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Carlisle Summerfair
06/24 - 07/04
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60th Celebration Performance
06/25 - 06/25
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Garden Tour of Boiling Springs
06/25 - 06/25
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PA Cider Fest
06/25 - 06/25
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The Raleigh Ringers
06/25 - 06/25
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Exhibit Opening Party, "The Rise of the Baby Boomers"
06/26 - 06/26
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Annual Butterfly Tours
07/01 - 07/09
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Family Camping for Beginners
07/02 - 07/03
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Bluegrass on the Grass Festival
07/09 - 07/09
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Carlisle Chrysler Nationals
07/15 - 07/17
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An Evening with Graham Nash
07/20 - 07/20
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ATC's Third Thursdays: Choose Your Calm Yoga Class & Hike
07/21 - 07/21
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Boiling Springs PA Overview

The picturesque, historic district of Boiling Springs is brimming with a world-renowned fly-fishing, access to the famous Appalachian Trail and more, all nestled around a lake that literally bubbles.

If you are a water-lover, fly-fish at the world-renowned Yellow Breeches Creek, boat or fish at Children's Lake, or make a splash with the family at Cumberland Valley's oldest public pool and waterpark.

If you're simply looking to relax, visit the charming shops where you can watch local artists-in-action or browse award-winning nature and wildlife art.

Boiling Springs is a hiker's paradise! Not only does the Appalachian Trail run through the center of town, but it's also home to the regional Appalachian Trail office. Boiling Springs was acknowledged as the first official Appalachian Trail Community in Pennsylvania for the town's commitment to providing a service to hikers and promoting the asset of the Appalachian Trail. This town is as passionate about the outdoors as its visitors! Welcome home hikers! If you enjoy the outdoors, take in a scenic bike ride as well. 

Find all the fly-fishing and outdoor gear you need at the TCO Fly Shop. Take a guided fishing adventure or fly-tying class to learn more.

Don't know where to start? Get a taste of Boiling Springs with the Self-Guided Walking Tour, highlighting the town's 19th-century architecture, scenic sights and businesses that are located in unusual and historic buildings. You can also see where everything is located and plan your route using the Boiling Springs Interactive Map.

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Fast & Fun Facts:
  • In the 1800's, Island Grove in the Yellow Breeches Creek provided a great hiding place for freedom seekers on the Underground Railroad, thanks to its cloak of tall trees, low vines, dense shrubbery and the dedication of abolitionist Daniel Kaufman. Kaufman's house still stands on Front Street in the town of Boiling Springs.
  • From 1875-1930, first a steam launch than a trolley ran to this popular destination to drop passengers off at Children's Lake Park to enjoy the dance pavilion and beautiful picnic spot.
  • Boiling Springs get its name from the natural spring that runs into Children's Lake that literally bubbles. The 52 degrees Fahrenheit year-round temperature limits the possibility of swimming, but it is the perfect spot for a leisurely paddle or fishing with the family.
Annual Events:
  • June (first Saturday in June, 9 - 4 p.m.): Foundry Day Arts and Crafts Festival (juried festival)
  • July: Be a spectator or join in the fun and design a boat made from anything and everything for the Anything Floats Race
  • December (first Sunday in December): Visit Santa, listen to music & watch the lighting of the floating Christmas tree during the Tree Lighting at Children's Lake.

 Residents and those relocating can find helpful information on the South Middleton Township website.