Beautiful, scenic and majestic: all words associated with the Pocono Mountains. Our region boasts awe-inspiring views across 2,400 square miles of grand landscapes, outdoors and adventure, and a clear evening sky becomes the perfect canvas for the setting sun to show off its artistic skills. With an abundance of waterways and peaks, there are plenty of different locations to catch a breathtaking sunset.
With your help, we've gathered snapshots of six of the most stunning sunset spots in the area. Don't forget to follow @PoconoTourism on Instagram and social media for even more sunset photos, and share your own with the hashtag #PoconoMtns. We also need your help to keep our natural splendor pristine: do your part to Pick Up the Poconos and leave no trace when you visit.
Big Pocono State Park
Eagles' Landing on the Delaware
For a truly technicolor close to the day, how about a sunset and a rainbow? Eagles' Landing on the Delaware captured just that earlier this year! This cottage rental near Matamoras, PA is located on the shores of the Delaware River, so you can roast some s'mores over your own fireside while you watch the colors reflected in the water.
Sunsets on Lake Wallenpaupack have twice the drama, as the sky’s colors are reflected in the lake’s 5,700 rippling acres. Why not book a boat rental with local outfitters to enjoy a summer evening on the water? Every Wallenpaupack sunset is different: find a place to stay close to the water’s edge like East Shore Lodging or Silver Birches Resort to enjoy the show every night of your trip.
Golden hour is an ideal time to stroll through the idyllic small towns of the Pocono Mountains, like charming Milford in Pike County. Savor the colors in the sky as you enjoy a meal out on the porch at hot spots like Bar Louis at the Hotel Fauchere and Tom Quick Inn Restaurant, then head inside the Milford Theater & Performing Arts Center, pictured above, to catch a show.
Otter Lake Camp Resort
Why watch the sunset from the shore when you could paddle right out into it? Plan a classic camping trip at Otter Lake Camp Resort near Stroudsburg to spend the long summer evenings fishing and kayaking to your heart's content.
Pocono Mountain sunsets are spectacular in all four seasons, but they’re especially magical coming after summer’s extra hours of lingering daylight. From sunrise to sunset, see what the longest day of the year looked like all over the Poconos in our summer solstice time lapse video below.
There are even more beautiful views as well as tasty dishes to discover at our region’s restaurants, plus plenty of take out options to provide a sunset picnic. Take advantage of special offers and plan a stay at welcoming local accommodations to give yourself time to enjoy a whole weekend or even week of sunsets. Scroll down to see even more beautiful evening skies from all over the region!