A trip to the Poconos is truly like stepping into another, more majestic universe. From stunning mountain ranges to expansive lakes, our area is full of natural beauty. Visitors travel to the area from near and far for Poconos sightseeing! Aside from the awe-inspiring views, there are also a variety of outdoor activities in the Pocono Mountains. Hike a network of trails at Big Pocono State Park, take a boat ride on Lake Wallenpaupack, or explore the forest at the Delaware Water Gap. All of these outdoor activities are great options for a weekend getaway! Request a copy of our free Poconos Vacation Guide when you’re ready to start planning.
Top 3 Places to Go for Poconos Sightseeing
Big Pocono State Park
Big Pocono State Park is a must-see on your sightseeing checklist! This Pocono, PA, state park encompasses a mountaintop, so it offers challenging hikes with rewarding views. The network of hiking trails at Big Pocono State Park is the most popular way to explore, however, there are various other ways to explore this natural wonder! Enjoy mountain biking, horseback riding, and downhill skiing in the winter for even more views from a different vantage point.
If you can’t get enough of our area’s natural beauty, try Poconos sightseeing at these state parks:
A visit to Lake Wallenpaupack is among the most exciting Poconos outdoor activities! This freshwater lake in the Poconos encompasses more than 50 miles of shoreline and features a variety of great outdoor activities. Kayaking and fishing are a couple of popular spring, summer, and fall activities, while the winter boasts excellent conditions for ice skating, skiing, and snowboarding.
The Delaware Water Gap
The Delaware Water Gap is known as the “Gateway to the Poconos.” This gap formed long ago when North America and Africa collided. This resulted in mountains, valleys, and incredible views for Poconos sightseeing! This outdoor recreation area is your chance to hike the Appalachian Trail, climb a rock wall or waterfall, zip-line across the Delaware River, go cross-country skiing, or try water sports! Perhaps the most popular way to explore the Delaware Water Gap is to hike its 28-mile section of the Appalachian Trail. Be sure to pack a picnic to enjoy at the summit of these trails!
Retreat to Mountaintop Lodge at Lake Naomi
With so much natural beauty, it’s possible to spend an entire day with Poconos sightseeing! Whether you check out our state parks or the beautiful downtown areas of our picturesque cities, you always have the perfect place to stay at Mountaintop Lodge at Lake Naomi. Our Poconos, PA, bed and breakfast is the perfect place to sit back, relax, and shuffle through your camera full of amazing photos.
Consider a stay in our Summer Room during your trip to the Poconos! This suite-style room features a king-size bed, six-drawer dresser, and a large private bathroom with an extra-long soaking tub and luxurious bath amenities.
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