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The Appalachian Trail in Cumberland Valley – And Beyond!

The Appalachian National Scenic Trail (“Appalachian Trail” or A.T.) is an awe inspiring 2,190-mile-long linear trail that follows the ancient Appalachian Mountain’s stretching from Springer Mountain in Georgia, to Mount Katahdin in Maine. The A.T.’s initial completion date was in 1937, and the first person to thru-hike it all did so in 1948. The A.T. has a very rich and well documented history stretching back to its inception. Since 1968 the A.T. has been federally protected and 99% of the trail is on public lands…

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TCO Fly Shop in Boiling Springs

Although I don’t fish or hike regularly enough to warrant having the great outfit that has purpose, style, UV coatings and a bunch of zipper pockets to stuff important things in; I absolutely love stopping by the TCO Fly Shop in Boiling Springs to browse and buy.I haven’t yet walked in and not walked out with something for myself, my husband or friends and family and yes, even the doggy-friend…

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Hiking & Healthy Foods

Cumberland Valley is an outdoor enthusiast hotspot, with a variety of hiking trails spread throughout the area that range in both length and level of difficulty. Hiking is a great way to enjoy the outdoors with friends or family, but also an excellent form of exercise. Keep up the fit…

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Soaking in the Landscape

My wife and I took a day off from the gym, pool and bike last Saturday. We decided we needed a day to relax after six straight workout days. Around midday, I suggested we take a drive out to Colonel Denning State Park and check out a trail I had heard about. It was a beautiful day; sunny…

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Hiking the AT through the Cumberland Valley

Cumberland Valley sits conveniently at the midpoint of the Appalachian Trail. With 46 miles in Cumberland Valley, there's 13-mile stretch, which one of the flattest and most accessible portions of the entire trail—is a great way to explore this iconic hiking path and may just inspire…

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Yoga Sunset Hike

I recently participated in a Yoga Sunset Hike hosted by the Mid-Atlantic Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC). It was a beautiful evening with blue skies and temps in the low 70s. About 30 of us gathered on the grass near the gazebo next to Children's Lake in Boiling Springs at 6:00 pm…

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Follow the Cumberland Valley Trails

The Cumberland Valley marks the midway point of the Appalachian Trail, the perfect base for a hiking or biking holiday and to get back to nature, to enjoy the hills and forests, the state parks and scenic trails of the area. The rolling hills, open fields, deciduous forests and gently…

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