Exploring Cumberland Valley- March

The month of March is when we begin to hope for warmer weather and can start planning to get back outdoors. Find a few fun Spring things to look forward to below. For even more things to see and do this upcoming season, visit www.visitcumberlandvalley.com/spring.

Children’s Lake in Boiling Springs is one of the best places to go when the weather starts to warm up. Enjoy a leisurely stroll around the lake or a picnic lunch with a beautiful backdrop. Just across the street from the lake is Caffe 101 where you can grab a quick lunch to enjoy an afternoon in this charming town.

For those looking to get a little more adventurous, spring is a great time to get out on the Appalachian Trail. There are various access points and parking spots throughout the Valley to make day hiking this famed trail easily accessible.

After a long winter of being stuck indoors, plan for a fun family day out at Roundtop Mountain Resort. Once the snow melts away, Roundtop gets out the zip lines, ropes courses, bumper boats and more for continued outdoor fun.

Another great spot to enjoy this spring is the 11-mile Cumberland Valley Rail Trail. Connecting Shippensburg and Newville, this trail follows an abandoned railroad track for easy hiking, biking and horseback riding.

The month of March also hosts a collection of events perfect to enjoy with the whole family. View a sampling below and find other exciting things to see and do this month at visitcumberlandvalley.com/events-calendar.

The Spirit of the Sixties: Art as an Agent for Change @ Trout

Gallery – Through April 11th


This exhibition features works created in response to the political, social, and cultural movements that shaped this turbulent period of American history.

A Year with Frog and Toad @

Carlisle Theatre – March 7th-8th

Arnold Lobel’s treasured book characters hop from pages to stage in a story of friendship and adventure. This whimsical show follows two great friends -- the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad -- through four fun-filled seasons.

South Mountain Conservation Heritage Film Festival @

Carlisle Theatre – March 10th


Pennsylvania has been called the “Cradle of Conservation” for the role the state and many of its leading citizens played in creating a popular conservation movement in America. Join us to preview short documentaries on two of Pennsylvania’s foremost conservation leaders.

Lawilowan American Indian Festival @ Shippensburg

University – March 14th


Lawilowan American Indian Festivals would like to invite everyone to the end of winter Pow Wow to celebrate the Native American culture with singing, dancing and drumming. You will see drumming, singing, dancing, crafts and vendors, Native food and the Native American Flute Circle.

Rhythm in the Night: The Irish Dance Spectacular @ The Luhrs Center –

March 17th


Celebrate your St. Patrick’s Day in true Irish style with an evening of exhilarating Irish Dance at the Luhrs Center. Rhythm in the Night is an epic journey derived from a tale of good versus  evil, and love and salvation told through Irish step dancing with a world class troupe of 18 male and female dancers.

Gilded Easter Egg Workshop @ Caromal Colours –

March 19th


Create 2 Emu and 4 Hen sized eggs using precious Italian leaf in a gorgeous variegated finish.

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