50 Fun Things to Do in Cumberland Valley

1. Car Shows & Races

If you love things with engines and wheels, visit a Carlisle Events Auto Show or watch a sprint car race at Williams Grove Speedway.


2. Hiking

Take a hike on the famous and easily accessible Appalachian Trail and visit the only museum dedicated to hiking in the country.

Appalachian Trail

3. Army Heritage Trail & Center

Walk through WWI trenches and explore a tank on the Army Heritage Trail at the U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center.

Army Heritage Trail @ USAHEC

4. Pine Grove Furnace State Park

Relax by a lake, hike, bike or camp at Pine Grove Furnace State Park.

Pole Steeple Trail at Pine Grove Furnace State Park

5. Civil War History

Discover Civil War history in downtown Carlisle with an self-guided walking tour.

Army Heritage Days - civil war

6. Meadowbrooke Gourds

Learn the process of growing gourds and turning them into works of art at Meadowbrooke Gourds.


7. Cumberland Valley Rail Trail

Roll down the Cumberland Valley Rail Trail on a bike for scenic views of the Valley's agricultural land.

Cumberland Valley Rail Trail 1200 x 800

8. Carlisle Indian Industrial School

Learn about one of the Valley's famous past residents, Jim Thorpe, and the history of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School at the Cumberland County Historical Society.

Carlisle Indian School Photo

9. Dine Along the River

Dine on one of the largest decks on the Susquehanna River for beautiful views of the state capital at Dockside Willies in Wormleysburg.


10. The Playhouse at Allenberry

Enjoy a theatre performance at The Playhouse at Allenberry.



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