Boiling Springs PA Overview
If you are a water-lover, fly-fish at the world-renowned Yellow Breeches Creek, boat or fish at Children's Lake, or make a splash with the family at Cumberland Valley's oldest public pool and waterpark.
Boiling Springs is a hiker's paradise! Not only does the Appalachian Trail run through the center of town, but it's also home to the regional Appalachian Trail office. Boiling Springs was acknowledged as the first official Appalachian Trail Community in Pennsylvania for the town's commitment to providing a service to hikers and promoting the asset of the Appalachian Trail. This town is as passionate about the outdoors as its visitors! Welcome home hikers! If you enjoy the outdoors, take in a scenic bike ride as well.
Find all the fly-fishing and outdoor gear you need at the TCO Fly Shop. Take a guided fishing adventure or fly-tying class to learn more.
Don't know where to start? Get a taste of Boiling Springs with the Self-Guided Walking Tour, highlighting the town's 19th-century architecture, scenic sights and businesses that are located in unusual and historic buildings. You can also see where everything is located and plan your route using the Boiling Springs Interactive Map.
- In the 1800's, Island Grove in the Yellow Breeches Creek provided a great hiding place for freedom seekers on the Underground Railroad, thanks to its cloak of tall trees, low vines, dense shrubbery and the dedication of abolitionist Daniel Kaufman. Kaufman's house still stands on Front Street in the town of Boiling Springs.
- From 1875-1930, first a steam launch than a trolley ran to this popular destination to drop passengers off at Children's Lake Park to enjoy the dance pavilion and beautiful picnic spot.
- Boiling Springs get its name from the natural spring that runs into Children's Lake that literally bubbles. The 52 degrees Fahrenheit year-round temperature limits the possibility of swimming, but it is the perfect spot for a leisurely paddle or fishing with the family.
- June (first Saturday in June, 9 - 4 p.m.): Foundry Day Arts and Crafts Festival (juried festival)
- July: Be a spectator or join in the fun and design a boat made from anything and everything for the Anything Floats Race
- December (first Sunday in December): Visit Santa, listen to music & watch the lighting of the floating Christmas tree during the Tree Lighting at Children's Lake.
Residents and those relocating can find helpful information on the South Middleton Township website.