Pocono Waterfalls – Pennsylvania
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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 its 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 to bring 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. We enjoyed this resort tremendously and will find you one just as good to stay at shortly.
Grey Towers is less than 15 minutes from the resort for a nice tour and some good architecture photography.
You will want to photography Dingman’s Falls. Two falls are located here by the visitors center. The one year there was a nest of baby birds they pointed out to us. 224 Dingmans Falls Rd, Dingmans Ferry, PA
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