Nestled in the Pocono Mountains, Brodheadsville, Pennsylvania is a historic town between Sciota and Lehighton. By the mid-19th century, it was home to five grist mills and 19 sawmills, with a Lutheran and German Reformed church serving its European settlers.
Surrounded by nature reserves and fishing lakes, it’s an ideal place to rent an RV while discovering the sights and attractions of Monroe County. There’s a good selection of campsites right on its doorstep and the historic towns of Stroudsburg, Allentown, and Quakertown are just a short drive away.
The Great Outdoors
Book an RV rental in Brodheadsville and drive north to the Hickory Run State Park, which sprawls across almost 16,000 acres in the Pocono Mountains. It’s home to white-tailed deer, black bears, and squirrels that can be spotted on the park’s 44 miles of hiking trails. If you’re visiting during the summer months, you can take a dip in the Sand Spring Lake or see the park’s stunning rhododendrons in bloom along the Shades of Death Trail. In the winter months, the park is a hub for cross-country skiing and ice skating once the lake freezes over.
A short drive east from Brodheadsville takes you to the Worthington State Forest, which forms part of the extensive Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. There are around 20 miles of hiking trails to explore (including seven miles of the famous Appalachian Trail), as well canoeing and kayaking on the Delaware River. If you’re after a challenging hike, follow the steep and rocky Appalachian Trail to the Sunfish Pond Natural Area whose glacial lake is surrounded by a chestnut oak forest.
Or, make the short drive west to the Beltzville State Park that encompasses the Beltzville Dam on Pohopoco Creek. There are around 15 miles of hiking trails to explore, some of which take in the industrial history of the park as you pass an old gristmill and an abandoned slate quarry. If you’ve got a keen angler in the family, the Pohopoco Creek is regularly stocked with trout, while striped bass, and largemouth bass, and walleye can also be caught.
Pick up your motorhome rental in Brodheadsville and pull into one of the RV sites at the Don Laine Campground, which is home to a recreational hall, game room, and children’s playground. Aside from the campground’s 100 RV sites, there’s a swimming pool and also an on-site laundry facility where you can catch up on your washing.
Another nearby option is the StonyBrook RV Resort on the outskirts of Lehighton, with the park capable of accommodating big rigs. There’s complimentary Wi-Fi throughout this family-friendly RV destination, as well as cable TV, picnic tables, and fire rings.
If you’re looking for a pet-friendly RV destination near Brodheadsville, consider booking a site at the Silver Valley Campsite that lies just to the north of the town. There’s a range of 20, 30, and 50 amp sites available, as well as two swimming pools and complimentary Wi-Fi, not to mention two large recreational halls and a game room.
Exploring the City
Park your RV rental near Brodheadsville and enjoy a stroll to admire the old barns and the Zion Church, as well as the Altemose Hardware Store that is situated in the oldest part of the village. Just to the north lies the Chestnuthill Township Park, which features basketball courts and an all-purpose field where you can get active. If you’re traveling with kids, there’s also a children’s playground, as well as a paved trail that's ideal for cycling or skating.
If you want to learn more about the region’s history, make the short drive into Stroudsburg to visit the late-18th century Stroud Mansion where the Monroe County Historical Association has its base. Join a guided tour to admire its Georgian-style architecture and historical exhibits, then visit the one-room Bell School and the restored 1882 Driebe Freight Station of the New York, Susquehanna and Western Railroad.
Alternatively, make the short drive south to Allentown to see its replica of the Liberty Bell inside the historic Zion’s Reformed United Church of Christ or visit the Museum of Indian Culture. Browse the ancient tools, pottery, and artifacts that are on display, then head to the Allentown Art Museum to discover the artistic legacy of the region. If time allows, you can continue south to Quakertown to stroll through its historic district and see the historic hall where the Liberty Bell was hidden on its way to Allentown. Then admire the Quakertown Passenger and Freight Station that was designed by Wilson Bros. & Company in 1889.
Brodheadsville is home to a supermarket where you can pick up supplies, and there are also a few fast food eateries if you want to dine out. There’s a gas station too if you need to fill up your camper rental in Brodheadsville, or you can make the 25-minute drive into Stroudsburg where there’s a more extensive choice of services.
Whether you’re visiting Monroe County for its historic towns or recreational parks, book an RV in Brodheadsville and get started on your next adventure.