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Get a Bird’s-Eye View of Historic Honesdale

Irving Cliff rises 300 feet above Honesdale and provides breathtaking views of the historic downtown district. This towering ledge is located within Gibbons Memorial Park and features several hiking trails.

Catch a glimpse of the majestic Moosic Mountains to the west. You’ll also spot the meandering Lackawaxen River in the valley below as it joins with Dyberry Creek. The views are stunning year-round, and the sunsets are unforgettable.

The cliff was named after Washington Irving, author of “Rip Van Winkle” and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” Irving visited the area in 1841, and according to local legend, he was so amazed by the cliff that he had to climb it. Come explore this local landmark and discover why it has been a special spot for generations.