Summer is one of the best times to uncover Cumberland Valley's many trails and try something new. Whether you are traveling as a couple or with friends or family, the trails below are the perfect way to rediscover the joys of travel during your Weekend Easy getaway. From craft beer or history to ice cream or hiking, you'll find what you're looking for in Cumberland Valley.

Man and woman backpacking along the Appalachian TrailHiking

"Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt." - John Muir

Hiking trails, including the famous Appalachian Trail, are abundant in Cumberland Valley. Lace-up your sneakers and spend an hour, an afternoon, or an entire day exploring scenic overlooks, hidden history, and wildlife. Start with our top 10 hikes.

Kayaking with Adventure Explorations Guided adventuresMake a Splash

Fishing, boating, swimming, and splashing around will keep you cool on hot summer days. Explore the Valley's water trails, including the Conodoguinet Creek, Yellow Breeches Creek, and Susquehanna River. Start with our top 10 places to fish.

Generic Flying Hawk UnsplashTake Flight

Keep an eye on the sky to spot a variety of songbirds, fishing birds, sparrows, woodpeckers, and hawks in the Valley. Your adventure will take you through state parks, waterfront parks, and Waggoner's Gap Hawk Watch. Start with our bird-watching hot spots.

Carlisle BikingCycle Through

Whether you are looking for road cycling, mountain biking, or something in between, Cumberland Valley has a trail for you. Pedal past changing views of charming downtowns, around scenic lakes, beside rolling farmland, and through panoramic mountain vistas. Start with our 5 favorite biking trails.

Army Heritage Trail @ USAHECWalk Through History

Learn about the Valley's history through a collection of self-guided walking tours. Explore the Carlisle Barracks, uncover a WWII Prisoner of War Camp, or stroll through charming Boiling Springs at your own pace. Start with our self-guided tours. Or, take a walk along the one-mile Army Heritage Trail at the U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center to immerse yourself in the history of the U.S. Army through more than 10 exhibits and large artifacts.

Molly PitcherTap, Tour & Try a Pint

The Cumberland Valley Beer Trail features 30+ breweries, wineries, cideries, and distilleries. Download your free digital passport, check in at participating locations, and earn prizes.

Ice CreamChill Out in the Cumberland Valley

Cumberland Valley is a dream destination for ice cream lovers, and there are plenty of places to find this cooling treat! The Cumberland Valley Ice Cream Trail passport runs from May 23, 2024 through Labor Day. Download the passport, check in at participating locations, and your scoops earn you prizes. 

Meadowbrooke Gourds-137Capture the Spirit of Cumberland Valley

The Cumberland Valley Photo Trail is a fun way to capture the spirit of Cumberland Valley and fully experience locations that make this region of south-central Pennsylvania a unique area to live, work, and play. As you embark on your journey, snap some great images and share them using #FoundItinCV. We can't wait to see what other happy surprises you find along the way!