Category: Spirit of Fall
October 6, 2016
By Jess Clevenger – Fall is officially here and there are signs of it everywhere in Gettysburg, Pa. The days and nights are crisper and cooler, the leaves are just beginning to turn, there is that “fall smell” in the air and seasonal specials are being featured at all of our favorite restaurants and shops.
For when you’re looking to unwind after a long day, relax with friends on the weekend, or if you just want to try something new and different, we’ve got a round-up of Gettysburg’s must-try fall cocktails and drinks. There’s nothing better than the warm, rich flavors ... Read This Story
September 22, 2016
By Paige Neidig – There is something about autumn that awakens the senses! We gaze upon the beauty of vibrant and colorful leaves falling from the trees, smell a campfire on a crisp fall night, hear leaves crunch beneath our feet as we walk, taste freshly baked pies of the apple and pumpkin variety and feel the warmth of a cozy sweater wrapped close around us during these fall days and nights. In Gettysburg, these 10 things will give you all of the fall feels!
1. Fall Foliage
Gettysburg is beautiful any time of year. However, take a carriage ride on the ... Read This Story
November 19, 2015
By Mary Bigham, Dish-Works.com – The time before the holidays in Gettysburg is meaningful for locals and visitors alike. For locals, the days leading up to Thanksgiving provide opportunities for overdue chats with former classmates, friends and family over drinks or locally roasted coffee. For visitors, it means celebrating seasonal bounty and exploring the historic sites in town and its surrounding apple country while embracing the cool autumn weather.
Gettysburg in the fall is like a warm blanket easing everyone into the hectic holidays.
Just in time for Thanksgiving, I’ve rounded up a guide to the best seasonal cocktails in Historic Gettysburg. ... Read This Story
November 5, 2015
By Jim Cheney – As beautiful as the Gettysburg Civil War battlefield is, the true beauty of Adams County, Pa., lies in the countryside that surrounds the historic town.
Despite visiting downtown Gettysburg numerous times, like many visitors, I had never taken the opportunity to really explore the rest of the area.
Earlier this fall, I ventured out on the 36-mile Scenic Valley Tour built by Destination Gettysburg. This tour took me through some of the most beautiful areas of western Adams County. My trip was full of beautiful valleys, full apple orchards, and interesting history, all told to me through ... Read This Story
October 30, 2015
By Mary Bigham, Dish-Works.com – When you grow up in a town that is rumored to be full of ghosts, you’re not always hunting for the paranormal … but sometimes things happen that just can’t be explained.
A few of my friends have shared stories with me about “visions on the battlefield” or have told me about things being amiss in their childhood homes. One of my favorite stories (food-related, of course) is about a ghost named Gus. Supposedly, the former county jail cook, who worked there many years ago, haunts the attic of a close friend’s home, and he still enjoys cooking ... Read This Story
October 13, 2015
By Lynneah Smith – In the depths of the shadowy streets of downtown, amid the treacherous grasslands of the bloodiest Civil War battle, a whisper in the dark or a remnant of an illuminating figure seizes the hearts of daring souls brave enough to search through the past of the haunted town of Gettysburg.
As the imminent dark nights hastily consume the sun-shining days of summer, fall eerily lurks around the corner and with it, Halloween. Ideal for this time of the year, Gettysburg offers ominous candlelight tours and paranormal investigations, in which visitors can experience the frightening mysteries and happenings ... Read This Story
October 5, 2015
A Guide to Adams County Apple Country
By Mary Bigham, Dish-Works.com – Growing up in Gettysburg, I didn’t realize how fortunate I was to live in apple country. When I was young, my family attended the National Apple Harvest Festival, but the wonderland of apple offerings didn’t phase me.
In my younger world, apple fritters, apple butter and apple funnel cakes were the norm, and I was more impressed with the “roller coaster road” that lead to the festival. The hilly landscape would bounce me just enough out of my seat in our family van as we drove around the orchard-lined country roads.
As ... Read This Story
September 30, 2015
Northern Adams County, with its many apple orchards and forested hillsides, is a fantastic area to lose yourself for a day or two, especially in the fall. The winding roads take you through breathtaking valleys, past brimming apple orchards, and, if you plan it right, to Fields of Adventure.
Fields of Adventure is entering their sixth season of entertaining visitors at Smithfield Farms, a few miles from Biglerville, and just north of the Civil War battlefield in Gettysburg. Looking for a bit of family adventure, my wife, 1-year old son, and I decided to add Fields of Adventure to our fall explorations of ... Read This Story
September 16, 2015
By Mary Bigham, Dish-Works.com – If you’ve had a conversation with me in the last year or two, the following subject has definitely come up: cider. And the discussion starts with something like this: “Did you know that hard cider is the new champagne?”
It’s true! I’m so passionate about this easy-to-sip beverage that I want to share with everyone that hard cider is not just for gluten-free folks. It’s a trending, delicious product that’s turning heads in the beverage world and has strong roots in (my hometown) Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. In addition to being rich in history and abundant with dining options ... Read This Story
October 31, 2014
By Carl Whitehill – Years before I was promoting Gettysburg, I was actually covering Gettysburg with one of the local newspapers … well, sort of. I was rarely out and about seeing Gettysburg first-hand, but rather back at the office editing stories that reporters brought back after covering stories or events that took place in town. So, until I left, events like Dedication Day (the anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address) and Remembrance Day were simply events, observances or just another parade – one of Gettysburg’s many parades.
About 10 months into my new job with Destination Gettysburg back in 2008, I was ... Read This Story