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.
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. Only in Italy can similar soils be found.
Adams County is the largest producer of apples and peaches in Pennsylvania and 6th in the nation. Our apple products are served in over 70% of restaurants and institutions across America. A thriving fruit industry has existed here for over a century, and now boasts a growing wine and craft cider industry.
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. You will also see a landscApe that is breathtaking, with miles of rolling hills orchars and beautiful historic farmsteads.
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.