Outdoors

Below is only a small list of Outdoor attractions and activities you can find in Cumberland Valley.
Find a complete list of Cumberland Valley Outdoor fun here.

Appalachian Trail

Cumberland Valley is home to 46 miles of the 2,189 famed Appalachian Trail. The Valley's section includes a 13-mile stretch that is the longest-flattest section of the entire trail. This portion of the trail allows for easy day hiking that the whole family can enjoy. Find area A.T. info, resources,...

Appalachian Trail Museum

The Appalachian Trail Museum is the only museum in the country dedicated to hiking. It portrays and preserves the history and the physical, emotional and spiritual human experiences of the Appalachian Trail (A.T). Exhibits are devoted to early founders of the trail - Benton MacKaye and Myron Avery,...

Armitage Golf Club

Armitage Golf Club is an exciting test for golfers of all skill levels. The beautifully sculpted fairway combines challenging greens and strategic bunkering. Armitage has won Harrisburg Magazine's "Simply the Best" public golf course in 2017 and has been received this recognized 16 out of the last...

Buck Ridge Trail

The 6-mile linear Buck Ridge Trail in Michaux State Forest connects Pine Grove Furnace State Park to Kings Gap Environmental Education Center using a network of rocky footpaths and old logging roads.It is marked with blue blazes.The trailhead is across from Pine Grove's park office. The trail joins...

Colonel Denning State Park

Colonel Denning State Park is located on 273 acres of woodland and offers a variety of hiking, biking, hunting and birding, as well as, boating and swimming at the 3.5-acre Doubling Gap Lake. Find more details on all the things to do at Colonel Denning State Park here.

Creekview Recreation Area

Creekview Recreation Area consists of Creekview North and Creekview South. This 36-acre park located in Hampden Township offers a paved walking trail, baseball, softball, soccer, a lighted basketball, four lighted tennis, horseshoe pits, sand volleyball and three playgrounds. Two pavilions with...

Cumberland Valley Rail Trail

Wildlife viewers of all ages and experiences can hike, bike, walk, or horseback ride on the 13-mile Cumberland Valley Rail Trail that follows the abandoned Cumberland Valley railroad corridor from Shippensburg to Newville. Enjoy interpretative way-point signs on the agricultural and Civil War...

Friendship Park

This Upper Allen Township park offers a soccer field, a playground and tot lot, and a hiking/biking trail. The .52 paved trail is a loop that connects Friendship Park with the Upper Allen Township Community Park and the Mechanicsburg Trees and Trails Environmental Center. The park also features...

Kings Gap Environmental Education Center

Kings Gap Environmental Education Center includes 2,531 acres to explore including 20 miles of trails, 3 day use areas, birding opportunities, biking trails and educational programming at the on-site mansion. Find more details on all the things to see and do at Kings Gap here. Weekend Stays at the...

LeTort Park and Fort LeTort Playground

LeTort Park and Fort LeTort Playground is a 12-acre site suited for family enjoyment and an afternoon picnic. The park is the trail head for the LeTort Spring Run Nature Trail and LeTort Spring Run flows through it. Fun Under 4: When the weather is nice, the kids will love playing on the huge...

Liberty Forge Golf

The 18-hole Liberty Forge Golf Course features all bent grass tees, fairways and greens with terrain changes that show off the picturesque Cumberland Valley. Water is in play on half the holes and the 18th fairway is staged with an island landing area. The course is challenging enough for the...

Mayapple Golf Club

Mayapple Golf Links opened in 1990 and is best known for its unique links style design. Although the track appears open, grassy knolls meander throughout the course making a well placed tee shot a must. Tall windswept fescue outlines many of the fairways, flowing to elevated greens which can make...

Mount Holly Marsh Preserve

Mount Holly Marsh Preserve is a 913-acre nature preserve along the rocky slopes of South Mountain perfect for nature lovers and hikers. Carving out part of South Mountain’s rocky slope, Mount Holly Marsh Preserve encapsulates the wildlife and forest that the surrounding landscape has to offer....

Negley Park

Negley Park in Cumberland Valley is one of the region's most picturesque spots, perched high on a hill overlooking the Harrisburg skyline & the Susquehanna River. The park is the perfect location to bring the family for an afternoon picnic. The kids will enjoy playing at the playground. Hiking...

Pine Grove Furnace State Park

Pine Grove Furnace State Park is located on 696 acres in Michaux State Forest. Activities include hiking, access to the Appalachain Trail Museum and midway point of the A.T., lakeside beaches at Laurel Lake and Fuller Lake, the Ironmaster's Mansion and more. Find details on all the things to see and...

Rich Valley Golf

Rich Valley Golf is a family-owned golf facility for all levels of experience! 18 hole, Par 71 Championship Golf Course Natural Grass Driving Range 2 Practice Greens (1 used for chipping also) 3-Hole Executive/Beginners' Golf Course Plus, for family fun, we have an 18-hole, handicap accessible,...

Waggoner's Gap Hawk Watch

Fantastic Raptor Hangout You'll find very few wildlife experiences that are more exciting than the sight of a Golden Eagle gliding over a landscape painted in late autumn reds, yellows and oranges. The best and most easily accessible location in Pennsylvania to enjoy this sight is at Waggoner's Gap...