Forming part of Pocono Township, Tannersville, Pennsylvania is a vibrant commercial hub that developed on the historic Lackawanna Trail. It was founded around 1750 by John Larner and originally known as Pocono Point, with its ancient Native American trails gradually widened for stagecoach use before becoming the highways of today.
Tannersville is home to the Camelback Water Beach & Ski Area and The Crossings Premium Outlets, making it a popular destination for families to rent an RV while exploring Monroe County. It’s also within easy access of the heritage-listed buildings of the Pocono Manor Historic District and the county history museum in Stroudsburg.
The Great Outdoors
Just to the west of Tannersville sprawls the Big Pocono State Park, which encompasses 1,300 acres across the slopes and summit of Camelback Mountain. There are around seven miles of interconnecting trails that you can explore on foot, as well as a scenic driving route to the summit. Soak up the sweeping views across Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York, or visit during the winter months when the park transforms into the largest skiing and snowboarding facility in the Pocono Mountains at the Camelback Ski Area.
You can pick up your RV rental in Tannersville and drive east to the Tannersville Cranberry Bog Preserve, which is the southernmost boreal bog east of the Mississippi River. It’s now listed as a National Natural Landmark, with a floating boardwalk that allows visitors to discover the bog’s unique plant species. It’s also popular with birdwatchers as home to myriad species, including brown creepers, Nashville warblers, and barred owls, not to mention coyotes, bog turtles, and endangered bog copper butterflies.
If you’re more into water sports, head north to the Tobyhanna State Park, which extends across 5,400 acres around the Tobyhanna Lake and Tobyhanna Creek. Rent a canoe or rowboat to explore the waters at your leisure or follow the five-mile-long hiking trail that circles the lake. You can also trek into neighboring Gouldsboro State Park along the red-blazed trail or visit during the winter months when ice skating, snowmobiling, and ice fishing attract visitors to the park.
Pick up your RV rental near Tannersville and pull into one of the picturesque RV sites at the Scotrun RV Resort, which lies just to the north of the city. It’s set around a beautiful fishing lake and hosts a range of recreational facilities, including a swimming pool, mini-golf course, and basketball court.
Or, make the 20-minute drive east to the Mountain Vista Campground, which offers a range of basic, full hookup, and pull-through RV sites. There’s a sprawling recreational area, outdoor gym, and spacious dog run where your four-legged friends can run free, as well as a laundromat and an on-site store where you can pick up supplies.
Another nearby option is the Silver Valley Campsite, which lies on the outskirts of Brodheadsville. You can book one of their 20, 30 or 50 amp RV sites, then take advantage of the two swimming pools, a game room, and complimentary Wi-Fi during your stay.
Exploring the City
Book a motorhome rental in Tannersville and spend a day at the massive waterpark in town; it's the largest water park in Pennsylvania. Cool off with the waterslides, pools, and water-themed rides that are designed for all ages, then head to the adjacent adventure park. It’s home to a challenging choice of zip lines and an adventure course, as well as an adrenaline-pumping roller coaster.
If you’re in need of some retail therapy, head to The Crossings Premium Outlets, which is situated in the north of Tannersville. You can pick up heavily discounted items, and there are a handful of eateries scattered throughout the mall where you can grab a bite to eat.
History buffs should spend a day exploring the historic buildings of Stroudsburg, which is home to the Monroe County Historical Association at the 18th-century Stroud Mansion. Join a guided tour through the period-furnished rooms of this Georgian landmark, then visit the restored 1882 Driebe Freight Station of the New York, Susquehanna and Western Railroad. Alternatively, visit the Pocono Manor Historic District that was originally developed by Quakers, with many of its cottages reflecting architectural styles that were popular during the early 20th century.
Tannersville is home to numerous supermarkets where you can pick up grocery supplies, and there are also fast food eateries and casual restaurants for dining out. There are gas stations if you need to fill up your camper rental in Tannersville, too.
Whether you’re visiting Monroe County for its water-themed parks or wildlife reserves, book an RV in Tannersville and start exploring!