Beautiful, scenic and majestic: all words associated with the Pocono Mountains. Our region boasts awe-inspiring views over 2,400 square miles of grand landscape and outdoor 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
For a 360-degree panorama of the evening colors, head to Big Pocono State Park in Tannersville, PA. There are over 1,300 acres of rugged terrain to explore and hike, but visitors can also drive up to the summit of Camelback Mountain to take in the expansive views along scenic Rim Road.
Blue Ridge Winery
Blue Ridge Winery is an ideal destination for those who feel a sunset isn’t quite complete without a glass of wine in hand. Outside the tasting rooms, a wide porch and veranda look west over the sloping vineyard. With live music on weekends and plenty of cozy fire pits - and even tables and chairs scattered throughout the rows of growing grapes - this is a sunset out of a sommelier’s dreams.
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: watch more than one and find a place to stay close to the water’s edge, like East Shore Lodging, where the above photo was taken.
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!