Summer Road Trip: Stroudsburg, PA

A very dear friend currently lives in Stroudsburg, PA and so we went on a road trip to this charming town in the heart of the Pocono Mountains. Approximately 100 miles north of Philadelphia, we drove close to two hours to reach our destination. The Sunday morning drive was relaxing, made even more so by the lush green landscape especially as we approached the Delaware Water Gap.

Stroudsburg offers a good mix of history, culture, local cuisine, and outdoor activities. But for this particular trip, we had just enough time to stroll along Main Street in downtown Stroudsburg. The only traditional downtown in the area, it is home to cafes, restaurants, art galleries, clothing stores, antique stores, specialty shops, hotels, and street art.

At the Pocono Soap store, I tried some wonderful scents and went home with the Beach Body + Room Spray, Rose Dusk Whipped Hand Butter, Rosemary Peppermint Whipped Foot Butter, and Lavender Eucalyptus Body Oil.

Before driving back to Philadelphia, we stopped at the Village Farmer and Bakery for delicious apple pie and fruit jams.

Here are some of the best things to do in Stroudsburg:

  • Learn local history at the Stroud Mansion
  • Antique shopping at the Olde Engine Works
  • Try fine ciders at Banter’s Hard Cider
  • Pick up fresh produce at Monroe Farmers Market
  • Taste the fine wines at Rowan Asher Winery
  • Visit the Kettle Creek Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Check out a show at The Sherman Theater
  • Admire some art at Gamut Art Gallery
  • Forest bathe at the Glen Run Nature Preserve
  • Learn about the agriculture, livestock management, customs of a 19th century Pennsylvania family farm at the Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm
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