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Adams County, Pa., is the heart of Pennsylvania's Fruit Belt. In the fields north of the Gettysburg battlefield are some of the most scenic in the region. With more than 20,000 acres of orchards, it's a destination all in itself.

  • Apple BlossomsApple Blossoms
    Every April and May, the Adams County Countryside is dotted with a variety of apple and peach blossoms. Here, trees line the hills at Boyer's Nurseries and Orchards in Biglerville, Pa.

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  • Peach BlossomsPeach Blossoms
    While Adams County apples are the centerpiece of the Pennsylvania Fruit Belt, farmers here grow a variety of fruit including peaches, pictured here.

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  • Apple CountryApple Country
    There are more than 35 varieties of apples growing in Adams County, just north and west of the Gettysburg battlefield. While many apples are sold to processing plants in the area for apple juice and apple sauce, others are sold at local farmers' markets.

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  • Apple OrchardsApple Orchards
    Adams County features more than 20,000 acres of apple orchards, which includes 35 varieties.

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  • Farmers' MarketsFarmers' Markets
    There are more than 35 varieties of apples growing in Adams County. While many apples are sold to processing plants in the area for apple juice and apple sauce, others are sold at local farmers' markets. (Credit: Carl Shuman)

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  • Apple BlossomsApple Blossoms
    Every April and May, the Adams County Countryside is dotted with a variety of apple and peach blossoms. Here, a blossom blooms on a tree at Boyer's Nurseries and Orchards in Biglerville, Pa.

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  • National Apple Harvest FestivalNational Apple Harvest Festival
    Every October, Apple Country celebrates its agricultural heritage by welcoming 100,000 into the heart of the Pennsylvania Fruit Belt at the National Apple Harvest Festival. Here, workers fill buckets of apples to be processed for apple jam, sold every year at the festival.

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  • Peach BlossomsPeach Blossoms
    While Adams County apples are the centerpiece of the Pennsylvania Fruit Belt, farmers here grow a variety of fruit including peaches, pictured here.

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  • Apple OrchardsApple Orchards
    Adams County features more than 20,000 acres of apple orchards, which includes 35 varieties.

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  • Apple OrchardsApple Orchards
    Hollabaugh Bros. Inc, of Biglerville, are one of several dozen fruit growers in Adams County, Pa.

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  • Apple CountryApple Country
    Apples sit outside Hauser Estate Winery in Biglerville, Pa. The winery produces an apple wine and is famous for its hard cider.

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  • Gettysburg Wine & Fruit TrailGettysburg Wine & Fruit Trail
    Adams County's orchards have joined with the region's wineries for a scenic trail through the countryside. Visitors can taste wine, shop at farmers' markets and see the beautiful landscape.

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