The town of Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania in the Poconos boasts a striking mix of modern appeal and small town charm. With a vibrant downtown area home to dining options, music venues, galleries, and museums, there’s a little bit of something for everyone right in town, including a theater bringing in national acts and an antique market. Venturing a little further out from downtown Stroudsburg, the area is home to several unique things to do, such as a visit to the Mountain View Vineyard or the Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm.
1.Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm
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The Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm is nestled within the picturesque Pocono Mountain in northeastern Pennsylvania. The farm is open to visitors for tours starting the third Saturday of June until Labor Day. Tours are offered between 10:0am and 5:00pm Tuesday to Saturday and from noon until 5:00pm on Sundays. It’s also open on some Saturdays during the spring and the fall, during which “family” members dress in period clothes to re-enact what life was like for the Pennsylvania German family that originally lived on the grounds of the Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm from the 1760’s until 1913.
347 Quiet Valley Rd, Stroudsburg, PA 18360, Phone: 570-992-6161
2.Mountain View Vineyard
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The Mountain View Vineyard is an ideal destination in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania to spend an afternoon simply relaxing with a refreshing drink. What makes Mountain View Vineyard unique in the area is that it also offers distilled spirits and beer in addition to its wine, all made in the Poconos. The tasting room at Mountain View is open for tastings Sunday to Friday from 11:00am until 6:00pm and on Saturdays from 11:00am until 9:00pm. Guests can also enjoy live entertainment on Saturdays, as well as tours of the brewery and the winery at 2:00pm.
2332 Walters Rd, Stroudsburg, PA 18360, Phone: 570-619-0053
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The Sherman Theater is a leading arts organization, concert provider, and music venue in the northeastern region of Pennsylvania. Originally constructed back during the 1920’s, the Stroudsburg theater has since been renovated and is now equipped to host many of the biggest shows of today. With a capacity to hold up to 1,800 people standing or up to 1,200 people seated, the Sherman Theater is able house a wide array of entertainment events and has brought numerous high-profile concert events to the community, including many national acts, such as Theory of a Dedman, Halestorm, Train, and many others.
524 Main St, Stroudsburg, PA 18360, Phone: 570-420-2808
4.The Olde Engine Works
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The Olde Engine Works is home to almost one hundred unique vendors, offering one of the best selections of furniture, collectibles, antiques, and other treasures anywhere within Pennsylvania’s Poconos region. Open seven days a week from 10:00am until 5:00pm, the antique market encompasses approximately twenty-two thousand square feet of a carefully restored historic building along the quaint Main Street of Stroudsburg. Antique lovers can spend hours exploring everything The Olde Engine Works has to offer, thanks to its convenient location, wide vendor variety, and great antique selection, with inventory at the antique market updated every day.
62 N 3rd St, Stroudsburg, PA 18360, Phone: 570-421-4340
5.Banter's Hard Cider
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Banter's Hard Cider aims to be at the forefront of the hard cider renaissance in the United States and strives to achieve this by providing an array of innovative hard ciders made with only the best ingredients, as well as an unfailing commitment to high quality. Banter’s Hard Cider offers a constant variety of flavors, featuring a menu of uncommon and novel ciders that is able to fascinate possibly even the most discerning of guests. Guests can stop by the cidery’s tap room every day of the week except for Tuesdays, with hours varying for each day.
35 N 7th St, Stroudsburg PA 18360, Phone: 570-399-1080
6.Pocono Heritage Land Trust
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The Pocono Heritage Land Trust was established in 1984 as a non-profit organization committed to the protection of the Poconos Mountains region’s natural heritage by not only conserving the land, but also providing inspiration for people to explore, enjoy, and care for their natural world. The Pocono Heritage Land Trust features several nature preserves for visitors to explore, such as the Glen Run Nature Preserve and the Fieldstone Farm Preserve. Glen Run provides four miles of trails for mountain biking and hiking, as well as opportunities for catch-and-release fishing with artificial lures. Fieldstone Farm is home to freshwater ponds, wetlands, and hillside springs.
1539 Cherry Lane Rd, Stroudsburg, PA 18301, Phone: 570-424-1514
7.Monroe County Historical Association
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The Monroe County Historical Association was established by Dr. Mary Erdman, in addition to other leading Monroe County citizens, back in 1921. The historical society manages a research library and museum, which are housed inside of the historic 1795 Stroud Mansion. The mansion was built by Jacob Stroud, whose family continued to live there for many years. The Stroud Mansion, and its Monroe County Historical Association Museum is open to the public today, by guided tour only, Tuesday to Friday and select Saturdays from 10:00am until 4:00pm. Tours are available at 11:00am and at 2:00pm.
900 Main St, Stroudsburg, PA 18360, Phone: 570-421-7703
8.Sarah Street Bar and Grill
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Sarah Street Bar and Grill is situated in the middle of the scenic Pocono Mountains, right in downtown Stroudsburg. The local eatery invites guests to dine on delicious food either in one of the indoor dining rooms or outdoors on the spacious deck. In addition to the great food, Sarah Street Bar and Grill also offers cocktails and quality original music every day, as well as a game room with darts and pool tables. The food menu here includes an extensive selection of entrees, pub fare, and even sushi. Happy Hour takes place daily from 4:30pm until 6:30pm.
550 Quaker Alley, Stroudsburg, PA 18360, Phone: 570-424-9120
9.Garlic Prime Steak and Seafood
The Garlic Restaurant and Bar in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania is located in the heart of the town’s downtown district and provides the only one-hundred-percent gluten-free modern evening dining experience in the Poconos Mountains. The restaurant boasts using only the highest quality and freshest ingredients available and some of the best in service anywhere in the area. The Garlic Restaurant also offers a happy hour with a lively atmosphere, beautiful patio dining, and a full-service bar. The innovative menu features new twists on American fare classics like steaks, flatbreads, and burgers, as well as signature dishes and fresh seafood.
907 Main St, Stroudsburg, PA 18360, Phone: 570-476-6555
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A place that strives for excellence, the Arlington Diner in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania has a main priority and mission to please customers, providing homemade food, superior service, and a clean atmosphere for a great dining experience. The Arlington Diner uses quality and fresh ingredients and a cooking method that lets the freshness shine. All of the dishes served are made from scratch, from the savory Pot Roast to the locally famous homefries to the hand-breaded chicken. The Arlington Diner is open Monday to Thursday 6:00am until 10:00pm, Fridays and Saturdays 6:00am until 11:00pm, and Sundays 7:00am until 10:00pm.
834 North 9th St, Stroudsburg, PA 18360, Phone: 570-421-2329
10 Best Things to Do in Stroudsburg, PA
- Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, Photo: Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm
- Mountain View Vineyard, Photo: Mountain View Vineyard
- Sherman Theater, Photo: Anton Gvozdikov/stock.adobe.com
- The Olde Engine Works, Photo: The Olde Engine Works
- Banter's Hard Cider, Photo: Banter's Hard Cider
- Pocono Heritage Land Trust, Photo: Pocono Heritage Land Trust
- Monroe County Historical Association, Photo: Monroe County Historical Association
- Sarah Street Bar and Grill, Photo: Sarah Street Bar and Grill
- Garlic Prime Steak and Seafood, Photo: Irina/stock.adobe.com
- Arlington Diner, Photo: Arlington Diner
- Cover Photo: Monroe County Historical Association