Cumberland Valley is here for you when you are ready to travel again. As we enter the Green Phase of re-opening on June 12, here are some updates that can help you plan your Weekend Easy getaway.

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RECONNECT - Outdoors

It easy to socially distance along the many picturesque trails that weave through the rich landscape of the beautiful Cumberland Valley. Take a deep breath and savor the quiet moments as you discover scenic overlooks, pretty parks, and historic sites while exploring the great outdoors…

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Staying Cool at Laurel Lake

A short 15-minute drive from downtown Carlisle, Laurel Lake provides the perfect respite from the oppressive summer heat. Located in Pine Grove Furnace State Park, the original 25-acre lake was deliberately created in 1830 to provide water power for the nearby iron forge. (Click here to…

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Bird Watching Hotspots

Half Day Begin your birding journey in Carlisle at Letort Spring Run and Nature Trail to see a variety of songbirds, fishing birds, sparrows, woodpeckers, and hawks. For one of the best views of the Valley, continue to Waggoner’s Gap Hawk Watch which is the premier location west of…

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Swimming in the Valley

During the cooler months we all dream of relaxing by the pool or splashing around with friends and family. One of the easiest ways to beat the summer heat is jumping in the water. Luckily, the Valley has some great swimming holes, including community pools and lakes. State Parks The…

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