From picture-perfect small towns to awe-inspiring natural surroundings, the Pocono Mountains region of Pennsylvania is chock full of places to take pictures outdoors. Whether you're hoping to capture vacation memories to share with family or looking for stunning photoshoot locations for a special occasion or event, keep reading for the ultimate photo guide to the Poconos!
No matter your skill level or what equipment you're using, you’ll find fantastic places to take pictures all around the four counties of the Pocono Mountains, including downtown areas filled with historic buildings, idyllic places to stay, incredible outdoor beauty and restaurants serving up dishes that are almost too beautiful to eat.
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Old World Vibes in Jim Thorpe
You don't have to travel all the way to Europe to take photos against cobblestone streets and beautiful brick Victorian houses. A stroll through historic and photogenic Jim Thorpe leads to one photo op after the next. Book a stay at one of the historic accommodations in town, like The Dolon House below, for even more timeless picture spots.
Waterfalls are must-visit and must-capture sights in the Poconos. Shohola Falls is located right off of Route 6 and can be reached by a short but steep climb down the stone steps near the parking lot. Use slow-mo video mode or a slow shutter speed on your camera for a dramatic shot.
When you're out paddling on our 170 river miles, you want to stay focused and practice good water safety; but once you're back on shore, the foliage, hills and water are an ideal frame for an Instagram shot. Explore the Delaware River with Lander's River Trips, then snap a photo with your colorful kayak and oar before you pack up.
Tranquil Mountaintop Vistas
Hiking to the summit of one of our mountains is an experience you won't forget - and one you'll want to photograph! Many of the region's trails lead to incredible panoramic views, such as the Cliff Trail, pictured below, which winds along Raymondskill Ridge overlooking the Delaware River.
Gorgeous Glacial Geology
The Legendary Heart-Shaped Tub
The iconic heart-shaped tubs at Cove Pocono Resorts became famous long before the advent of Instagram, but they still make for eye-popping, scroll-stopping photos. Plan a visit with your sweetheart to one of three different couples-only, all-inclusive properties to experience the love!
Drinks to Earn that Double Tap
Choose from two distinct atmospheres at Jive Bar & Lounge in Milford: the sleek main lounge bar or the nostalgic garage bar around back. No matter where you sit, you'll be served up delicious and beautiful cocktails, drinks and food.
For even more tips, watch the Pocono Television Network video segment below to look through the lens of local photographers and learn about some of their favorite locations in the area: