Effective 5/31/21, all COVID-19 restrictions related to gatherings, restaurants, and others businesses were lifted. The masking order will be lifted on June 28 or when 70% of Pennsylvania adults are fully vaccinated, whichever comes first. Ease back into travel with a Weekend Easy getaway in Cumberland Valley. Our restaurants, shops, attractions, and hotels are ready to welcome you.

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Outdoor Activities

in Cumberland Valley

Discover and explore the serene and stunning landscape of the beautiful Cumberland Valley. Outdoor opportunities include over 54,000 acres and 200 miles of trails, three state parks, two state forests, and scenic waterways. If your passion is hiking, kayaking, birding, golfing, world-class fly-fishing, biking, seeking out breathtaking views, or simply being out in the sunshine, you'll find it all and more in the Valley. It's ok to want something easy.

Off the Beaten Path: Explore Our Lesser-Known Trails & Parks

Cumberland Valley’s wide-open spaces provide the perfect opportunity to reconnect with nature. Outdoor recreation was one of the few activities available to individuals during stay-at-home orders in March and... Learn More

Uncover the Valley's Trails this Summer

Summer is one of the best times to uncover Cumberland Valley's many 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... Learn More

National Take a Walk in the Park Day

Cumberland Valley is home to more than 130 local parks and 3 state parks that provide residents and visitors with hundreds of miles of scenic trails. So dust off the walking shoes, enjoy the warmer spring weather,... Learn More

Cumberland Valley - A Fly-Fisher's Paradise

Here's everything you need to know about the waterways of Cumberland Valley. Home of renowned fly-fishermen like Ed Shenk, and known for famous fly-fishing streams including the Yellow Breeches Creek, LeTort... Learn More

Tips for Backpacking & Camping in the Cumberland Valley

Cumberland Valley is a beautiful natural location with abundant and easily accessible outdoor recreation opportunities. Outdoorsy travelers enjoy the wide-open spaces away from the crowds. With that in mind, here... Learn More

The information below was posted by PA DCNR on May 31, 2021. The masking order will be lifted on June 28 or when 70% of Pennsylvania adults are fully vaccinated, whichever comes first. Click here to see the latest updates.

In keeping with current guidelines to respond to COVID-19 in Pennsylvania, DCNR has implemented the following measures for its public lands and facilities:

State Parks and Forests

All DCNR lands including trails, lakes, rivers, streams, forests, roads, and parking areas are accessible statewide for recreation. Restrooms are available.

Masks not required outdoors for vaccinated visitors.

Masks are required for unvaccinated people outdoors when in crowds; but not when recreating individually or in a household group with sustained social distancing.

State Park and Forest Programs

For outdoor programs (including amphitheaters):

  • Masking not required for vaccinated visitors
  • Masking required for unvaccinated visitors

For indoor programs:

  • Indoor programs are held at 50 percent room occupancy
  • Masking recommended but not required for vaccinated visitors
  • Making required for unvaccinated visitors

Virtual and self-guided programs will continue to be offered at parks and forests. 

Offices, Visitor Centers, Interpretive Areas, Theaters

Masking is not required for vaccinated visitors; however, required for unvaccinated visitors.


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