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 dine, play, explore, and discover the perfect place to get away from it all.
Whether you are seeking out breathtaking views, looking to recharge along a quiet path, or experience adrenaline-pumping adventure, your weekend adventure awaits in the quiet beauty of south-central Pennsylvania.
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 the state to watch the fall hawk migration. 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.
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 some of our local parks or attractions will put you in the center of festivals focused on pumpkins, apples, and sunflowers. 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 in a corn maze, or soak in the beauty of the season on a relaxing hayride. When you're ready fora break, sip Pennsylvania wines and enjoy the unique flavors of craft brews at 20 locations along the Cumberland Valley Beer Trail. With so many choices, you’re sure to find just the right mix of relaxation and fun.
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 or well-run campgrounds, 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 and maps or get suggestions from friendly staff at the Cumberland Valley Visitors Center.
What are you waiting for? Your Weekend Easy adventure awaits. The hardest part is returning home.