6 Places to Find Zen

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1. Kings Gap Garden

Get in touch with nature and native Cumberland Valley plants at the Kings Gap Garden. The garden located on the grounds of the Kings Gap Environmental Education Center features three educational areas containing native plants and flowers, an herb garden and a wildlife habitat area. Spend an hour or two relaxing in this tranquil, mountaintop setting.

2. Children's Lake

Find a few hours of peace along Children’s Lake in Boiling Springs. This lake literally bubbles due to a naturally fed spring and remains a cool 52 degrees all year. Enjoy a walk around the lake on Lover’s Walk, where the Appalachian Trail runs by, or feed the ducks and watch the swans glide across the water.

3. Waggoner's Gap

A leisurely hike up to Waggoner’s Gap will lead to a breathtaking view of the Valley. Visit in the fall to see the beautiful kaleidoscope of tree colors and migrating hawks.

4. The Winery at Hunters Valley

Plan for an afternoon of relaxing at The Winery at Hunters Valley. After a tour and tasting, enjoy a picnic on the lawn with a river view over the grape vines.

5. Pine Grove Furnace State Park

On a nice day, leisurely float around the lake on a kayak or take a dip in Laurel Lake at Pine Grove Furnace State Park. Seasonal kayak rentals are available at Laurel Lake. Relax with views of native birds, plants and other wildlife.

6. Pole Steeple

Take the short hike up to Pole Steeple for a calming view of the Valley. This short, but rewarding hike allows for views of beautiful white and maroon colored quartzite and the lush Valley.