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South Mountain Geocaching Trail
Nestled in between Blue Mountain and South Mountain, the Cumberland Valley offers a rare and splendid balance of outdoor beauty, quaint downtowns and extremely accessible roadways.
The South Mountain GeoTrail connects the agricultural, heritage and natural resources within the region through selected “cache” sites. The sites were selected to provide the opportunity to hunt for Valley treasures while exploring the area’s natural beauty and communities.
Geocaching and the SMGeoTrail are open to everyone with a GPS and a sense of adventure. Start your trip, by picking up a South Mountain Passport at the Cumberland County Visitors Center located at 33 W. High Street, Carlisle, PA (inside History on High – The Shop) or you can download a copy by clicking here. Each cache will contain a unique stamp to be used in your passport as proof of finding the cache. Once you successfully find 30 caches within the project area, you are eligible to receive a free one-of-a-kind geocoin.
The South Mountain region has a history that is as rich and complex as its landscape. Native Americans used the Cumberland Valley as a major travel and trade route. Iron forges manufactured cannon balls used during the Revolutionary War and George Washington led his army through the valley while fighting for our country’s independence. The French and Indian War pockmarked the region with battles. Later, the Civil War left a heavy imprint on the land. For many years, escaping slaves walked trails along the spine of South Mountain on the Underground Railroad.
Get your GPS ready to lead you along the South Mountain GeoTrail to hidden vistas, tucked away historical sites and more. After a long day on the trail, rest and relax in a nearby Bed & Breakfast.
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Reserve your room at our bed and breakfast on 14 acres of quiet woodlands. Three suites offer king size beds, ensuite baths, whirlpool tub and towel warmers, full breakfast served at your convenience.
Located near quaint Elizabethtown PA where antique shops, good restaurants, arts and entertainment are all within walking distance or a short drive. After a long day of antiquing or sightseeing, enjoy a nightcap at bedtime before you climb under the luxury linens, on feather beds in an air-conditioned guest room.