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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.

A Day with Lincoln

A Day with Lincoln

Lincoln’s presence is felt all around Gettysburg. Although his visit to Gettysburg was short, it will never be forgotten. Plan your Gettysburg visit with all things Lincoln!

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Adams County Pie Trail

Adams County Pie Trail

If Adams County had a signature dessert, it would be pie. If you want to eat like a local, make your way through this pie trail on your next trip to the area. Whether you’re craving sweet or savory, don’t worry – this trail includes both. While there really are endless pies to try in Adams … Continue reading Adams County Pie Trail

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Adams County Growing Season – Blossom to Harvest

Adams County Growing Season – Blossom to Harvest

In Adams County’s countryside, time is measured in growing seasons. It begins in spring – when we start to see the first signs of new growth – buds pushing their way through the branches of fruit trees. Those buds then turn to beautiful, vibrant blossoms that create a blanket of color on the orchard-covered hills … Continue reading Adams County Growing Season – Blossom to Harvest

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