Visiting Boiling Springs

I got an email from a possible tourist asking about visiting our town in May or June along with a toddler and a fisherman.  Here is my reply to her – and I invite you, our community and past Boiling Springs visitors, to add your suggestions to the comments as well!  Thanks.


May and June can be hit or miss.  May is definitely nice, cool (not cold)… very spring like normally.  June is different – sometimes it is hot, last year was cold and rainy.  Can’t predict that one.
The pool opens on Memorial Day weekend and is only open on weekends until school lets out (around the 10th of June)
Boiling Springs, at the Yellow Breeches, is one of the best fly fishing areas in the country.   There is an anglers shop (Yellow Breeches Outfitters) at one end of the Children’s Lake and they probably have more information.
Allenberry is 1/4 mile from the Lake.  In addition to Allenberry there are 2 more B&B’s right on Front Street, the Garmanhaus and Gelina’s Manor.
I don’t know of many great things for a toddler to do in Boiling Springs, since the fishing really lends itself to an older tourist population.  The pool is nice – but he probably can’t ride the slides, so you are limited.
Hershey and Dutch Wonderland are about 45 minutes away.  Dutch Wonderland would be great for him – I am sure.  Watch the schedule for open dates and times.  May is tricky.
Hershey Park may or may not be too old for him.  They have kids rides and there is a waterpark section as well that he may be able to use, but for the price – I have to feel that the older the better.
As far as restaurants, Allenberry has two, the Boiling Springs Tavern is right across from the lake (fine dining, dinners at around $20), and Anile’s is a Italian pizza/sub shop – really great food there as well.
Other than that – Boiling Springs is small, quaint, quiet, nice scenery, but not so much the ‘place to be for exciting things’… not to knock the town – but exciting is not the key.  Quiet and relaxing is more the pace.
You can also check with the Cumberland Valley visitors bureau (and their site for more ideas around the whole Cumberland County)

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