Pocono Waterfall Information

Update: The Mount Haven Resort has closed. One of our all-time favorite places. Good luck to the entire staff and family in your future.

The Pocono area is an excellent location for long exposure waterfall photography. We also like this area for doing dark sky night photography. It’s not the darkest skies, but it’s pretty good. When we go here, we stay at the Mount Haven Resort, which is right in the middle of the waterfall area. Update, the Resort has been sold. It is no longer a place for us to stay. It was one of our favorites. We will be out in search of a new hotel to stay in whilst in this area.

Bushkill Falls is the apparent waterfall location in the Poconos area, but it is not ideal for bringing a tripod, and you will fight the crowds at this busy tourist attraction. We like the off the beaten path waterfalls like this one to the right where on a hot summer day we only encountered about 10-12 humans in the park. (Pam steers clear of humans as much as she can)We also like the waterfalls that are not far from the parking lot. After all, we are photographers, not hikers. Don’t get us wrong; if the shot is out there and it’s dynamic, we will hike to it, but we do prefer to spend our time photographing— Not hiking.  There are six good waterfalls in the Mount Haven Resort area that are not too far of a hike off the road. That’s why we like to stay at the resort. It’s in the center of all of our waterfalls.


You will pass by Raymondskill Falls on Raymondskill Road on your way to Mount Haven Resort and Restaurant.  UPDATE: 2017 – Mount Haven Resort has been sold and is currently closed. 🙁  When using your base camp at Mount Haven, your first waterfall is only a mile or two from your resort.

Grey Towers is less than 15 minutes from the resort for an excellent tour and some good architecture photography.

You will want to photograph Dingman’s Falls. Two falls are located here by the visitor’s center. The one year, there was a nest of baby birds they pointed out to us.  224 Dingmans Falls Rd, Dingmans Ferry, PA   (570) 828-2253

These long thin waterfalls do not make the absolute best images but don’t pass up the experience of the beauty of nature here. Milford Pa is right in the middle of it all here.

Geographically, Milford is a town of many edges.  It winds along beside the Delaware River, hugging the New Jersey state line where it meets Pennsylvania and New York.  It is in the foothills at the edge of the Pocono Mountains and adjoins the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.”

— New York Times,
Aug. 9, 2002

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Childs Park

After spending three years and $2.9 million on a significant renovation, the National Park Service has re-opened the sublime Child’s Park to visitors. This is a top waterfall location in the area. 321 Silver Lake Rd. Delaware, Pa. just a short 6 miles from Mount Haven Resort our base location.

The park now includes accessible trails and picnic sites, new, modern-looking restrooms in the main parking lot, new stairways, and new overlooks from which to view the falls. There are a few falls here that can be viewed from different angles.

We made some friends here, and they took our picture with our camera. There were only a few people here on the weekend and not enough of them to get in the way of our long exposure photography. 🙂

A rare sighting of world-renowned Pamela Goodyer. The photo was taken by Mark, (Pam’s camera) and a complete stranger. Yes, she for the only time let someone touch Mark. Mark is a 5D Mark III, hence, the name Mark.  He is now called Mark Jr. since she has a new addition, Mark Senior. 5D Mark IV bought at the photo center in Brick N.J. 

Pam Goodyer, world renowned photographer

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