You can still fit in some fun during the hectic months with free and fun Cumberland Valley attractions.

Explore the outdoors. The Valley is home to a collection of free and exciting outdoor adventures. Take a day hike on the easily accessible Appalachian Trail, bike along the Cumberland Valley Rail Trail, or take the kids to climb all over the Imagination Station at Adams Ricci Community Park.

Step back in time. Explore Army history at the US Army Heritage & Education Center's interactive Solider Experience Gallery and outdoor Army Heritage Trail. Visit the museum inside the Union Fire Company No. 1, the oldest, continuously operating volunteer fire company in Pennsylvania. Uncover unique Cumberland Valley stories at the Cumberland County Historical Society. Check the Events Calendar on for special historical walks and events.

Uncover cultural gems. Stop by The Trout Gallery for a permanent collection of more than 6,000 works of art and changing exhibits. The Village Artisans Gallery in Boiling Springs offers "Artist in Action" events on select Saturday afternoons, allowing you to watch artists first-hand create their works of art. The 2nd Floor Gallery in Mechanicsburg is located in a historic church built in 1859 and the gallery houses over 500 works of fine art and seven artist studios.

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