7 Beautiful Scenic Drives in PA You Need to Take

The scenic Pocono Mountains draw in many visitors every year for their immeasurable beauty and views. One of the best ways to take in those views is via scenic drives in PA. You’ll find that, as you cruise around, gorgeous views are everywhere! From interesting geology to beautiful Lake Wallenpaupack, all roads lead to a memorable marathon through the Pocono Mountains. So, set the cruise and wind your way through these beautiful scenic drives in PA.

Scenic drives in PA are just a part of what the Pocono Mountains have to offer! For more great vacation ideas, be sure to download our free Vacation Guide! At Silver Birches Resort, we want you to have the very best time here. That’s why we offer our recommendations totally free to you! You’re going to love it here!

7 Scenic Drives in PA You’ll Love

Route 590

You’ll travel through Greeley, Lackawaxen, Hawley, Lakeville, and Hamlin for unforgettable scenery and picture-worthy vistas.


Route 209

Start at Jim Thorpe and visit Lehighton, Kresgeville, Gilbert, Brodheadsville, Sciota, Snydersville, Stroudsburg, East Stroudsburg, Marshalls Creek, Bushkill, Dingmans Ferry, Milford and Port Jervis.


Route 191

Begin in Bangor, Stroudsburg, Analomink, Paradise Valley, Cresco, Mountainhome, Newfoundland, Hamlin, Honesdale, Rileyville, Lookout and Equinunk.


Route 652

From Narrowsburg, NY, go to Honesdale and then travel Route 670 to Pleasant Mount for beautiful scenery and more.


Route 191

Cruise along Route 191 in Honesdale to Route 370 and travel to Starlight.


Route 390

Discover Mountainhome, Canadensis, Skytop, Promised Land and Tafton along Route 390 for a beautiful drive.


Route 507

Travel along Lake Wallenpaupack from Greentown to Hawley for gorgeous water views you’ll want to pull over to see.

Take a Drive to See Beautiful Fall Colors

Lake Wallenpaupack

Regardless of the time of year, Lake Wallenpaupack is beautiful. This massive lake in the Pocono Mountains has 52 miles of shoreline. Now, imagine driving beside the lake on a cool autumn day with the vibrant colors of trees at peak all around you. That sounds wonderful, doesn’t it?

Promised Land State Park

Just 12 miles away from Hawley is Promised Land State Park. Grab your camera and hiking boots, jump in the car and head south to the park where you’ll find 3,000 acres of Poconos park land. For a wooded fall foliage tour, hop out of your car and hike any of the park’s multiple trails, like the beautiful Little Falls Trail. Take in the crisp autumn air and the amazing display of beech and oak leaves.

Driving Fall Foliage Tour

For a beautiful fall foliage experience, take Route 590 East from Hawley. Take a right onto Towpath Road and enjoy the ride as it runs along the Lackawaxen River. Make sure you stop for pictures by the Zane Gray Bridge, which crosses the Lackawaxen.

Plan Your Scenic Drive in the Poconos

When you plan a trip to the Pocono Mountains, you’ll find that the beauty of our area will inspire your sense of adventure. It’s a good thing, too! There’s so much to do here! When you download our free Vacation Guide, you’ll have the best Pocono Mountains vacation right at your fingertips. And, when you stay here at Silver Birches Resort, you’ll be just minutes away from all the things you want to do while you’re here. So, why wait? Browse our availability and see for yourself how wonderful a scenic vacation to the Pocono Mountains can be. Contact us today to book your stay!