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Welcome to Pawling

Nestled in the foothills of the Berkshires, Pawling is a community of abundance. Country vistas, unique homes and a quaint Village welcome all. Town residents enjoy the oldest municipality owned golf course in America, a dozen tennis courts, two lakes, over 300 acres of parkland. The Great Swamp, Appalachian Trail and Nature Conservancy offer outdoor enthusiasts opportunities aplenty. In a community steeped in benevolence, dozens of volunteer organizations provide everything from tours of Washington's headquarters to a staffed Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center.

On November 29, 2022 the last weir boards at the Whaley Lake Dam were removed for the season. The lake level was at the bottom of the lowest weir board. Water release valve has been closed and the water will go over spillway naturally. 

Please note, that the Pawling Town Board is now accepting applications to be considered for appointment to the Zoning Board of Appeals.
All applicants must be at least 18 years old and a Pawling resident to apply. The Pawling Town Zoning Board of Appeals consists of five members and is supported by a full time Secretary. The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA), is an administrative/quasi-judiciary body that acts as a buffer between the property owner or aggrieved applicant, and the Town Zoning Code.
Please send all resumes, cover letters, and three (3) references to Joseph D. Cavaccini at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via mail to Town Hall, 160 Charles Colman Boulevard, Pawling NY, 12564.