Our restaurants, shops, attractions, and hotels welcome you to Cumberland Valley. However, as COVID-19 cases rise and fall due to variants, local businesses and organizations may continue to implement mask policies or encourage individuals to continue to mask. We encourage visitors to seek and heed the latest expert guidance and take the precautions necessary for all of us to stay safe. By following updated recommended public health guidelines and showing our respect to the people around us, we can minimize the spread of COVID-19 and help keep local businesses open. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

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Earth Day in Cumberland Valley

Earth Day is April 22, 2016. Celebrate and honer the day on April 23, 2016 by attending an educational and fun event and learning how you can do you part to protect our environment. Mechanicsburg 8th Annual Earth Day Festival April 23, 2016, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Downtown Mechanicsburg…

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Five Reasons to Shop at Whistlestop Bookshop

I never thought I'd say that one of my favorite shops is a bookstore, but Whistlestop Bookshop is definitely a favorite! I fancy it so much that I've decided to not purchase books anywhere else. Here's why: Up until a year ago, I shamefully thought that shopping at an independent…

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Shopping Local at Miss Ruth’s Time Bomb

Shopping at Miss Ruth’s Time Bomb is an experience and it always brings a smile to my face. It’s quirky, eclectic and unpredictable fun! Guys and gals, teens and up, you’ll find something to connect with in Miss Ruth’s Time Bomb. You'll find affordable one-of-a-kind vintage, retro and…

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Paulus Orchards - Bring on Fall

Fall at the Copenhaver home officially begins when we've made our annual visit to Paulus Orchards. This year the weather was on our side. It was a beautiful day! There were a ton of people, but because everything is so spread out it never felt overwhelming. They have the perfect mix of…

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Holmes Cycling & Fitness

Holmes Cycling& Fitness in Camp Hill has the area’s largest selection of bicycles and accessories, and fitness equipment. If you are in the market for any of these products it just makes sense to make them your first stop…it will probably be your only stop. When you shop at Holmes, you…

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Radisson Hotel Harrisburg

When you walk into the Radisson Hotel Harrisburg’s inviting lobby, you’ll be greeted with a bright spacious area, dressed in contemporary décor and set off with splashes of vibrant colors. The hotel features newly renovated modern rooms, business and fitness centers, free Wi-Fi, an…

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SkyZone for Toddlers

For any parents wondering if SkyZone Indoor Trampoline Park is appropriate for 3 and 4 year olds, I'm happy to say it is. My 3-1/2 year old girls were invited to a birthday party at SkyZone and I must admit I was a little hesitant to take them, but I'm glad I did. The entire operation…

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A Downtown Staple - Carlisle House B&B

When you stay at the Carlisle House, a Select Registry Inn, you learn the true meaning of hospitality and quality service. From the moment you enter the charming 1826 building, located in historic downtown Carlisle, you will be welcomed with warmth and friendliness. For nearly 11 years…

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Mommy Daughter Weekend at Laurel Lake

Laurel Lake - to the right is a seasonal boat rental. My husband went on a kayaking trip this past weekend, leaving me to entertain our two-year old girls. On Saturday, I packed up the car - wagon to transport all of our stuff (not the girls), a picnic lunch, blanket and lots of beach…

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