A journey to the Poconos offers an array of Instagram-worthy spots that will take your feed to the next level. From cascading waterfalls and scenic overlooks to quaint villages with charming streets, there’s no shortage of stunning locations to capture that perfect shot. No matter whether you’re an avid photographer or just looking for some vacation snapshots that will make all of your friends jealous, come along with us as we explore the top photo-worthy destinations in the Poconos.

The first stop that will offer a multitude of options is the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.  With more than 70,000 acres to explore and 40 miles of the Delaware River running through it, this one is a favorite….and for good reason.  Within its confines you’ll find a ton of great shots, from waterfalls to mountaintops.  Dingmans Falls (the second-highest in PA) is one of the area’s most-photographed locations, and lies along the Dingmans Creek Trail.  This is a great hike to take, as it also puts you in prime location to snap some pics of Silverthread Falls, as well.  Catch this trail in its full autumn color and you’ll be amazed!  Raymondskill Falls is another great place for photos, and is on a fairly easy .5 mile loop trail.  

Also inside the Delaware Water Gap area, you’ll find some amazing mountaintops to grab some pics from.  Mount Minsi is a 4.8 mile loop trail that is considered a moderate hike.  You’ll have awesome views of the Delaware River, Mount Tammany, and the surrounding Appalachian Mountains. Speaking of Mount Tammany, that’s another one that you won’t want to miss.  This 3.6 mile loop trail is considered hard, so plan accordingly.  But the steep trek will reward you with sweeping views of the Delaware Water Gap.  

Hawk Falls is another Pocono favorite on the list of waterfalls.  Located in Hickory Run State Park, this 1.8 mile out-and-back trail is considered easy.  And you’ll get some great shots of this 25-foot tall waterfall near the confluence of Hawk and Mud Run.

Probably one of the most photographed spots in the Poconos is Bushkill Falls, known as “The Niagara of Pennsylvania”.  This unique series of eight waterfalls, the tallest of which is over 100 feet,  is accessible through a network of hiking trails and bridges which offer fabulous views of the falls and the surrounding forest.

Another famous mountaintop vista is located at Big Pocono State Park.  Camelback  Mountain is one of the highest points in the Poconos, and offers views of three states!  

The Poconos offer more than just mountains and waterfalls, however.  The region is dotted with quaint and charming small towns that offer a ton of great Instagram backdrops.  Probably one of the most famous is Jim Thorpe, PA.  Nestled in the hills, you’ll find an almost endless list of opportunities here for great photos.  And if you’re looking to grab a bite to eat or have a few drinks while you take in the stunning view, there’s no better choice than Roadies Restaurant and Bar.  Situated at the top of Penn’s Peak, this legendary eatery offers 50-mile views off of its deck.  And with live music and a great menu, you’re sure to enjoy an afternoon spent here!

So grab your friends, charge up the phone battery, and set out to create some unforgettable images on your trip to the Poconos.  And don’t forget, Pocono Mountain Rentals has you covered, as we have some of the most luxurious and spacious accommodations in the entire region that are perfect for your group.