Stroudsburg shines with a striking mix of historic allure and modern appeal. From shops to shows to seasonal festivals, its vibrant, walkable downtown has something for everyone.
Home to museums and galleries, murals and music venues, wineries and restaurants, Stroudsburg has activities, art and flavors to please every palate. The birthplace of the J.J. Newberry department stores, the borough retains its beautiful, quintessential 19th century market town architecture, now housing exciting new shops and businesses to discover.
About the Town
About the Town:
Historic yet hip, Stroudsburg, PA is often known as the "heart of the Poconos." Located right off of I-80, the county seat of Monroe County boasts year-round happenings, but it's also just minutes away from peaceful mountain retreats. Whether strolling down Main Street or venturing out into the zip code, come see what Stroudsburg has in store. Explore all the town's activities and adventure during your trip in the Poconos.
Stay close to the action or retreat to a tranquil hillside hideout. Stroudsburg’s wide array of accommodations includes downtown lodging, group-friendly hotels, historic inns and scenic mountain campgrounds.
Stroudsburg’s strollable sidewalks and scenic woodland parks and waterside walks are perfect for leisurely outings. The Levee Loop Trail provides gentle hiking and biking paths winding beside the Brodhead Creek, which is also a top spot for fishing in the warmer months.
Close at hand, Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center and the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area offer outdoor escapades with hiking and walking trails, bird watching, wildlife viewing and more. Learn more about outdoor adventure throughout the Pocono Mountains.
Interactive museums and galleries like Stroud Mansion, Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm and Pocono Arts Council offer fun workshops and special programs year-round. Take on a challenge with your family at Klues Escape Room or go shopping select Saturdays at the Monroe Farmers Market in this Pocono town.
Stroudsburg hosts many different family-friendly events and festivals downtown throughout the year. The Sherman Theater helps put on some of these events in addition to their concerts and shows. Celebrate shamrocks during the Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade, sunshine during StroudFest and snow during WinterFest. Popular annual festivities take over Main Street with vendors, food and more. Learn more about family fun throughout the Pocono Mountains.
Stroudsburg’s boutiques and galleries are filled with clothing, jewelry, shoes, sporting goods, home décor and more. Dunkelberger's Sports Outfitter and American Ribbon and Craft Factory are just two of the unique, specialty shops located downtown. Learn more about shopping throughout the Pocono Mountains.
Dining in Downtown Stroudsburg guarantees you'll discover delicious dishes. Restaurants range from pubs and bakeries to ethnic eateries serving up Thai, Italian, Irish, Mexican, Puerto Rican, Portuguese and French cuisine. The town is also known for its nightlife, where late-night bites and hand-crafted cocktails are served alongside music and entertainment.
When winter arrives, Stroudsburg feels like the set of a holiday movie. In fact, Stroudsburg was one of six towns throughout the country that Netflix chose to decorate in 2020 for their "Here for the Holidays" light display, which can be seen sparkling along Main Street each Christmas season. Festive decorations and twinkling lights adorn the trees, sidewalks and storefronts, while shops offer unique gifts and holiday treats. Winterfest in Downtown Stroudsburg is a huge event as is the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.
Get out in the frosty air with al fresco activities like sledding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing, and eagle watching. When the temperatures dip, regional outdoor ice skating rinks pop up at parks like Helen Amhurst Park - just don't forget your skates! Learn more about ski and snow activities throughout the Pocono Mountains.
Founded and named after Revolutionary War Colonel Jacob Stroud, Stroudsburg was officially incorporated in 1815. Jacob’s son Daniel helped to oversee the development of the town and community while living at the Stroud Mansion, now home to the Monroe County Historical Association.
FAQ & Parking
FAQ & Parking:
Public parking in Downtown Stroudsburg is available at metered spaces on-street as well as at metered spaces in municipal lots adjacent to and just a block or two off of Main Street, marked on the map below.
- Parking Lot #2 has 43 pay station metered spaces to park on the upper level of the parking garage on the corner of 6th Street and Ann Street.
- Parking Lot #3 has 35 pay station metered spaces to park, located between Main Street and Bank Alley at 719 Main Street next to Pocono Arts Council.
- Parking Lot #5 has 21 pay station metered spaces to park, located along the 700 block between Bank Alley and Ann Street.
- There are over 500 other metered parking spaces throughout town, with many on-street spaces available on Ann Street, Main Street, Sarah Street and Monroe Street.
Meters are in effect Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. There are 15-minute meters that cost $.25 and 3-hour and 10-hour time limit meters that cost $.50 per hour. Payment can be made at the on-street meter with quarters and dimes; at the two pay stations located in lots #2 and #3 with quarters, dimes or credit cards; or via the mPay2 mobile app. Check signs along the streets and in the lots to ensure you are complying with any parking regulations. For more information, visit the Stroudsburg Borough parking website.
The county seat of Monroe County, Stroudsburg is known for its appealing and walkable downtown, historic buildings, great community events and unique shops and restaurants. With plenty of small town charm to discover and a wealth of outdoor adventure just a stone's throw away, Stroudsburg is well worth a visit.
Located right along I-80, Stroudsburg is about 75 miles away from Manhattan. It takes roughly an hour and a half to drive from New York City to Stroudsburg, making it one of the closest points in the Poconos to the Big Apple.
Stroudsburg and East Stroudsburg are two distinct towns located side-by-side. Travel east along Stroudsburg's Main Street, and you'll find the road jogs north before crossing the Broadhead Creek: you're in East Stroudsburg! Head to Crystal Street to explore East Stroudsburg's downtown shops and restaurants like Trackside Station Grill & Bar.