Month: July 2016

Pack a Picnic for the Park

July 29, 2016

 

By Davin Jurgensen – When the weather is warm and the sun is shining, the last thing you want to do is spend time inside.

Luckily, you can enjoy the outdoors all day around Adams County, Pa. – even when it comes to eating. But rather than sitting on the patio of a restaurant eating your meal, how about being as close to nature as possible? Try gathering yourself some food from places around town and taking it to go on a picnic.

The scenery is too breathtaking around the countryside to miss out on an opportunity to enjoy a meal, listen ... Read This Story

Beating the Summer Heat in Gettysburg, Pa.

July 22, 2016

By Carl Whitehill – The summer season is a great time for a Gettysburg roadtrip, but if you’re worried about the temperatures, this town has a variety of ways for visitors to cool down and chill out. Visitors may even find themselves exploring parts of the destination they would have never considered.

Start by planning your day accordingly. Sure, by mid-afternoon temperatures may be a bit uncomfortable at times, but schedule that wake-up call at the hotel a little earlier than usual and head outdoors before the heat sets in. You may even catch that sunrise you’ve always wanted to see.

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A Summer Morning Hike at Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve

July 14, 2016

By Paige Neidig – During every hike I take, I have this one notable moment of appreciation. It can happen at any time during my hike, but all at once I am hit with wonder, appreciation and gratitude for the life I’ve been given. Don’t get me wrong, I am often reminded of these things; but it is especially overwhelming in this one moment. Hiking reminds me that I am a part of something so much bigger than my own little world that I so often get caught up in. My life is connected to the trees, plants, wildlife, vegetation ... Read This Story

Alonzo Cushing: A Story of Honor

July 8, 2016

By Carl Whitehill – The Gettysburg battlefield is rich with history. Each of the approximate 165,000 soldiers who arrived in this small town to wage the largest battle on the continent has their own story. You hear names like Lee, Meade, Hancock, Chamberlain and Pickett, but the bravery and tragedy reaches far beyond the well-known war heroes.

Standing just waist-high amongst the hallowed plot of land commonly called the “Highwater Mark” or “The Angle” stands a simple monument to a soldier few people recognize in the un-ending abundance of books, documentaries and stories told about this epic battle.

It’s a simple memorial ... Read This Story

Life in Balance – The Gettysburg Battlefield on Two Wheels

July 1, 2016

By Donna White – Many days as I leave work, I pass a line of Segways headed up to Seminary Ridge. I always thought how nice and relaxing it looks to be out on a gorgeous day feeling the breeze in your face, enjoying the beautiful landscape and learning more about the history of our town. I finally had the opportunity and was able to share it with two of my co-workers, which just made the experience more memorable.

Kristi, Nicole and I arrived at SegTours of Gettysburg on a beautiful sunny day excited and apprehensive all at the same time. ... Read This Story