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Cumberland Valley was selected by USA's Official Best of Pennsylvania television show as the "2010 Official Best Family Weekend Destination for Pennsylvania."
Cumberland Valley Pennsylvania is along the Susquehanna river and the hub of the Gettysburg, Hershey and Lancaster vacation region. The area is the number one visited region in the state and just a 2-hour drive from Baltimore and Washington D.C.
Connect with nature while cycling on the 11-mile Cumberland Valley Rail Trail, swimming and boating at state park beaches and horseback riding through scenic mountain trails. Cumberland Valley is home to the midway point of the 2,200-mile Appalachian Trail and the newly opened Appalachian Trail Museum, the only hiking museum in the country.
Learn about the area's centuries-old roots with a self-guided tour of the historic sites and museums. Visit the U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center, where you'll walk in a soldiers' footsteps along the Army Heritage Trail. This one mile outdoor trail features full-scale military exhibits from the French and Indian war through the present.
The picturesque town of Boiling Springs offers opportunities to relax, walk or picnic around Children's Lake. The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is also located in Boiling Springs with easy access to the famous trail.
Carlisle Events' attracts more than half-a-million enthusiasts each year to ten FAMILY-FRIENDLY collector car, truck and motorcycle events, including the World's largest Corvette extravaganza.
For great shopping, The West Shore Farmer's Market is a 60,000 square foot market and upscale shopping district. Whether you're shopping for fruits, veggies, meats, designer clothes, trendy gifts or stopping for a bite to eat -- the vast selection will tempt your taste buds and satisfy all your shopping needs.
Cumberland Valley offers a unique collection of outdoor, cultural, historical and educational activities FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY. Next time you're in Pennsylvania, be sure to stop in Cumberland Valley, this year's Official Best Family Weekend Destination for 2010!