Belmont Road, Sterling Road, South Turnpike Road, Easton Turnpike

Southern Terminus:
Pocono Boulevard (PA 611) and Pocono Summit Road (PA 940) in Mount Pocono
Northern Terminus:
Easton Turnpike (PA 296) and Gravity Hill Road (PA 296) in Lake Ariel
42.62 miles
Monroe, Wayne

PA 196 is a north/south route in the Poconos. It begins at the intersection of PA 611 and PA 940 in Mount Pocono and runs north, eventually crossing I-84 with no interchange. Just north of I-84, PA 196 merges with PA 191 to form Easton Turnpike. The two routes are multiplexed for a few miles and then split. PA 196 continues along Easton Turnpike north to Lake Ariel, where it ends at PA 296. The entire length is a two-lane undivided road through rural areas.

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