Get Out on the Water in Cumberland Valley

June is the perfect month to get out on the water in Cumberland Valley.

For a relaxing experience on the water, try one of the many boating opportunities in the Valley. The scenic Children’s Lake in Boiling Springs is a great afternoon escape. The lake can accommodate shallow-draft boats, canoes and electric motor boats.

Another lake experience can be found at Pine Grove Furnace State Park on Laurel Lake. Rentals are available if you don’t have your own. There are also boating opportunities on the calming waters of the two water trails in the area. The Yellow Breeches Creek Water Trail (a PA Designated Scenic River) and the Conodoguinet Creek Water Trail both feature float-trips that are perfect for kayaks. There are also boating opportunities along the sparkling Susquehanna River.

The whole family can discover a beach getaway without the traffic and cost at Colonel Denning State Park or Pine Grove Furnace State Park. Both of these state parks offer sandy beaches and lake swimming. Swimming is also available at a variety of community pools throughout the area. Find a complete list at

Continue your water adventure with dinner on the Susquehanna River. Enjoy one of the themed Pride of the Susquehanna dinner cruises, from Murder Mystery to Wine and Cheese, or you can enjoy a relaxing afternoon cruise along the water.

Find even more fun things to see and do at June is also filled with fun events and happenings throughout the Valley. View a sampling below

Carlisle’s 19th Century Firehouses Walking Tour @ Cumberland County Historical Society – June 11th
Visit six firehouses, look at Carlisle’s most burned block, learn about a tragedy where a young lad was run over by a steamer, visit a firehouse where an undercover detective broke an arson ring, and talk about dozens of other interesting events. Reservations are required.

Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet’s June Series @ Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet – June 15th-18th
CPYB will wrap up the 2015/16 season with four days of mixed-bill repertory production. Five unique programs mix new works by today’s notable choreographers with classics and audience favorites that ballet novices and loyal patrons alike can appreciate.
Jubilee Day @ Downtown Mechanicsburg – June 16th
Take part in the largest, longest running, one-day Street Fair on the East Coast. The 87th edition of this annual event features more than 325 vendors from near and far offering food, games, arts & crafts, business information, retail products, carnival rides and more.

Carlisle GM Nationals @ Carlisle Fairgrounds – June 17th-19th
Organized by year, make and model, the National Parts Depot showfield will be loaded with top quality restored classics, original muscle cars and modified high-performance new models. Buckle up for autocross action, indoor displays of concepts, customs, performance and historic vehicles, NHRA drag racing, industry guests, activities for the kids special prizes throughout the weekend.

2016 Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Heritage Day @ Allenberry – June 18th
The Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Museum Association is happy to present the 2016 Annual Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Heritage Day. Angling enthusiasts and supporters are invited to the Meadow and Picnic Pavilion at Allenberry Resort to take part in a great day of fly fishing activities.

Pennsylvania Speedweek Opener @ Williams Grove Speedway – June 24th
Visit Williams Grove Speedway for some of the best 410 Sprint Car racing in the country. This night will feature 410 Sprints and 358 Sprints. Gates open at 6:00 pm.

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