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Things to Do

Carlisle and the surrounding towns of Shippensburg, Mechanicsburg and Boiling Springs have something for every visitor. If you enjoy fishing, hiking, shopping, biking, touring historic sites and dining in some of the finest restaurants, the Red Cardinal Bed and Breakfast is a perfect place to begin. 
If you enjoy fly-fishing, two world famous streams, the Yellow Breeches and Letort Spring Run are within a 5 minute drive.
If golfing is you passion the golf course at Mayapple is nearby.
History abounds in the Cumberland Valley. The cities and towns surrounding Carlisle are steeped in Civil War history and Gettysburg is a 25 minute drive from our B&B.
The Army Heritage and Education Center has a walking history trail as well as an indoor exhibit and research center.
If shopping is on your agenda, you are in for a treat. Downtown Carlisle has its own "shop the block" on Pomfret Street. In addition, there many antique stores and unique shops in the downtown area as well.
If you are into "trash to treasure" shopping, there are plenty of "tag" sales and church bake/yard sales throughout the summer. The Red Cardinal B&B has its own "Joanne's stand" for "recycled" garden items.
If cars are your interest, you must attend one of the Carlisle car shows that are held from April through October. Our "repeat" guests have been attending the car shows for more than a decade.
At the end of a busy day of exploring, there are numerous restaurants to choose from. We will be more than happy to suggest some of our "favorites".
Car Shows
Car Shows
We're one of the largest presenters of collector car and truck events in the world, and the preferred automotive destination for enthusiasts, clubs and collector car hobbyists worldwide!
Downtown Carlisle Association
Downtown Carlisle Association
Visit downtown Carlisle. All attractions and seasonal events are featured here. Activities for the whole family from ice art to parades.

Gettysburg
Gettysburg
The Battle of Gettysburg was a turning point in the Civil War, the Union victory that ended General Robert E. Lee's second and most ambitious invasion of the North. Often referred to as the "High Water Mark of the Rebellion",
The Appalachian Trail
The Appalachian Trail is more than just a footpath: it's the sweeping views, the plants and animals, the communities, and the people dedicated to celebrating and protecting this national treasure.

US Army History & Education Center
US Army History & Education Center
Discover the rich history of the United States Military at US Army History & Education Center. Weekly patriotic events are held and designed to be for the whole family.
Visit Cumberland Valley
Visit Cumberland Valley
Cumberland Valley PA is located smack dab in the middle of two really important locations, the Appalachian Trail and the number one visited region in Pennsylvania.

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