- Life in Monroe County
Northeastern Pennsylvania (NEPA) offers ample opportunity to enjoy nature, sports, culture and other activities.
Monroe County is home to nearly 170,000 people in Eastern Pennsylvania. Nestled in The Pocono Mountains of Monroe County, East Stroudsburg, Pa. is home to Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Pocono, which sits adjacent to East Stroudsburg University along Interstate 80.
Monroe County is home to Northeastern Pennsylvania’s largest employer, the Tobyhanna Army Depot. The depot is a logistics center for the United State Department of Defense and employs more than 5,000 people.
The U.S. headquarters for Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi, a global pharmaceutical company focused on human health, is located in Monroe County.
Colleges and universities
Northampton Community College (Monroe Campus)
Northeastern Pennsylvania (NEPA) is within comfortable driving distance to professional sports, world-class museums and performances, and other cultural opportunities in New York (approximately 2 hours away), Philadelphia (a 90-minute drive) and other major cities.
Residents enjoy year-round activities in the Pocono Mountains including professional NASCAR racing, indoor family water parks, resorts, wineries, breweries and spas. The Pocono Mountain region is home to many festivals throughout the year.
Mount Airy Casino resort features a mix of more than 1,800 of the latest slot machines and table games and hosts headline entertainment year-round. The Crossings Premium Outlets® is nestled in the heart of the Pocono Mountains region and features 100 brand name and designer outdoor outlet stores.
Attractions and Recreation
Explore the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area for canoeing, kayaking and hiking. The area includes nearly 70,000 acres of mountains, valleys and floodplains and contains several state parks. In the western foothills of the Pocono Mountains, you can find Hickory Run State Park, with over 40 miles of hiking trails for you to explore. Visit Jim Thorpe, voted one of the Most Beautiful Small Towns in America.
Rain or shine, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy water parks in the Poconos. There are four resorts in Monroe County with indoor water parks: Great Wolf Lodge, Aquatopia at Camelback Resort, Split Rock Resort and Golf Club and Kalahari Resort.
During the winter months, the Pocono Mountains boasts ski slopes and trails for any level of expertise at Blue Mountain Ski Resort, Camelback Mountains Resort, Jack Frost Big Boulder, Shawnee Mountain and Ski Big Bear.