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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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 by jumping in the water. Luckily, the Valley has some great swimming holes, including community pools and lakes. State Parks The…

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Garden Centers & Markets

The smell of your favorite flower, the budding leaves on the trees, and the sound of a hummingbird are easy reminders of how beautiful spring and summer are in the Cumberland Valley. Our garden centers and farmers' market have everything you need to get your yard and house ready for the…

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Antiques and Vintage Trail

Spark your inner treasure hunter and spend an afternoon, a day, or an entire weekend browsing through the collection of antique and vintage stores in Cumberland Valley. We've pulled together our top locations in a convenient trail that you can follow from Shippensburg through Carlisle…

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Artisan Adventure Trail

Cumberland Valley is home to a diverse collection of artists and artisans who share their craft with those who appreciate handmade and homespun. Follow the trail below to find one-of-a-kind items and gifts. Your purchases also serve as unique souvenirs to remind you of your Cumberland…

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Harvest of the Arts

September 2022 Every September The annual Harvest of the Arts Festival is held each September in historic downtown Carlisle with more than 100 juried artists exhibiting works in all mediums including pottery, photography, paintings, wood, glass, jewelry, and metal. This year's event…

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Kick Off Fall with Fun Festivals: September 24-26

Autumn officially begins on September 22 in 2021, and Cumberland Valley is celebrating with a collection of fall-themed events! We've curated a colorful weekend escape filled with festivals, food, fun, and more. Whether you're traveling as a couple or with family or friends, you'll find…

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