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Historic South Mountain Fruit Belt - America's Orchard


Historic South Mountain Fruit Belt

Adams County, PA

The Historic South Mountain Fruit Belt encompasses over 20,000 acres and forms a fertile crescent covering the south-eastern slopes of South Mountain in the western half of Adams County. The soils are deep, well drained and gravelly, and make this one of the finest fruit producing regions in the United States. 

Adams County is the largest producer of apples and peaches in Pennsylvania and 5th in the nation. A thriving fruit industry has existed here for over a century, and now boasts a growing wine industry. Only in Italy can similar soils be found. 

Explore our scenic Historic South Mountain Fruit Belt to discover the beauty of our blossoms in spring and the fruitfulness of our harvest seasons. Along the way, you will uncover a variety of farm markets, wineries, events and activities that highlight our fruit growers. 

Each May you can enjoy the Adams County Fruit Growers Apple Blossom Festival. Return in October for our annual National Apple Harvest Festival hosted by the Upper Adams Jaycees. Each event highlights our wonderful Apple County. 

An adventure through "America's Orchards" is a wonderful way to experience our authentic Adams County destination. 


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Attraction Information

  • Tour Type : On-site Dining, Guided Tour, Self-Guided Tour

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  • General : On-site Bus Parking, Student Friendly