You shared your photos, videos, and memories of the Pocono Mountains on social media this year using #PoconoMtns, and we loved them so much, we're showing them off! Take a stroll back through the past year with these stunning Instagram shots.

2023 has been a year for the record books in the Poconos. From incredible expansions at popular resorts like Great Wolf Lodge to outstanding events like the summer’s NASCAR Race Weekend at Pocono Raceway, take a look back at some of the highlights with Pocono Television Network.

Through all four seasons, there are so many incredible things to do, see, and experience in the Poconos. Browse the beautiful Pocono photos below and start planning your 2024 trip to discover all the area has to offer.

Slopeside Sunsets


Pocono sunsets are beautiful at any time of year, but there's something particularly magical about the fiery evening skies over the icy winter landscape. Lots of snowy memories are made every year at our six fantastic ski areas, including Blue Mountain Resort pictured above. Suit up for a day flying over the snow; if you've never tried skiing or snowboarding before, now is the perfect time to learn.


Winter Hiking


Both humans and pets enjoyed the fresh air in the Poconos this year! As Bear the Cat can tell you, you don't have to wait for the warm weather to get outside and enjoy the inspiring panoramic views in the Poconos. Get bundled up, bring along your four-legged friend, and enjoy a winter trek along our many hiking trails.


All Aboard for Family Fun


In 2023, many families stepped back into the rich history of the region through historical attractions and activities like classic train tours. Running along the Lackawaxen River between Honesdale and Hawley, The Stourbridge Line offers unique excursions throughout the year.


Spring Blooms


The first daffodils added a splash of sunshine to the spring grounds at magnificent Grey Towers National Historic Landmark in Milford. Once the home of first Chief of the US Forest Service Gifford Pinchot, Grey Towers is the perfect place to visit to learn about the American Conservation Movement. His environmental legacy continues with litter clean-ups and efforts to beautify the area like biannual Pick Up the Poconos events.


Race Weekend

Were you in the sold-out Pocono Raceway stands at this summer's 2023 NASCAR Race Weekend? This year's event drew record-breaking crowds to "The Tricky Triangle" and was named “Event of the Year” by the Pennsylvania Restaurant and Lodging Association. Save the date for 2024 NASCAR Race Weekend at Pocono Raceway happening July 12-14, 2024! Another great way to feel the thrill of the track firsthand is to book a stock car racing experience.

Conquering the Rapids


Every year, guests brave the rapids of the Lehigh River during memorable whitewater rafting and dam release excursions with outfitters like Adventure Center at Whitewater Challengers. Master the trifecta of outdoor adventures at Lehigh Gorge State Park during a seasonal Big Day Out with Pocono Whitewater, which includes rafting, biking, and hiking.


Making New Friends


From the thrill of the river to the peaceful tranquility of the forests and meadows: horseback riding in the Poconos is another great way to immerse yourself in the beauty of nature. Whether you're new or experienced, riding solo or with a group, make a new four-legged friend and enjoy a canter at farms and stables like Mountain Creek Riding Stable.


Popping the Question


Congratulations to the many Pocono couples who put a ring on it this year! From the charming backdrop of picturesque small towns like Jim Thorpe to custom luxury picnic displays set against panoramic mountain vistas, our region is ideal for engagements, weddings and romantic getaways.


Stunning Fall Foliage


You won't be-leaf the foliage you'll find in the Poconos! Every fall, our region comes alive in a blaze of brilliant autumn color. Find a cozy bed and breakfast or cabin rental and start planning your 2024 fall escape, complete with harvest festivals and scenic road trips.


Following the Winding Road


Longing to feel the wind in your hair? Pocono Slingshot Rentals offer a sleek and unique way to explore the Pocono Mountains. Our region is the perfect place to try something new during a sightseeing tour, whether it's on the ground or up in the sky in a helicopter, plane, or parachute.


Look who else visited the Poconos this year: celebrities like Food Network's Chef Robert Irvine, HGTV's Nate Berkus, and Shark Tank's Daymond John. Pocono Television Network has the scoop on what brought these stars to the area in 2023!

For your daily photo dose from the Pocono Mountains, be sure to follow @PoconoTourism on Instagram. Plan your 2024 adventure: find beautiful places to stay and things to do throughout all four seasons.

Remember to tag your Pocono photos with #PoconoMtns. Here’s to another year of making Pocono memories!

Scenic Pocono Mountains Photos

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