Trip Ideas

Cumberland Valley Family-Friendly, History & Outdoors-Themed Trip Ideas.


Find Family Amusements

Extend your stay to include amusement parks, like Hersheypark, and other kid-friendly destinations that surround our region. You’re already located right in the middle of all the fun! More >>

Hands-On Learning & Discovery

Continue the learning experience by visiting the hands-on museums and interactive exhibits these Valley treasures have to offer.


Civil War Collection

Discover museums, self-guided tours and one-of-a-kind monuments. More >>

Revolutionary War Collection

Uncover the unique Valley stories and sites from the Revolutionary War, including our famous heroine Molly Pitcher.  More >>

Historic Downtown Mechanicsburg

This charming town is very close to the Cumberland Valley High School and offers shopping, dining, art galleries and historic buildings that can be toured. More >>

All Things With Wheels

This fun-filled trip features all the wheels that have kept the Valley spinning over the years, including historic railroads, antique cars and bikes. More >>


Experience the Appalachian Trail

Cumberland Valley is home to the midway point of the 2,180-mile Appalachian Trail and offers easy day hikes for all skill levels and convenient parking. More >>

Day Hiker Sampler

If your family enjoys the outdoors select the perfect hike for your skill levels. Cumberland Valley trails range from easy to moderate and difficult. All offer rewarding views. More >>