Situated in the lovely Poconos Mountain region of Pennsylvania, East Stroudsburg might be just the perfect place to base your travels and adventures in this marvelous corner of the state. East Stroudsburg is located near the county seat of Monroe County, Stroudsburg, which means it offers many traveling amenities, including shopping, restaurants, galleries, and specialty stores, including antiques. Today, you can stroll down historic slate sidewalks in the Stroudsburg Main Street area, with mom-and-pop stores, historic buildings, and grand trees. The East Stroudsburg region also boasts a thriving arts and crafts community, and charming personality. Come explore this beautiful town and surrounding area. Book an RV in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, today.
Experience the Sites and Scenery
The Poconos region of northeastern Pennsylvania has been a tourist draw for decades, and with good reason. These lovely mountains are a wonderful setting for explorations of all types, and for all abilities. When traveling in your East Stroudsburg camper rental, you’ll find many places that you can easily visit, and most within a half-day drive or less.
Less than a 10-minute drive in your East Stroudsburg RV rental is the Worthington State Forest. Situated within the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area in New Jersey, this park includes more than 6,500 acres, stretching almost eight miles along the Kittatinny Ridge. There are campgrounds in and around the park, and abundant, well-maintained trails. Within the park, you can also visit the Lakota Wolf Preserve. There are beautiful views of the Delaware River and surrounding mountain ranges.
The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area offers even more amenities and outdoor opportunities. Encompassing forested mountains and grassy beaches, there are miles and miles of trails, including a section of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail. Visit the towering Dingmans Falls by trekking along the Dingmans Creek Trail. Visitors enjoy activities like rafting, rock climbing, fishing and hiking. A popular hike for fit walkers is up to the peak of Mount Tammany, which offers spectacular views of the entire Delaware Gap area, including the rivers. There are trails that are handicap accessible, as well as a visitor center, restrooms, and campgrounds. Check driving conditions before heading out in your East Stroudsburg motorhome rental.
Continue to explore the scenery by driving a little over an hour north to the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River area. Here you can canoe or kayak through quiet pools and fun rapids, as the Delaware River winds its way through a lovely valley amid rolling hills and riverfront villages. This is one of the finest fishing rivers in the area and is known for its clean water. The Delaware is one of the few major undammed rivers, supporting a healthy ecosystem, and many opportunities to enjoy the tranquility that only time outdoors provides. There are swimming holes, campsites in and around the park, and many places to walk, bike, horseback ride, and otherwise explore.
The charming countryside and quaint cities of the Delaware Gap area offer great fun for travelers of all ages and interests. If you’re interested in history, make sure to check out the Antoine Dutot Museum and Gallery in the nearby town of Delaware Water Gap. This art gallery and museum highlights local history, including a short film on the history and culture of the Delaware Water Gap. The museum is housed in a former brick schoolhouse, built in 1850, and features a restored classroom, preserved as it was last used. There is plenty of parking for your East Stroudsburg travel trailer rental.
Another treasure right in town is the Schisler Museum and McMunn Planetarium, at the campus of East Stroudsburg University. Featuring lovingly recreated habitat models that display more than 130 wildlife specimens from around the world, the Schisler Museum of Wildlife and Natural History is small but very impressive. There is a wide variety of displays, and even “touch” displays that kids really enjoy. While here you can also pay a visit to the McMunn Planetarium. There are several shows that you can attend that show off the beauty and science of the night skies.
Kids of all ages love the Delaware Water Gap Trolley. Not only will you have a great time riding on a historic street trolley, you’ll also learn about the history of the area, including early American Settlers, and the Native American tribes who first inhabited the region. Several trips are available and can include all-day tours of this stunning area. Most are accessible for individuals of all ages and abilities.
Where to Park It
One of the best things about touring the Poconos Mountains region when you rent an RV is the sheer amount of great places to park and camp. If you do a search for RV camping near East Stroudsburg, you’ll find at least a dozen private RV parks within a 20-mile radius. Most of these parks offer full amenities, including full hookups, swimming pools in season, laundry facilities, restrooms, and hot showers. There are also several public campgrounds in the same radius, and a bit farther out you can set up camp in the Upper Delaware River Scenic and Recreational River area, a part of the National Park System. Expand your search a little bit, and you can explore camping options in and around the Arrowhead Lake and Penn Lake Park areas, including private and public campgrounds. There is a Walmart Supercenter located in East Stroudsburg, on Lincoln Avenue. There may be overnight parking permitting, so check in with the front customer service desk first.
You’ll find a wide variety of eats in the East Stroudsburg area, from family fare to gourmet world-class dining experiences. Pub food is popular in this region, and you’ll find several craft breweries, hard cider, and winery stops, as well as comfort food that will please any palate. Fast food options are easily found, as well as fast casual. There are several fresh produce stands, and a wide variety of grocery stores in the area, from the largest chain stores to mom-and-pop general stores with fresh produce. In general, it’s relatively easy to find vegan/vegetarian options, as well as gluten-free offerings. The Monroe Farmers Market is open Saturday mornings, in nearby Stroudsburg. You’ll meet local farmers at this year-round market, which is an outdoor market in the spring, summer and fall, before moving indoors in the winter.
Explore all that the fabulous Poconos Mountains areas has to offer, and book an RV rental in East Stroudsburg, today.