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A Fall Visit to Gettysburg


Fall may very well be the best time to visit Gettysburg and Adams County. The weather cools off a bit from the summer heat and humidity to provide a crisp morning with daytime temps in the 60s. Since early fall can still bring warm days in the upper 70s and 80s, you may want to pack your summer shorts just to be sure. Evenings offer a delightful coolness that long for a light jacket, warm sweater and comfy jeans.

The senses are on overload in the fall. Bright colors adorn the trees as autumn foliage takes over. The orchards are bursting with apples that land in our markets and turn up in fresh-baked pies, ciders and delicious desserts. You can smell the crispness that is fall in Gettysburg.

This is the perfect time of year to stay longer on the battlefield or on the deck at the local winery without fear of overheating. With many festivals you’ll want to plan an extra day to make time for our traditional experience to be expanded with extra fun and food. If planning an October visit, book early as this month can be as busy as a weekend in July – and if you visit, you will quickly see why.

Your Teens Go to Gettysburg

Your Teens Go to Gettysburg

Let’s be honest, our kids love their mobile devices – their phones and tablets are all but connected to them. That is why Gettysburg is the place to bring them – they can use them, but they will likely want to put them down. Really… just try it.

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As the Sun Sets on Gettysburg

As the Sun Sets on Gettysburg

By Eliza Hunt – I still remember the first time I visited Gettysburg when I was 7 years old. Where I grew up – in New Jersey – there are only cornfields and forests, so the hustle and bustle of even a small town like Gettysburg seemed almost magical to me. Even now, as I … Continue reading As the Sun Sets on Gettysburg

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Adams County Pear Harvest Loaves

Adams County Pear Harvest Loaves

We’re celebrating fall and the beginning of the holiday season in Gettysburg, Pa., with this pear harvest bread, a recipe courtesy of one of our countryside fruit markets – Boyer Nurseries and Orchards. Warm ginger, zesty lemon, toasty walnuts, caramelly brown sugar and sweet, juicy pears are combined to make this comforting, festive bread. These … Continue reading Adams County Pear Harvest Loaves

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