Summer is one of the best times to uncover Cumberland Valley Trails. Whether you are traveling with your family, looking for a weekend activity or have a few hours to try something new, the trails below are a perfect place to start.
"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 the 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.
Make a Splash
Fishing, boating, swimming and splashing around will keep you cool on hot summer days. Explore the Valley's water trails, including the Conogoduignet Creek, Yellow Breeches Creek and Susquehanna River. Start with our Top 10 Places to Fish.
Keep an eye to the sky to spot a variety of song birds, 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.
Whether you are looking for road cycling, mountain biking or something in between, the Valley has a trail for you. Pedal through changing views of urban downtowns, rolling farms or lakeside climbs. Start with our 9 Best Biking Trails.
Take a Drive
The Valley's landscape is a lush green in the summer and vibrant hues of orange, red and yellow in the fall. Take a leisurely drive that leads you to neighboring Perry County to find covered bridges. Follow our turn-by-turn directions for the Perry County Covered Bridge and Wine Loop.
Walk 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.
Explore Farm Fun
The Valley's fertile soil makes it home to numerous farm markets and attractions. Pick-your-own berries, peas, beans, pumpkins or flowers, pet an alpaca or get lost in a corn maze. Start with our Farms & Markets.
Tap, Tour & Try a Pint
The Cumberland Valley Beer Trail features 20+ breweries, wineries, cideries and distilleries. Collect stickers as you go to earn prizes. Download your passport here.
No summer day is complete with ice cream! Follow our Ice Cream Trail to try unique flavors and toppings.