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Use our helpful trip planner to piece together your perfect day, weekend or entire week in Cumberland Valley. When you find that can’t miss attraction, restaurant, shop, event or special offer add it to the planner to design your getaway. more »
August is #NationalGolfMonth! Get your clubs and hit the greens around the Cumberland Valley. Whether you're looking for 18 challenging holes or seeking some fun mini golf, there are courses for every experience level.
Whether you're staying in the Valley and looking for a taste of home or a local looking to experience a luxury night away, bed & breakfasts offer a unique overnight experience. See B&B options around the Cumberland Valley here!
Explore the beautiful outdoors, take a hike on the midway point at the Appalachian Trail, or go fly-fishing at some of the world's most famous streams...and do it all for free! Enter the #FoundItInCV Win A Getaway contest and tell us what you want to find in the Cumberland Valley!
Looking for a reason to grab that piece of chocolate? Well, I've got one for you...it's #NationalMilkChocolateDay! What better way to indulge in the deliciousness of milk chocolate than to stop at the Lindt Chocolate USA Factory Outlet in Carlisle? Choose many different flavors and chocolates at one of their two outlets in the United States.
In less than one short month, I will be back wandering through the academic quad, eating lunch out on Britton Plaza and frequenting all my favorite restaurants that I have missed after a year abroad. As a senior at Dickinson College, I have a big year ahead of me – in the midst of being Co-Editor-in-Chief of The Dickinsonian, I am part of Greek Life, will be ... read more
Monster trucks, concerts, ColorVibe, and comedian Kevin James are all headed to the Cumberland Valley this August! See the Found It Top 10 for more information!10. 29th Annual Grand Sousa ConcertThe Carlisle Town Band will host the 29th Annual Grand Sousa Concert on Aug. 2nd. Town Band members from many communities in central Pennsylvania (mostly Cumberland County) will ... read more
Last Tuesday, two friends and I decided to venture out into Carlisle to try some new local beers. We found ourselves sitting in the taproom of the new microbrewery, Molly Pitcher Brewing Company, sipping on their ever-developing range of beers. As the taproom expands in both hours and options, Molly Pitcher is becoming an increasingly desirable place to relax with a local ... read more
One of the most popular places in town, Café Bruges, is a must for those wishing to try its famed twice fried frites (I like mine with the house made curry ketchup), locally raised beef Bruges Burger, or the constantly-changing array of soups, like leek and potato or tomato bisque. Café Bruges offers more than 100 imported Belgian beers and seasonal flights to accompany the ... read more
See what's ahead for July and August in this edition of the Found It Top 10! To check the entire event calendar for the next few weeks, click here.10. Shippensburg Symphony Concert IIIThe Shippensburg Festival Symphony is an ensemble of professional musicians from Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia. The orchestra was formed to provide regional audiences ... read more
As a lover of Eastern food, the moment I heard of the noodle restaurant Issei Noodle, I knew what my first dinner destination in Carlisle was going to be. Needless to say, I wasn’t disappointed. The ambience of the restaurant, which consists of open seating of either 2-4 seats, with a larger table in the back, makes you feel like you are in downtown Hanoi. Your food ... read more
Recently we decided to try Brick Kitchen & Bar on High Street in Carlisle for dinner. As the academic year came to a close, students watched as the building was transformed into a modern, open oasis with cozy window seating areas, a square wooden bench bar and spacious outdoor patio. We chose to eat on the patio, a hidden gem through the back of the restaurant, where ... read more
I first heard of the Carlisle Bakery when one of their cakes was presented to me as a surprise for my birthday last year. Seeing it was my first birthday away from home, my mother made arrangements to have the cake delivered to a friend of mine on campus, while he assembled a group of my friends to celebrate. After I had been formally embarrassed with the surprise itself, we ... read more
Paulus Farm Market started as a small potato farm and has since blossomed into four seasons of family fun. The roadside stand, built in 1992, started as a small market with a few ducks out back. Today it chock full of baked goods, produce, dairy, events and fun surprises. Be sure to bring the kids so they can meet the farm animals and play at the farm-themed play areas located ... read more
The first thing you notice when you enter The Loft Eatery is a sign that says "Love What You Do". Jennifer Stretch and her Mother Mary Jane Werley truly do love their restaurant and it shows. The ladies have been in the restaurant business in some capacity for many years. In 2009 they bought a food truck together and served lunches from it. Their homemade recipes were a big ... read more