Town of Honesdale, PA
Updated: Nov 2, 2021
The history of Honesdale goes back to the early 19th Century when it was known as Dyberry Forks. In the late 1920’s, the town earned a reputation as a major railroad center. Dyberry Falls was renamed to Honesdale in honor of Phillip Hone, a former New York City mayor, and the first president of the Delaware & Hudson Canal Company.
D & H Canal Company began using steam engines on its gravity railroad to haul coal from mines to the town and then by canal to New York City. Honesdale is known as "The Birthplace of the American Railroad“ and welcomed the first steam locomotive to run on US commercial tracks in 1829.
Honesdale’s community is welcoming and wonderful and is located in the northernmost part of the Poconos. There is so much to admire; from their fine arts to the beautiful downtown historical architect. Honesdale offers an eclectic mix of old and new things to do, and a great selection of speciality shops and restaurants to check out during your visit.
If you are planning an over night visit, we suggest Keen Lake Camping and Cottage Resort. Visit them online at: https://keenlake.com
or the Wayne Hotel - Visit them online at: https://hotelwayne.com/
For a LIVE camera view on top of the Irving Cliff, visit: https://www.poconomountains.com/explore-our-area/honesdale/