From picture-perfect small towns to awe-inspiring natural surroundings, the Pocono Mountains region of Pennsylvania is chock full of Instagrammable places. Whether you're hoping to capture vacation memories to share with family or looking for a stunning shot that will win the algorithm, keep reading for the ultimate Instagram guide to the Poconos!
No matter your skill level or what equipment you're using, you'll find fantastic places to take Poconos photos all around our four counties, 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
- Scenic Stroudsburg Storefronts
- Honesdale's Charming Shops
- Brunch Goals in Milford
- Dramatic Waterfalls
- Tranquil Mountaintop Vistas
- Lakeside Sunrise
- Riverside Splendor
- Lake Wallenpaupack Porch Perfection
- Farmhouse Sunset
- The Legendary Heart-Shaped Tub
- Instagram-Worthy B&B
- Lunch with a View
- Local Food Art
- Photogenic Dishes
- Drinks to Earn that Double Tap
3. Honesdale's Charming Shops
Nestled in pastoral, rolling hills, Honesdale's row of rainbow-colored storefronts radiates charm. Why not take some of the Instagram aesthetic back with you? Shops like Gather are full of one-of-a-kind treasures to up your design game at home.
5. Dramatic Waterfalls
Waterfalls are must-visit and must-capture sights in the Poconos. Hawk Falls in Hickory State Park is reached by a short and somewhat challenging trail that's well worth the effort, but you'll discover waterfalls dotted along trails of varying difficulty all over our area. Use slow-mo video mode or a slow shutter speed on your camera for a dramatic shot.
6. Tranquil Mountaintop Vistas
Witnessing a Poconos sunrise or sunset from 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 Tanks Hollow Overlook pictured above, located near Lehigh Gorge State Park.
7. Lakeside Sunrise
From the summit to the shore, 150 lakes in the Poconos offer plentiful opportunities to snap the sun rising or setting over the water. Guests staying on the 325 acres at Mountain Springs Lake Resort in Reeders, PA, where the above photo was taken, can hop out of bed and stroll outside to watch first light appear over the lake.
8. Riverside Splendor
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.
9. Lake Wallenpaupack Porch Perfection
With a porch like this, who wouldn't be taking photos? Silver Birches Resort, located on the shores of Lake Wallenpaupack, offers a lake escape for everyone, with waterview accommodations including suites, cottages, family units, rooms and new vacation homes.
10. Farmhouse Sunset
A rustic, romantic retreat, the Inn at Tyler Hill features country-chic guest rooms and exceptional service, as well as stunning surroundings and sunsets that linger in the sky. Snap a quick picture, then put your phone away and just soak in the evening colors.
11. The Legendary Heart-Shaped Tub
The legendary heart-shaped tubs at Cove Haven 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 couples-only, all-inclusive properties to experience the love!
12. Instagram-Worthy B&B
Set against a tranquil, wooded landscape that's only a 15-minute drive away from downtown Stroudsburg, The Corner at St. Luke's Bed and Breakfast is full of sights to catch a photographer's eye, from the beautifully-restored church to the cottages to the pond, streams and hiking trails located throughout the 43-acre property.
16. Drinks to Earn that Double Tap
Housed in a restored historic firehouse in Jim Thorpe, the Marion Hose Bar has outdoor brick courtyard seating as well as seating indoors at the atmospheric bar. The menu is full of casual fare and drinks so unique you'll want to take a quick snap before your first sip.
For even more tips, watch the video below to look through the lens of local photographers and learn about some of their favorite locations in the area: