Local Information: Wayne County Local Community, School District, & Area

Wayne County is situated in the north east corner of Pennsylvania, sharing a border with New York State. It was formed in 1798 from part of Northampton County and was named for the Revolutionary War General Anthony Wayne. It is home to almost 52,000 residents and is located in the northern section of the Pocono Mountains with its highest elevation is Mount Ararat at 2,659 ft. in Orson.

Local Community Info for New Residents

We want everyone to feel at home, whatever that means to you. If you are looking in the area you will enjoy the many different neighborhoods to choose from here. We have a wide selection of homes, condos, and townhomes available. Depending on what you choose you could find yourself right downtown near a popular park or one of our top-rated schools.

We hope that this website can off you the information that you are looking for and help in your decision making process. We love to help new families moving into the area and want to make sure you feel a part of the community from the very beginning of the process.

Western Wayne School District: GO Wildcats!!

The Hideout is in the Western Wayne school district. It has two elementary school, a middle, and a high school. They offer a full complement of scholastic as well as athletic opportunities for their students competing in the Lackawanna conference. You can learn more about what the school district has to offer by visiting the link below and viewing the website.

Area Information Websites

If anything is happening in the area it can be found on these websites. They are loaded with fun for the whole family. Take a look at them and take advantage of what this beautiful part of the country has to offer throughout the year.

Day Trips

There is nothing like a fun day trip to get everyone out of the house. This is the best way to create lasting memories and experience everything that the area has to offer around you.

  • Anthracite Museum
  • Claws and Paws
  • Dorflinger Glass Museum
  • Museum at Bethel Woods

Golf Courses

During the summer months Wayne County has a number of award winning Golf Course to choose from. Enjoy a beautiful Pocono Sumer day on the links with your friends and family. Here are a list of some of the top course in the area.

  • Cricket Hill Golf Club
  • Elmhurst Country Club
  • Honesdale Golf Club
  • Paupack Hills Golf & Country Club
  • Red Maples Public Golf
  • Fern Hall Golf Course
  • Scranton Golf Center
  • Skytop Golf Course
  • Woodloch Spring Golf Course

Music Venues

Another fantastic summer event to share with the whole family is live music. There are so many wonderful venues to choose from in the area. When the weather shifts there are still some great concert venues where you can see some big names perform.

  • Pavilion at Montage mount
  • Mohegan Sun Arena
  • Bethel Woods
  • Cove Haven
  • Scranton Cultural Center


What makes Wayne County so special is the people that live here and the food that keeps everyone coming back. All the little mountain towns that make up our community all have some hidden gems (in some cases not so hidden) that bring the flavor our region to life. We love to support our local establishments and make sure that they are able to thrive year round.

Lake Ariel Restaurants

  • Backdraft Sports Bar & Grill
  • Kay’s Italian Restaurant
  • Shelley’s Family Restaurant
  • Trio’s Family Italian Restaurant

Hawley Restaurants

  • The Boat House
  • Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Restaurant
  • Gresham’s Chop House
  • The Settlers Inn

Hamlin Restaurants

  • John’s Italian Restaurant

Honesdale Restaurants

  • Branko’s Patisserie
  • Hotel Wayne
  • KC Pepper Bar & Grill
  • Tick Tocks Restaurant
  • Trackside Grill

Lakeville Restaurants

  • Mike’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzaria

Tafton Restaurants

  • Fairview Lake Cafe

Ski Resorts

The Pocono Mountains are home to some wonderful ski resorts catering to enthusiasts of all skill levels. These resorts listed below are only a short drive away and can make any snowy weekend one to remember.

  • Montage Ski Resort
  • Elk Mountain
  • Camelback
  • Big Bear at Masthope