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Carlisle is the seat of Cumberland County, and since its founding in 1751 it has been the center of both business and leisure opportunities revolving around its location as the Crossroads of Pennsylvania in the Cumberland Valley through the Appalachians. The mountains to North and South of Carlisle provide the backdrop to many activities, the links on this page will take you to a wide variety of web-sites, with things to do from fishing to walking to hiking to skiing. Choose your activity at your own speed in and around Carlisle.

Link to fly-fishing page World-Class Fly-Fishing

The limestone streams around Carlisle are world-famous for the quality of the fly-fishing experience. In fact, the Yellow Breeches and the Letort Spring Run are listed as two of the top 50 trout streams in the world. Along with the Conodoguinet Creek they form part of the tributary system of the Susquehanna River (or "Sasquesahanough" as Captain John Smith wrote it in the year 1612) which in turn enters the Chesapeake Bay at Havre de Grace, MD. Return to top

Link to AHEC Carlisle Golf Courses

Carlisle has some extremely good, challenging golf courses. From the links course at Mayapple to the scenic course at Eagle's Crossing alongside the Conodoguinet Creek, there are opportunities for golfers of every level to go out and ruin a perfectly good walk in the countryside! Return to top

Link to the Carlisle House B&B Ski-ing Page Skiing

The Cumberland Valley sits between mountains to the North and more to the South! Where there are mountains there are mountain activities, in our case we have some great skiing, snowboarding and other winter sports Return to top

Walking, Cycling, and Driving Tours

Carlisle provides many opportunities for touring by foot, bicycle, and car. This link takes you to our Touring Page where you can print out pdf documents describing tours, and where you can link to other sites providing information about touring around Carlisle. Return to top

Link to PA State Parks page Pennsylvania State Parks

If you want to explore Pennsylvania's great outdoors, you've come to the right place! The Carlisle House is within easy distance of King's Gap, Colonel Denning, Big Spring, Pine Grove Furnace, and many other State Parks in the Dutch Country Roads region of South-Central Pennsylvania. Return to top

Link to AHEC The Army Heritage Trail at AHEC

The Heritage Trail at the Army Heritage and Education Center is an outdoor trail which leads you through Army History from the French and Indian War onwards. During the summer, living historians are available to show you what life was really like in the Army of bygone times. Return to top

Link to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy The Appalachian Trail

The Cumberland Valley provides the mid-point to the world-famous Appalachian Trail which stretches from Georgia to Maine. From here you can walk the trail to your heart's content!

If you are hiking the trail, we would be happy to pick you up and drop you off at the AT Field Office in Boiling Springs.

Link to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy
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Link to the Susquehanna River Trail Association Kayaking on the Susquehanna

The Susquehanna river has played an important role throughout the history of the United States. Before European conquest, the Susquehannock, an Iroquoian tribe, lived along the river and gave the Susquehanna its name. There are few things more pleasant on a warm summer's day than floating down the river through beautiful Pennsylvania countryside. Link to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy
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Carlisle House, 148 S Hanover Street, Carlisle, PA 17013
Tel: 717-249-0350
Fax: 717-249-0458
E-mail: Info@TheCarlisleHouse.com
Innkeepers: Carolyn and Tim Carlisle
Great Photography by Christian Giannelli
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