Living in Honesdale

Honesdale, the county seat of Wayne County, Pennsylvania, is located in a rural area that provides many recreational opportunities including: boating, fishing, hiking, hunting, skiing, biking and rafting.  About 32 miles (52km) northeast of Scranton and 10 miles west of Lake Wallenpaupack,  Honesdale has a population of about 5,000 people and prides itself on community involvement. Its thriving Main Street businesses offer numerous activities throughout the year, including holiday parades, a full-costumed “Mardi Gras,”  Sidewalk Sales and a Harvest Festival.  The Wayne County Arts Alliance and the Wayne County Arts Council also sponsor many colorful events.

Named after Philip Hone, an early mayor of New York City and President of the Delaware and Hudson Canal, Honesdale was incorporated in 1831.

While Wayne Memorial Hospital is located in Honesdale, it operates many facilities in the surrounding area and bordering Pike County.

Below are links to help you learn about the area, its schools, housing, libraries, business and art offerings.