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National Parks, Outdoors & Recreation

Ready to get moving? Cumberland Valley PA's outdoors opportunities include over 54,000 acres and 200 miles of trails for you and the whole family to explore. If your passion is hiking, biking, kayaking, birding, golfing, world-class fly-fishing, seeking out breathtaking views, or simply being out in the sunshine, you'll find it all and more in The Valley.


GUIDED ADVENTURES Ever feel like you want to get out, be more adventurous and connect with nature, but lack the motivation to get started or you simply just don't have the equipment? In Cumberland Valley, you will find experienced guides eager to help you explore places most people never get to see. Schedule a backpacking, hiking, biking, boating, fishing or horseback-riding journey today. Want to learn how to line a rod, and cast and reel in a big brown? Try a guided fly-fishing lesson.

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PARKS & WILDLIFE AREAS Nature enthusiasts can't get enough of Cumberland Valley PA's state parks, state forests, community parks and wildlife areas. Traveling with the whole family? Cumberland Valley, PA is a bird watching paradise. Keep your eyes on the sky while exploring unique trails and the Valley's state parks. Connect with nature and your family and enjoy an educational and fun getaway hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing, camping, exploring and more.

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ATV TRAILS One way to explore the Cumberland Valley's vast scenery is riding through the wilderness on an ATV. Here you can discover Michaux State Forest's 35 miles of designated summer and 42 miles of designated winter ATV trails. The Michaux provides ample opportunities for both small game and deer hunting. There are many miles of trout waters and numerous lakes and reservoirs to support warm water fishing.

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HORSEBACK RIDING Discover The Valley from a different view. Take a guided horseback ride to scenic vistas on the trails of the beautiful North Mountain or enjoy one of our many horse-friendly trails. Visit in the spring or summer for lush green views or fall for a glimpse at the changing leaves. Traveling with a horse? Stay at the Pheasant Field Bed & Breakfast , they have a "horse hotel" for your traveling companion!

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HUNTING Hunters can go wild in Cumberland Valley PA's state parks, state forests and state game lands. The Valley's woodlands and fields make spotting common game species like deer, squirrel and turkey easy. Whether you're a hunter or a wildlife watcher you can enjoy The Valley's rich habitats. If you need to sharpen up your shooting skills, visit the shooting range at State Game Land #230

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FISHING Cumberland Valley's fishing is worth the wade, with two of the world's most popular fly-fishing destinations. LeTort Springs isn't for the faint of heart but Yellow Breeches is beloved by every skill level. You will fall for these fishing hot spots hook, line and sinker! Want to learn how to cast and reel in a big brown? Try a guided fly-fishing lesson. Need a fishing license? Visit the PA Fish and Boat Commission.

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