Things to Do During the Summer in Cumberland Valley

Experience summer in Cumberland Valley, the perfect travel destination for a sun-soaked season of fun. Immerse yourself in the world-renowned Carlisle Events car shows, where automotive enthusiasts gather to celebrate their passion. Uncover the charm of our delightful downtowns, indulge in a vibrant shopping experience for locally made crafts, attend a plethora of family-friendly events, and explore local farm stands and markets for local, fresh foods.

As the day unfolds, cool off and refresh yourself in the serenity of our lakeside beaches or embark on a kayaking or fishing adventure along our scenic streams. Relax in the fresh air as you traverse miles of trails, including the iconic Appalachian Trail.

Make the most of your summer in Cumberland Valley, where each moment is a new discovery waiting to be experienced.

Appalachian Trail-24

Cumberland Valley is home to 46 miles of the famed Appalachian Trail, great hiking and biking trails for both the beginner and those more experienced, world-renowned fly-fishing streams, boating and kayaking opportunities and more.

Outdoor Recreation

Army Heritage Trail

Summer's warm weather means you can create the perfect combine outdoor adventure with all there is to see and do in Cumberland Valley. 


Williams Grove Speedway

Summer in the Cumberland Valley is an auto enthusiast’s dream. From renowned auto shows at the Carlisle Fairgrounds to historic speedways, the Valley has motorheads coming back time and time again.

Motor Sports

Dickinson Farm

There is no better season to shop for fresh foods and farm products in Cumberland Valley. Spend the summer months browsing through our roadside stands, markets, greenhouses and more

Farms, Markets & Wineries

Cumberland Valley Rail Trail

Summer is one of the best times to uncover Cumberland Valley's many trails. Foodies will love the chance to earn prizes along our Beer Trail and Ice Cream Trail while outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate numerous hiking, biking, and water trails for all skill levels and abilities. Whether you are traveling with your family, looking for a weekend activity, or have a few hours to try something new, our trails are the perfect place to start.

Cumberland Valley's Trails


Must-See in Cumberland Valley

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