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Tourism in Cumberland County, PA

Strategic Location for TourismCumberland Valley PA (a.k.a. Cumberland County, PA) is in the middle of two really important locations, the famed Appalachian Trail and the number one visited region in Pennsylvania.

Find recent statistics on the economic impact of tourism in the state and in Cumberland County.

Convenient Location

Visitors can stay at Cumberland Valley’s collection of modern, full-service hotels or charming bed and breakfasts and also include nearby Lancaster, Harrisburg, and Gettysburg in their stay.

The Valley is only a 2- to 3-hour drive away from Baltimore, D.C., Philadelphia, and New York City.



  • Outdoor Recreation
    • The midway point of the Appalachian Trail and the only hiking museum in the country – the Appalachian Trail Museum
    • Miles of other hiking and biking trails lead to historic rail trails, rolling farmland, and scenic vistas
    • World-renowned fly-fishing streams – Yellow Breeches Creek, LeTort Spring Run & Big Spring Creek Greenway
  • Auto Show Destination
    • World-famous Carlisle Events’ Car Shows
    • Historic Williams Grove Speedway
    • Auto Museums & Raceways
  • Notable History
    • Interactive indoor museum and outdoor Army Heritage Trail at U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center
    • Galleries and education center – Cumberland County Historical Society
    • Revolutionary War & Civil War sites and monuments throughout the area
  • Collection of Great Downtowns with Local Dining & Shopping

Tourism Infrastructure Loan Fund – CAEDC’s in-house loan program was established to lessen the financial risk to banks lending capital to businesses in the tourism industry for acquisitions and facility improvements. View other financing programs here.

Tourism Grant Program – Each year, CAEDC sets aside a portion of the hotel tax to put towards the Tourism Grant Program, which supports projects that increase visitation or enhance the visitor experience.

VisitCumberlandValley.com – The official destination marketing website for Cumberland Valley PA offers a variety of free resources for businesses, including listings, trip ideas, events calendar, and social media promotion.

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