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Hansel and Gretel
10/25 - 10/26
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Open House and Craft Fair
10/25 - 10/26
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Doris Kearns Goodwin
10/30 - 10/30
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Benjamin Rush Returns to Carlisle
11/03 - 11/03
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PA Guild of American Craft Holiday Craft Fair
11/08 - 11/09
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Sunderman Woodwind Quintet
11/09 - 11/09
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South Mountain Speakers Series: Changing Climate and the South Mountain Region
11/13 - 11/13
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Artist in Action: Clare Margaret
11/15 - 11/15
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Billy Gardell
11/15 - 11/15
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Feel The Force: The Wrath of Stu
11/22 - 11/23
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The Sounds of Christmas with Elisabeth Von Trapp and the Carolian Brass
12/04 - 12/04
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Holiday Open House
12/05 - 12/05
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Win a Getaway

September 2, 2014 through November 30, 2014, enter to win a RECONNECT Getaway in Cumberland Valley Pennsylvania! We've created a special three day itinerary that will highlight the beautiful natural features and prominent history of the Valley. You'll uncover experiences suitable for your family or friends, and RECONNECT in the process!

This package is for four people, either four adults or two adults and two children, and includes one hotel room for three nights, gift certificates as mentioned below and a $50 VISA gift card. The package is valued at over $1,000.

Day One

Check into the Park Inn by Radisson Harrisburg West. The convenient location of this hotel makes it the perfect starting point to your journey. Families will love the miniature golf course and indoor and outdoor pools while couples can dance the night away at the attached Pappy K's Alehouse and Big Deck. You'll also receive a $50 gift certificate to Pappy K's Alehouse to use for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Your first activity will take you to the sparkling shores of the Susquehanna River, where you will use your $120 gift certificate to Susquehanna Outfitters located on City Island. After a brief shuttle ride, you and your tandem kayaks will be dropped off at the mouth of Conodoguinet Creek, where you can paddle upstream, or simply float back to City Island on the Susquehanna River.

Enjoy dinner at Appalachian Brewing Company with a $75 gift certificate. The newest location of this local chain features specialty beer and craft soda production - be sure to take a growler home with you!

Day Two

You will spend day two of your adventure in historic downtown Carlisle. Start your day exploring the upstairs museum at the Cumberland County Historical Society, where you will uncover local history including the Carlisle Indian School, iron industry and Underground Railroad trials. Afterwards, stop by next door History on High-The Shop to use your $100 gift certificate to shop for historical books, locally made artisan crafts and postcards and souvenirs. The shop is also home to the Cumberland Valley Visitors Center.

You will have a tough time deciding what to order with your $75 gift certificate at The Pizza Grille. The menu includes unique pizzas, tasty chopped salads and a selection of sandwiches. Don't forget to leave room for dessert!

Kids of all ages will love the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center. The indoor, state-of-the-art museum features several interactive exhibits including a parachute simulation. The one mile long outdoor trail has life-sized exhibits including tanks, helicopters, a WWI trench and more. End the day browsing the gift shop with a $30 gift certificate.

Day Three

End your trip with a leisurely horseback ride along the Cumberland Valley Rail Trail. Winsome Farms' two hour guided tours, valued at $280, will lead you along a portion of the 11 mile long rail bed where you will find interpretive signage educating users of both the agricultural and Civil War significance of the trail. Don't forget your camera, as you will want to capture the scenic farmland set against a background of rolling mountains.

Unwind with a $75 gift certificate to Black N Bleu, which features a menu of casual and fine dining options including salads, sandwiches, steaks and pastas.

Summer and Fall are full of colorful festivals in Cumberland Valley. Check out the events calendar for a full list of activities!

Enter now for your chance to win this unforgettable getaway. Be sure to check back December 1, 2014 when we post our newest getaway!

Please note: The winner will be contacted via phone and/or e-mail and will have seven business days to respond. If a response is not received within seven days, a new winner will be drawn. No partial packages will be awarded. Download full contest rules.

 

 

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