Spring in Cumberland Valley

Spring is a great time to wade in Cumberland Valley’s famous fly-fishing streams. The Valley is known far and wide as a fly-fisher’s paradise and has been for a very long time.

Home of renowned fly-fishermen like Ed Shenk, and known for famous fly-fishing streams including the Yellow Breeches Creek, LeTort Spring Run and Big Spring Creek, fly-fishermen have been traversing the Cumberland Valley since the 18th Century. Our scenic streams range from all-tackle Approved Trout Waters to fly-fishing only and no-harvest sections. This area is rife with Class-A Fly-Fishing waters - the highest qualify in the state for wild trout fly-fishing.

For a challenge, take on LeTort Spring Run. This stream is considered by some to be the most challenging stream in the world to fly-fish in, and was prominently featured in the book Fifty Places to Fly Fish Before you Die by Chris Santella. Fishermen come from around the world to try and reel in a big, wild and colorful brown trout, but the nature of the stream means they are smart and have many places to hide.

For a more leisurely experience, Yellow Breeches Creek is an angler’s delight. The most popular catch and release section is a mile long and runs through Allenberry in Boiling Springs. Designated as a “Pennsylvania Scenic River”, Yellow Breeches never has a shortage of trout (mix of stocked and wild trout).

For more great fishing spots including parking info, ADA accessible locations and more, browse the Valley’s Top 10 Fishing Locations at VisitCumberlandValley.com/10Fish.

Whether you’re just getting started or an experienced angler, plan a trip to the newly opened TCO Fly Shop in Boiling Springs. The shelves are stocked with equipment, tying materials and clothing.
Find even more fun things to see and do at VisitCumberlandValley.com. May is also filled with other fun events and happenings throughout the Valley. View a sampling below.

Mother’s Day Tea @ Rosemary House – May 8th  
Celebrate Mothers’ Day at this lovely Victorian Tea Party. This perfect day will feature an elegant afternoon tea (tea sandwiches, variety of scones, fresh fruit, assortment of desserts and more) and a lovely gift for everyone.

PA Greek Fest 2016 @ Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral – May 13th-15th
Take a tour of the church, enjoy watching the Greek dancers, stop by the hand-crafted jewelry and artisan booths, and visit the Gyro, Souvlaki & Saganaki booths. Cash only for food, beverage and Greek grocery store. ATM on site.

Bloom Festival @ Shippensburg Borough Parking Lot – May 14th
The streets of Shippensburg will come alive with color, scents, music, and activities that signify the arrival of spring time. Bring the family to enjoy children’s activities; music, craft & food vendors; local produce & floral sales; and much more! Vendors will offer a variety of sumptuous foods.

Carlisle Import & Performance Nationals @ Carlisle Fairgrounds – May 20th-22nd
Carlisle Events has reinvented a nearly 30-year tradition by transcending all marques, scenes and styles, the Carlisle Import & Performance Nationals features more than 2,000 show vehicles. Joining together two shows will create a larger, more exciting and action-packed show experience.

2016 Army Heritage Days (AHD) @ USAHEC – May 21st-22nd
AHD is the USAHEC’s popular timeline living history event covering Soldier history from the 16th century to the present. While AHD examines nearly every era of U.S. Army History, this year’s event will highlight the Vietnam War era with more re-enactors, well-known Veterans relating their experiences in Vietnam, one of the first helicopters in l-z x-ray, and other events specifically for that time period.

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