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Pawling Life

What can residents find here? 

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The small community of Pawling is unique and has lots of things to do. This section is meant to show you just a little bit of what Pawling is all about. 


I'll be happy to give you more history and information when we meet. Take a look here and tell me what's most important to you. You can see some of my Pawling insight in BOLD & ITALIC TYPE.


Public School

Pawling Central Schools

  • Pawling Central Schools

    • ​I attended Pawling Schools. I'm in the Pawling High School Sports Hall of Fame and I've coached multiple sports there in the past few years
      • Pawling Middle School

      • Pawling High School

      • Pawling Elementary


Private School

Trinity Pawling School

  • Trinity Pawling School (Private)

    • Ask me about my nephew who is currently attending TP​

    • Trinity Pawling allows residents to use their track for running and jogging. It's easily accessible on Route 22


Private School

The Mizzentop Day School

  • Mizzentop Day School (Private)

    • My sister was a teacher at Mizzentop

    • Pre K - 8th Grade

    • Started approx. 20 years ago


In my opinion, this is the best restaurant in the Pawling area. It has been written up in the NY Times and I've celebrated many birthdays and special events at McKinney & Doyle. They also have a phenomenal bakery where you can eat in or take out fabulous cakes, pies, cookies, bagels, rolls, coffee and much more. They also serve old fashioned milk shakes. If you come to Pawling, make sure to stop here!

American w/live Music

Do you remember the singers Hall and Oates? This is a super venue for food and entertainment owned by singer Daryl Hall. People often travel from NYC to Pawling just to catch a show/dinner as this venue. I highly recommend it!

Many visitors stay late into the evening and book rooms in one of the Pawling Bed & Breakfast establishments. 

Tap House Tavern

Formerly The Pawling Tavern and located in the center of the village. Traditional tavern food & drink.​


More Restaurants

  • McGrath's Tavern

    • Convenient location at the intersectioin of Route 22 and East Main St. If you like happy hour, give it a try. Warm & cozy to have dinner by their stone fireplace.

  • O'Connor's Public House

    • Delicious Irish fare and spirits. One of my favorites is their fish 'n chips.

  • Gaudino Pizzeria

  • Karen's Diner

    • No Frill's Diner that's always packed with locals.

  • Three Guys from the Bronx

  • The Great Wall II

    • My wife's favorite, local Chinese Take-out.​

  • Village Pizza

  • Kai's Chinese Kitchen

  • Ming Guang

Deli's & Fast Food

  • The Family Quick Stop

    • The Village hub for just about everything. The owner, Henry, always greets you when you come in. He and the staff get to know their customers and remember what you like and make it fast! Morning breakfast sandwiches, lunch, coffee, newspapers, lotto & cold drinks are all available after you get gas for your car.

  • Vinny's Deli & Pasta

    • This deli has been featured on the food network. It has excellent quality and is packed at lunch-time. I love their Italian Combos

  • Tacos & Cones (Seasonal)

    • Small, seasonal take out food. Tacos & ice cream perfect to munch on. A few tables are located outside.​ Lines form on summer evenings.

  • Tony's Deli

  • Froggy's Deli

    • Uses VROOM delivery service in Pawling

  • Carol's Deli & Convenience


  • Lakeside Park

    • Pawling's largest park. Swim in the lake, play tennis or basketball on the multiple courts, bike, barbecue or hike the trails. Summer camp offered. I actually went to camp in this park when I was in elementary school.

  • Edward R. Murrow Park

    • Great trails to hike on. You'll often find me walking my black lab on the trails. On the back side of the park are little league baseball fields and a lighted softball field. The lights on the softball field were dedicated to my father, Donald Tanner.

  • Appalachian Trail

    • The Appalachian Trail runs from Georgia to Maine and happens to run right ​through Pawling. It's a great place to hike. You can see a pic of my black lab on the Pawling section of the Trail on the ABOUT ME section 

  • Pawling Nature Reserve

    • An ecology lovers dream. Lots of plants and animals and can be accessed easily. ​



  • Dutcher Golf Course (public)

    • The oldest public golf course in the United States. I've played it often. Click here to see a video about the course and its history - DutcherGolfCourseVideo​

    • Inexpensive & usually a good pace of play. Golf carts are available. 

  • Quaker Hill Country Club (private) 

    • My sister had a spectacular wedding at the Quaker Hill Country Club. Every time I've played the course, it has been in top flight condition 

    • In the top 25 Nine hole courses in America​


  • Pawling Free Library

    • A wonderful community resource. Join a book club, read and more...​

  • Akin Free Library

    • Located on historic quaker hill, this is quite an unusual library and worth the trip. The building's architecture alone is magnificent. When you have time, plan to visit!​


  • Pawling House Bed & Breakfast

    • In the early 2000's, two wonderful women came to me with interest in starting a bed & breakfast in Pawling. Our search ultimately culminated in a Village home that was in a alarming state of disrepair. After much hard work the result is the charming Pawling House Bed & Breakfast. Privacy and situated next to a babbling brook, it's a 5-10 minute walk to the center of the Village. Book a room by clicking here!

  • Station Inn Pawling

    • Located very close to the Pawling Train station​ and right in the center of the Village of Pawling.


...and many, many more!

Pawling Life Links: About
Golf Courses
Schools (Pawling Public & Private)
Restaurants in Pawling
Deli & Fast Food
Parks - Hiking - Nature
Lodging - Bed & Breakfasts
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