Cumberland Valley, PA - The Official Best Family Weekend Destination
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!
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Visit Clearfield County - Halfway to Everywhere
Why plan a road trip to the backwoods. backroads. backwaters. of Central Pennsylvania? Some might say it’s the sweeping curves, quiet roadways and breathtaking views that are building this region as a destination for adventurers worldwide. Others recognize its easy access from Interstate 80 and U.S. Route 219. There are over 40 lodging properties to rest and relax at as you explore the region.
Clearfield County encompasses 1,154 square miles of Pennsylvania with an elevation ranging from 780 feet at the West Branch Susquehanna River to 2,405 feet in the mountains. The county features spectacular views of gorges, rivers, lakes, forests, hills and valleys and wildlife.
Take a river hugging journey along the West Branch Susquehanna Byway. The Byway is an 85-mile driving tour that allows you to enjoy the West Branch Susquehanna River, scenic destinations, local flavor and historic culture from the seat of your vehicle.
One of our motorist’s favorite trips winds through the Quehanna Wild Area, the largest wild area east of the Mississippi. The backroads circle through miles of untapped wilderness with views of Pennsylvania hardwoods, including an award-winning virgin white birch forest at Marion Brooks Natural Area.
In the fall, the largest free-roaming elk herd in the East are very active. Their bugling rings through the mountains as they vie to become the king of the clan. You can stop at one of many wildlife viewing areas and start your list of all the creatures you come in contact with while traveling through Clearfield County.
Spring is a great time to enjoy the awakening of the flora and fauna that decorates the geography of this gorgeous region. Pennsylvania’s state flower, mountain laurel is in bloom along with native flowering trees and bushes. Traveling Rockton Mountain in early to mid-June is the best time to see miles of striking mountain laurel readying itself for interested viewers along the highway. The high elevation of this stretch of roadway allows you to delve into the majestic feeling of sitting on top of the world.
Summer travelers often enjoy the motorcycle friendly events that take place around the region. It is a great time to stop by Amish shops or grab an ice cream cone from a small dairy. Clearfield County is one of the friendliest places on earth, where old time values are still a custom honored by most. You can find establishments that welcome bikers with open arms and share stories that will lead you to great adventures for years to come.
One of the country’s most unique Harley Davidson shops is located in the City of DuBois. This building, once the site of Goodrich Manufacturing, was transformed into an old-fashioned downtown. Visitors may walk down a street lined with Harley Davidson's that just so happen to be looking for an owner. Feed the parking meters along the sidewalks for charity. With one of the area’s best service centers, a gift shop filled with swag and an onsite barber DuBois Harley Davidson is a biker’s haven.
Now that you are ready to take a road trip to Clearfield County, planning will be easy with this Half Way to Everywhere travel planner. Use Clearfield County as the hub and spoke stop on your next trip.
We are anxious to hear about your trip! Visit us on Facebook at Clearfield County Recreation and Tourism Authority, and share your photos and stories about your visit to the backwoods. backroads. backwaters. of Clearfield County.
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Villager Welcomes You to Lewisburg PA
Often referred to as one of the most charming small towns in America, Lewisburg, PA offers everything from a thriving downtown complete with the unique Art Deco theatre and countless boutiques to Bucknell’s world-class campus and a sprawling countryside lined with dozens of working farms. When you walk the streets of Lewisburg and meet the residents, it’s evident that those who live here take pride in their town and their homes and work to keep Lewisburg’s beautiful Victorian charm alive and well. Lewisburg offers everything you could ask for in a rural neighborhood. Plus, access to major routes makes New York City, Baltimore, and other nearby cities great options for day trips or weekend visits.
Lewisburg is also home to the original office in the Villager Realty family, which was founded by Tim Karr in 1973. As the strongest real estate firm in the 5 county combined Multiple Listing Services, Villager Realty, Inc. is uniquely positioned to offer the highest level of customer service available to prospective home buyers in the Central Susquehanna Valley.
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