Category: Recreation & Rejuvenation

Off to the Races in Gettysburg with these 8 Great Running Events

May 11, 2017

For many, vacations are all about relaxing, indulging in great food and pushing yourself only hard enough to finish that ice cream cone. But for others, a weekend getaway is only highlighted by race bibs, sweaty socks and carb-loading.

Over the past few years, the Gettysburg area – because of its historic backdrop and majestic countryside – has become a great destination for runners and races. The region features everything from 200-mile relay races to marathons and trail races, even a one-mile race that is literally an uphill battle the entire way.

Destination Gettysburg put together a list of eight of Gettysburg’s ... Read This Story

Nine Places to Grab a Round after a Round in Gettysburg

March 16, 2017

Scoring a great brew and a burger after a round of golf is just as important as nailing that birdie on the 18th hole.

The Gettysburg region isn’t just home to some great golf courses, but incredible restaurants that are the perfect way to cap off a day with the clubs. We know that golfers want good food, but not always fancy, and a great selection of drinks to celebrate – or forget – their day out on the course.

With that in mind, we’ve compiled a short list – in the spirit of golf, we went with nine – of just ... Read This Story

Retail Therapy in Gettysburg

February 23, 2017

By Donna White – I admit it, I like to shop. Some would say that’s a problem, but everything in moderation, right? Sometimes shopping for me is just a way to get out of the house or office and think about something else. It’s kind of a mini escape, a way to rejuvenate and move forward. Gettysburg has so many little gems for those retail therapy getaways.

The Country Curiosity Shop located inside the historic Dobbin House at 89 Steinwehr Avenue, Gettysburg, is one of those shops that has a little bit of everything – from jams, fruit butters and candy, to ... Read This Story

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

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

Energize Your Mind, Body and Soul in Gettysburg, Pa.

May 23, 2016

By Paige Neidig – Not all vacations have to be about pigging out and putting your feet up. I enjoy trips that leave me feeling energized all around – in mind, in body and in soul. This seems to be a trend among travelers today. Achieving this overall state of wellness provides the focus, motivation and vigor to face whatever comes next in your return to “reality.” I can tell you first-hand that a vacation in Gettysburg will allow you to achieve that overall state of wellness. Working in Gettysburg every day, I know just how to do it!

 

Energize Your ... Read This Story

Being a kid again in Gettysburg, Pa.

April 25, 2016

By Kristi Cramer – Born and raised in Gettysburg, I haven’t always appreciated this majestic area as I should have been. As a kid growing up in a Civil War town, I knew what transpired here in July 1863, but I couldn’t grasp the role that those three days played in our nation’s history.

Now, several (many more than I care to admit) years later, I find myself working in a field that allows me to share my hometown with visitors from across the world and realize just how fortunate I really am.

I have two children of my own, Jayden (11) and Madison (9), ... Read This Story

Take a hike! Our Top 5 Favorites near Gettysburg, Pa.

March 2, 2016

 

By Carl Whitehill – As we transition from winter into the warmer spring months, there’s nothing that my family enjoys more than lacing up our hiking boots and hitting the trails. It’s our way, I suppose, of finally breaking free of a life indoors and stretching our legs with Mother Nature.

My sons, ages 5 and 6, still prefer a walk in the woods over television, computers and video games and I want to foster that interest as much as I can.

Gettysburg is uniquely positioned between three state parks, several wildlife preserves and a beautiful 6,000-acre battlefield that attracts history buffs ... Read This Story

Taking a Snow Day at Liberty Mountain Resort

January 21, 2016

By Stacey Fox – Since winter finally hit in Pennsylvania, my husband and daughter have been taking advantage of their season passes at Liberty Mountain Resort, just down the road from Gettysburg, Pa. They decided it was time for me to head to the mountain with them and see if I still had what it takes to keep up with them. It had been 16 years since I had clicked into a pair of skis, and I must admit, I was a little nervous about venturing out on the slopes again.

So much has changed since I was last at Liberty. ... Read This Story

Ten Ways to Make 2016 the Year to Visit Gettysburg, Pa.

January 8, 2016

By Carl Whitehill – So you think you know Gettysburg, do you? This is our challenge to you – to experience Gettysburg in a brand new way in 2016. Create some new memories this year with a getaway that brings you closer to not only our iconic history, but with the food, the culture and the people that make this town such an amazing place. We encourage you to try something new, bring someone new and leave with something new. Let this be your year in Gettysburg!

 

1. Try Something New We know that many of Gettysburg’s visitors love their traditions, but ... Read This Story