CARLISLE, PA (August 19, 2011) - The Cumberland Valley Visitors Bureau (CVVB) in partnership with the Cumberland County GIS Department has created a tourism-friendly map for Cumberland County.

The experiential themed map was designed with the user in mind and will help navigate the scenic trails to unique locations and a collection of hidden gems. Users can check the key to find experiences such as birding, arts and entertainment, biking, fishing, family fun, scenic overlooks and more. The county map has corresponding symbols to make them easy to locate. More information on the locations can be found on the back of the map in the index.

"We are very excited to be able to offer the community Cumberland County maps. The new map is a perfect supplement to the Cumberland Valley Visitors Guide," said Shireen Farr, CVVB Director of Tourism.

The CVVB has printed 75,000 maps that can be found at the Cumberland Valley Visitors Center, 33 W. High St., Carlisle, inside History on High - The Shop. The maps can also be found in businesses that host bins containing Cumberland Valley Visitors Guides, including lodging establishments, restaurants, shops and the three state parks.

This map was made possible in part with a Tourism Promotion Assistance Grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.

The mission of the Cumberland Valley Visitors Bureau is to promote Cumberland Valley as a tourist destination, attract visitors to the area, enhance the visitor's experience, and to encourage and promote overnight stays.

The Cumberland Valley Visitors Bureau is also part of Pennsylvania's Dutch Country Roads region, the number one visited region in PA, a true vacation destination where country meets city and the past lives side-by-side with the present.