Paddle or Float
If you are looking for a more relaxing way to get out on the water try one of the many boating opportunities in the Valley. The scenic Children's Lake in Boiling Springs is a great afternoon escape. The lake can accommodate shallow-draft boats, canoes and electric motor boats. Another lake experience can be found at Pine Grove Furnace State Park on Laurel Lake. Rentals are available if you don't have your own. There are also boating opportunities on the calming waters of the two water trails in the area. The Yellow Breeches Creek Water Trail (a PA Designated Scenic River) and the Conodoguinet Creek Water Trail both feature float-trips that are perfect for kayaks. There are also boating opportunities along the sparkling Susquehanna River.
The whole family can discover a beach getaway without the traffic and cost at Colonel Denning State Park or Pine Grove Furnace State Park. Both of these state parks offer sandy beaches and lake swimming. For a relaxing summer day away, take the whole family to Boiling Springs Pool. Spend an afternoon enjoying their four pools, three water-slides and a snack bar.
Catch a Fish
Take advantage of Cumberland Valley's world-renowned fly-fishing streams. Yellow Breeches Creek, LeTort Spring Run and Big Spring Creek are known for great fly-fishing and provide the perfect opportunity to get out on the water. Get your feet wet at Yellow Breeches Creek where anglers of every skill level can enjoy the abundance of trout and a mile-long catch-and-release section near Boiling Springs. Skilled anglers can brave the copious reed beds, taxing currents, and wild trout at LeTort Spring Run and Big Spring Creek.
If you don't have your own boat you can rent one while visiting the Cumberland Valley. If you're at Pine Grove, you can rent boats 7 days a week at Laurel Lake during the summer season. Susquehanna Outfitters in Wormleysburg and Blue Mountain Outfitters in Marysville both offer guided float trips along with kayak and canoe rentals.
Continue your water adventure with dinner on the Susquehanna River. Enjoy one of the themed Pride of the Susquehanna dinner cruises, from Murder Mystery to Wine and Cheese, or you can enjoy a relaxing afternoon cruise along the water.