The town has a quiet, rural feel, but is also home to Cumberland Foreside, a coastal area adjacent to Falmouth Foreside sharing the legacy of fine homes and beautiful views of Casco Bay.
Val Halla Golf and Recreation Center, named the "Best Municipal Course" in Maine by Golf Digest has an excellent 18-hole course. Facilities include a driving range, putting greens, pro shop, and casual dining. Indoor golf is also available with six full swing simulators; professional lessons, individual tee times, couples' scrambles, and Sunday tournaments are included in the offered programs.
Cumberland is well-known for its Cumberland County Fair, a week-long celebration of education and agriculture. The annual event features fireworks, live bands, professional rodeos, harness races, livestock shows, and food and merchandise vendors.
The majority of GMS and GHS students participate in athletics or co-curriculars and students are competitive in both, often doing well in Regional and State level contests. Students also have the opportunity to study art and technical education with professionals from the Portland Arts and Technology High School.