With over 54,000 acres, 200 miles of trails, three state parks, two state forests and scenic waterways, you can discover and explore Cumberland Valley's serene and stunning landscape.
Pick up trail maps and find out more about short day trips along the A.T. at the Mid-Atlantic Appalachian Trail Conservancy office located along Children's Lake in nearby Boiling Springs. The trail runs alongside the lake.
The only museum in the country dedicated solely to hiking provides a deep dive into the history of this iconic hiking path and its founders. It is located in Pine Grove Furnace State Park, where you can also find the midpoint of the A.T. The park is also home to two lakes with sandy beaches ideal for cooling off in the warm summer months.
The Mansion at Kings Gap offers a quiet oasis with panoramic views of the whole Cumberland Valley. You will find this 100 year old building at the end of a stunning four-mile winding drive through the park. Spend some time in the peaceful Mansion gardens or choose from more than 20 miles of hiking trails.
Located in downtown Carlisle, LeTort Spring Run is one of the finest limestone trout streams in the nation and is a popular fly-fishing destination. The tranquil two-mile trail that runs along the stream offers an easy hike that is an ideal location for bird watching.