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August 31, 2021

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Travel Weekend Getaways

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Waggoner’s Gap Hawk Watch

Each season in Cumberland Valley promises an endless variety of experiences for the ideal Weekend Easy getaway but this region really shines in the fall when you can plan a colorful weekend escape filled with festivals, food, fun, and more. 

Whether you are seeking out a breathtaking view, looking to recharge along a quiet path, meander through a corn maze, find dazzling fall foliage, or savor craft beverages, your weekend getaway awaits in the quiet beauty of south-central Pennsylvania, just a short two-hour drive from Philadelphia.

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Outdoor Recreation

Experienced hikers or those just starting out can discover and explore Cumberland Valley's more than 200 miles of scenic trails, including the 13-mile Cumberland Valley Rail Trail and 46 miles of the iconic Appalachian Trail. Sweater weather makes hiking even better. Find solitude as you leisurely stroll along trails glowing with dazzling fall foliage colors or try a more challenging hike that rewards you with spectacular panoramic views of Cumberland Valley. Combine hiking, scenic vistas, and bird watching with a visit to Waggoner’s Gap Hawk Watch which is one of the best sites in PA to watch the fall hawk migration.

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Appalachian Trail

Cumberland Valley is also a flyfisher’s paradise featuring some of the world’s most sought-after fly-fishing hotspots including the Yellow Breeches Creek, LeTort Spring Run, and Big Spring Creek Greenway. Stay at Allenberry Resort, one of only three Orvis-certified fly-fishing lodges in Pennsylvania. Nearby, TCO Outdoors has all your hiking and fly-fishing needs.

Fall Fun

Cumberland Valley’s fall festivals and events celebrate the bounty of the season mixed with food, drinks, entertainment, and fine arts. As you stroll around charming downtowns filled with boutique shops and the palate-pleasing cuisine of local restaurants, you might find a juried craft festival or a Halloween-themed celebration. A visit to the Valley's local parks or attractions will put you in the center of festivals focused on pumpkins, apples, and sunflowers.

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Fall Furnace Festival at Pine Grove Furnace State Park

Travel picturesque back roads where you’ll find roadside stands and farm markets filled with the bounty of the fall season. Load up on u-pick pumpkins or apples, roam around a corn maze, or enjoy the beauty of the season on a relaxing hayride. As you cruise the quiet country lanes, roll down the windows and soak in a serene and stunning landscape brimming with beautiful fall colors.

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Downtown Carlisle

Cumberland Valley Beer Trail

After an unforgettable day of outdoor adventure, reinvigorate your taste buds and experience the unique flavors of locally-crafted beers, wines, ciders, and spirits at 20 locations along the Cumberland Valley Beer Trail. Sign up for a free digital passport, check-in at participating locations, and start earning prizes. You will be impressed with the year-round seasonal releases, but for many, fall is the best time to enjoy some fantastic pours.

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Evergrain Brewing Co.

This weekend is about you, so choose your locations based on your tastes and preferences: dine inside or outdoors; try a new beer style or order distilled spirits instead; listen to live music or find a quiet, intimate location for two; or enjoy a Sunday brunch or a post-hike happy hour.

Places to Stay

Cumberland Valley’s hotels fit every style and budget. From luxurious lodging, to comfortable and conveniently located brand hotels, to intimate and unique bed and breakfasts, your accommodations promise a perfect home base for your getaway.

Plan Your Trip

Order a copy of the free Cumberland Valley Visitors Guide to help you plan your trip. Once you arrive, pick up free brochures, maps, and guides, or get suggestions from friendly and knowledgeable staff at the Cumberland Valley Visitors Center.

What are you waiting for? With so many choices, you’re sure to find just the right mix of relaxation and fun during your Weekend Easy escape. The hardest part is returning home.