Yes we have a famous battlefield to tour by car, bicycle, horseback, and even on foot but we boast a wealth of activities beyond those historic acres.
From historic taverns to ethnic cuisine, farm-to-table dining to unique edibles, the tastes of Gettysburg are sure to please every palate.
With adventures to suit every budget, Gettysburg and Adams County businesses offer plenty of packages to help visitors create their dream vacations.
Sugaring, the art of making maple syrup, has been practiced for thousands of years. The tradition began in the Northeast United States centuries ago with the Native Americans and colonists. People of all ages are invited to see this tradition brought to life by Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve naturalists. You will learn how trees are tapped, view sap-collecting methods past and present and see the boiling process that produces delicious maple syrup.
This 90-minute tour program is conducted throughout the last few weeks of February and into early March (weather permitting). Public demonstrations are available during Mount Hope Maple Madness, the last Saturday in February and the first Saturday in March. Organized groups (such as schools, scout groups, etc.) may schedule private demonstrations on the Preserve, February 15 – March 15.
7:30am–11:30am Pancake Breakfast and Local Art & Craft Vendors
9:00am–Noon Maple Sugaring Tours (90 minute tour; last tour begins at Noon and runs until 1:30pm)
Tickets available at the door.
All-you-care-to-eat Pancake Breakfast: $8 Adult / $4 Child
Maple Sugaring Tour: $8 Adult / $5 Child
“Sweet Deal”: Best Price — Breakfast & Tour: $12 Adult / $7 Child (under 3 Free)