If you are feeling the effects of cabin fever from falling temperatures and shorter days, set aside a little bit of time for yourself to explore some of Cumberland Valley's indoor and outdoor activities. Pick and choose your favorites to plan a Weekend Easy getaway that's guaranteed to help you beat the winter blues.
- Downhill Skiing & Snowboarding at Roundtop Mountain Resort - There's a reason that Roundtop has been around for more than 50 years. With 20 trails ranging from easy to extremely difficult, you'll be able to find the level that's right for you. Never hit the slopes before? They offer lessons six times per day. If you don't have your own equipment, rentals are available. If skiing and snowboarding are too adventurous for you, they also offer snow tubing -- with a kiddie tubing hill for ages 4 and under and the larger run for ages 5 and up. Get warm at the end of the day with food and drinks at their Fireside Pub and Grill.
- Cross-Country Skiing at Pine Grove Furnace State Park - If you prefer to ski at a slower pace so you can enjoy the view, you'll love cross-country skiing at this picturesque state park. Bring the whole family! Pine Grove also offers snowmobiling as well as ice fishing and ice skating on Laurel Lake.
- Ice-Skating at Doubling Gap Lake - Enjoy a relaxing afternoon of ice skating on this scenic lake located in Colonel Denning State Park. You can also cross-country ski at Colonel Denning.
- Winter Hikes at Kings Gap Environmental Education Center - Hiking isn't just for the warm months! Take in the beauty of the winter season with a hike at Kings Gap. This state park is known for its winding four-mile road that leads to the historic mansion sitting atop South Mountain. Take in the panoramic views of Cumberland Valley from the back porch of the mansion and then head out onto one of almost twenty rails for a brisk walk through the woods.
- Winter Stroll in Boiling Springs - If you just need to be out of the house for a little bit enjoy a walk around charming Children's Lake. Ducks, swans, and geese abound on the water which remains a constant 53 degrees. If you start feeling ambitious, visit the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, which is located along the lake, for a map and enjoy a winter day hike on this famous trail that cuts through Cumberland Valley.
- Take a Cooking Class - Take a night off from cooking and watch a pro instead! Learn tips and tricks as dinner is prepared, and enjoy an evening out at the same time. Both The Kitchen Shoppe & Cooking School and the Culinary Kitchen at Cornerstone Coffeehouse host classes. You'll leave with new recipes and know-how.
- Enjoy Afternoon Tea - Book a full afternoon tea and relax as course after course of delightful, seasonal treats are delivered to your table. You'll have a hard time deciding which tea to choose from the expansive tea menus featuring black, green, and herbal teas. If you're are Camellia's Sin Tea Room, don a fancy hat from the hallway and soak in quality time with your lunch guests as you savor a steaming cup of tea. If you're at Sweet Remembrances, make sure to book a tea with a special guest speaker.
- Think Spring - Ashcombe Farm & Greenhouses is a combination plant store and gift shop combined with grandma's kitchen. Take your time wandering their expansive greenhouse as you start planning your spring garden. Then head to their gift shop where you'll find Instagram-perfect seasonal decor. Only the strong-willed can escape the bakery without picking up a mouth-watering treat or a variety of ready-to-eat meals. Their event calendar is also chock-full of classes for both kids and adults.
End any of your excursions with a stop or two along the Cumberland Valley Beer Trail, where you can warm up as you tap, tour and try a pint! Or stop by one of our local coffee shops for an afternoon pick-me-up.
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