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.

  1. Scenic Children's Lake in Boiling Springs is a great afternoon escape. The lake can accommodate shallow-draft boats, canoes and electric motor boats. Rowboat rentals are available at TCO Outdoors, located on the lake, on a first-come, first-serve basis during their hours of operation. The boats are modeled on the historic boats used by visitors when Boiling Springs was a resort town.
  2. Visitors can also enjoy boating amid the scenic mountain backdrop on Laurel Lake in Pine Grove Furnace State Park. Canoes, rowboats, paddle boats and one and two-person kayaks are available for rental daily during the summer season or you can bring your own.
  3. Take a leisurely float along the Yellow Breeches Creek (a PA Designated Scenic River) and the Conodoguinet Creek. Both feature float-trips that are perfect for kayaks.
  4. Along the eastern border of Cumberland Valley, the sparkling Susquehanna River is ideal for guided float trips offered by Blue Mountain Outfitters in Marysville or Susquehanna Outfitters in Wormleysburg. Or rent canoes, kayaks, or stand-up paddleboard and head out to explore on your own.

Dive In

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.

Dining Suggestions

Continue your water adventure with dinner on or along the Susquehanna River. Enjoy one of the themed Pride of the Susquehanna dinner cruises, from Murder Mystery to Wine and Cheese, or enjoy riverfront dining in Wormleysburg at RockBass Grill, Dockside Willies, and Duke's Riverside Bar & Grille.