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.
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 of the countryside. Take a look:
The yearly transformation of Adams County’s countryside is an amazing thing to witness, and if you’ve never seen Adams County in bloom, we highly recommend adding it to your bucket list – and making your way through this list of great places to experience it. But spring’s blossom season is truly just the beginning. The petals of those blossoms eventually do fall, but only to make way for an abundance of fruit – cherries, peaches, apples and so much more – which then leads to harvest.
There’s nothing better than enjoying a freshly-harvested sweet and juicy Adams County peach or taking a bite from a crisp apple, straight from the tree. Throughout the summer and fall, stop by one of Adams County’s countryside markets to pick up fresh produce to take home, or even pick-your-own. Enjoy the fruit just as is, or try using it to bake sweet treats like fresh cherry white chocolate cookies, peach pizza pie and apple pie. And through Adams County’s growing craft beverage industry, that freshly harvested produce is going even further and we’re now able to enjoy it in even more amazing ways. On your next trip to the area, discover our wineries, distilleries, cideries and breweries that are taking Adams County produce and using it to create irresistible craft beverages.
On your next visit to Gettysburg, treat your inner musician to live musical entertainment around our historic town. Whether you like bluegrass, rock, period music, or something in between – you can find it in Gettysburg!Learn more about this trip idea
By Jess Clevenger – I’ve been an Adams County resident for two years, and from my observation, there is no dessert more authentically Adams County than apple pie. And it comes as no surprise, as Adams County is the highest apple producing county in Pennsylvania. Most locals I’ve come to know not only thoroughly enjoy … Continue reading Adams County Apple PieRead this blog post
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 HarvestRead this blog post