Stoudtburg Village is absolutely the most quaint and unusual small village. Apparently, others think so because on just the five times in the past two years that I have visited the village, each time there were photographers using the village as a setting for a prom, weddings and other photo shoots. The houses are adorable as are the winding narrow little pedestrian streets dotted with unusual shops and cute little court yard style gardens. The pedestrian walkways are cobblestones and an antique-looking fountain sits in the plaza. While there are only about 12 or 14 shops in the village, there are many other things in the area all within a mile of the village. There are lots and lots of antique shops on Route 272 very close to Stoudtburg Village, spediality markets, a micro brewery, and nice restaurants. The village has a bed and breakfast. I made special trips to attend the arts and craft festivals in 2012 and 2013 - over a hundred juried arts and crafters for two days and there is no charge for parking or an entrance fee. There is a Christmas holiday event each year that is wonderful. You feel as if you are in a quaint, old Bavarian village. Go to this event in the evening - the golden glow of the lights outside each house makes this a destination in itself just to feel the atmosphere and soak in the charm. I have been told that the village is still growing and when finished could end of being twice as large as it is now. There is so much to do in the general area that it is a place you should not missing visiting. I am looking forward to a return trip in December for the holiday events.
The only negative thing I experienced in the village is the candy shop. If you have a sweet tooth, then bring your own candy to munch on.. I bought a pound of assorted chocolates and other type candies. I purchased the box of chocolates as a gift for the person watching my pets while I was on a weekend get-a-way to Lancaster/Adamstown and surrounding areas. Glad I was tempted to sneak a piece of the chocolates before giving to my friend as a thank you gift. The candy was so stale that I threw the box of it away. Not only was that an upset, but the candy was a bit high in price and was a well known brand of candy. I wonder if the candy supplier knows the shop sells the candy when it is not fresh. I would really have been embarrassed had I given it to my friend as intended. And, the shopkeeper was not the friendliest person. She seemed like tending the shop was a chore. She was abrupt and not a plus for that shop. Do not know if she was the owner or an employee.
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