Art and Craft Festival. The booth is set up and we are ready to be part of other people's discovery of Hawley.