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Recreation & Entertainment

Cumberland Valley, as a destination, is a place where visitors and residents can unwind for a day in a historic downtown, such as Carlisle, Mechanicsburg or Shippensburg or for the weekend in the mountains at one of the three state parks or two state forests.

The County offers a perfect blend of outdoor recreation, historic sites, boutique and artisan shopping, great dining and more. Discover all the things to see and do in Cumberland Valley Pennsylvania here.


Conodoguinet Creek in Mechanicsburg

Learn more about the Valley’s collection of outdoor recreation here. Highlights include world-renowned fly-fishing, a variety of golf courses, kayaking and boating opportunities, biking trails, hiking for all skill levels including the famed Appalachian Trail, hunting, horseback riding and more.




History buffs love the Cumberland Valley. Step back in time with experiences that shed light on the Valley’s historic time periods from Revolutionary War and Civil War history, to military history past and present. Find more historical sites, self-guided tours and museums here.




History On High-6The Valley’s shopping opportunities include specialty boutique shops, antique stores, art galleries and “Made in Cumberland Valley” goodies that can be found along the downtown streets or tucked away in a small town. Big box names can be found spread throughout the Valley in convenient locations, and outlets are a short drive away in Hershey and Gettysburg. Discover all of the Valley’s shopping options here.



Carlisle-31Cumberland Valley’s dining choices will satisfy any palate. If you’re looking for a sophisticated place to take a client, a new favorite lunch spot, or a relaxed sports bar to hang out with friends, the Valley’s options don’t disappoint. For recommendations browse the Dine Around the World in Carlisle or Dining Hotspots in Mechanicsburg & the West Shore articles. View all of Cumberland Valley’s dining choices here.

When it’s time to unwind, cut loose at the Valley’s pubs, bars and other late night hotspots. View all the options here.


Corvetes at Carlisle.The Valley is known for its auto events and car racing. Thousands flock to the Carlisle Fairgrounds each year for the Carlisle Events Car Shows, spanning April – October. Special themed shows include Corvette, Ford, GM, Truck and more. Other area auto attractions include sprint car racing at Williams Grove Speedway, special car parades during Corvette and Ford Shows, and the Rolls Royce Museum which is home to Rolls Royce and Bentley cars. View all the car show and car racing opportunities here.


Shippensburg Corn Fest300Cumberland Valley’s calendar is filled with events that you and the family can enjoy. Discover arts festivals, historical tours, music events, wine walks, food and craft celebrations, theatre productions, New Year’s Eve festivities and more. View the Official Cumberland Valley Events Calendar here.


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