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Climate & Seasons

Cumberland Valley Pennsylvania welcomes all four seasons with beautifully colored falls, mild snowy winters, and comfortable springs and summers. View current weather.


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  • Winter – High 38, Low 22
  • Spring – High 59, Low 39
  • Summer – High 81, Low 61
  • Fall – High 62, Low 43

With unspoiled mountains framing Cumberland County on the north and south and with abundant forests and waterways, the Cumberland Valley is an outdoor playground and a sportsman’s paradise. Come to enjoy biking on our scenic roads and trails, canoe calm waters or thrash through a few rapids on the Yellow Breeches, and horseback ride across open fields and mountains.

Spring is the time of the year when many residents look forward to the fishing season on the county’s numerous trout streams. Others hike through this beautiful change of season, or visit the numerous local farmers’ markets for fresh vegetables and fruits. Many state and county parks, nestled within the mountains and valleys, offer quiet, scenic paths lined with pine needles and maple, oak and tulip poplar leaves.

Taking a brisk walk in the cool dew in the morning, or playing a round of golf on a beautiful course is the perfect way to spend a spring day. The Cumberland Valley offers many interesting and affordable golf courses, while hikers will find dozens of miles of trails featuring a wide variety of terrain and scenery.

For history buffs, this is a great place to live and visit. Wherever one roams in the County, traces of our Revolutionary and Civil War heritage can be found. The U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center and the Cumberland County Historical Society are great places to start an adventure. Find more spring things to see and do here.


In the heat of summer, visitors flock to the beaches in our state parks. Swimming, kayaking and boating are all popular ways to cool off in the summer months. Cumberland County hosts three of Pennsylvania’s most beautiful and enticing state parks. They are filled with endless outdoor recreational activities, including camping, hiking, biking, swimming, horseback riding, and picnicking. Children will find many places to play basketball, baseball, soccer or tennis. Many communities also have municipal pools – perfect places to bring the kids to take a dip on a hot day.

For golfers, there are eleven public and private courses in the county. Some courses are capable of hosting professional tournaments, others are short courses perfect for beginners. For younger golfers, miniature golf courses provide a fun, friendly way to get acquainted with the game. Find more summer things to see and do here.


In autumn, the trees on the mountains and valleys and in the towns and cities light up the landscape with hues of amber, yellow and crimson. Hiking, biking, scenic driving, kayaking, and horseback riding are superb ways to enjoy the fall colors. Fall is certainly the most colorful time of the year, bringing parades, craft fairs and harvest festivals. Indulge in homemade apple cider and soft and sugary cider donuts.

Fall is also the season to bring the whole family to a local pumpkin patch or apple orchard. Take an old-fashioned tractor-pulled hayride or haunted ride and run through a twisted corn maze. It’s fun for kids of all ages and you can even pick-your-own pumpkins and apples. Find more fall things to see and do here.


During the winter months, residents of Cumberland Valley often take time to enjoy great skiing and snowboarding at Roundtop Mountain Resort, or cross-country skiing at Colonel Denning State Park, in the Michaux State Forest, at Pine Grove Furnace State Park, or in Tuscarora State Forest. Ice fishing is readily available in Michaux and at Pine Grove. Snowmobilers will find trails throughout the county, but especially in Michaux, Pine Grove and Tuscarora. Ice Skaters will find groomed ice at Colonel Denning, Michaux, Pine Grove, and indoors at Twin Ponds Family Recreation Center.

Winter is also a great time to enjoy the Valley’s performing arts. Catch a show at the state-of-the-art H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center in Shippensburg or the retro Carlisle Theatre in downtown Carlisle. You can also try to figure out whodunit at Allenberry Resort Inn & Playhouse’s Murder Mystery Weekends. Find more winter things to see and do here.

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