Category: Spirit of Fall

Falling for Pumpkin in Gettysburg

October 13, 2017

We have enjoyed the growing season in Adams County this past year – from asparagus to strawberries, cherries, summertime veggies, peaches and apples – it’s been a delicious year. And with fall now here, and the growing season coming to an end, we are fully embracing pumpkin season. To celebrate the season, we felt inspired to get to the kitchen to bake a tasty treat, using homegrown Adams County pumpkins. We turned to the Inns of the Gettysburg Area cookbook, where we found a fabulous recipe from the Historic Fairfield Inn 1757 for homemade pumpkin pie filling. This is a ... Read This Story

An Authentic Adams County Autumn Date

October 6, 2017

By Paige Neidig – There is something about autumn that brings romance to the air. Maybe it’s cozy campfires, sharing warm fall foods or squeezing in close to the one you love as the temperatures drop. In Adams County, Pa., there are endless ways you can celebrate fall with that special someone. Check out this authentic Adams County autumn date itinerary.

Stop 1: Fields of Adventure

Begin your date with a trip to Fields of Adventure in Aspers, Pa. Fields of Adventure is bursting with fall fun waiting to be had by children and adults alike. A favorite by many couples is ... Read This Story

Fall 2017 Can’t-Miss Gettysburg Moments

September 22, 2017

By Stacey Fox – The official start of fall is finally here and once the temps realize it, we’ll be kicking through leaves and digging out our favorite sweaters. Until then, I’ve created my “must do” checklist for Gettysburg this fall.

Browse the Gettysburg Outdoor Antique Show

Gettysburg’s Outdoor Antique Show happens twice a year, and fall is the perfect time to check it out. I enjoy browsing through old treasures and the antique show gives me a chance to enjoy the crisp fall air while searching for that perfect find. After you browse the antiques that line the streets all along ... Read This Story

Adams County Apple Pie

September 14, 2017

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 eating it, but also know how to make a perfect apple pie. So I decided that after two years of living here, it was finally time that I learned to make an apple pie from scratch. Actually, I decided that it was time to make ... Read This Story

Adams County Wine Trail

September 1, 2017

By Paige Neidig – What makes a perfect wine trail? Lots of stops close together, a scenic drive and fantastic wines, of course. In the heart of Adams County, Pa., you’ll find all of the makings for a perfect wine trail.

To make it even better, your drive time will be spent meandering through fruitful orchards and rolling hillsides of authentic Adams County, seeing historic landmarks along the way to the four vineyards and three tasting rooms that make up the Adams County Wine Trail. Please remember, don’t drink and drive. Designated drivers, or taking an Uber, are recommended. Take a look ... Read This Story

Celebrate Autumn in Gettysburg: Five Flavorful Fall Drinks

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

Top 10 Things to be Excited for in Gettysburg this Fall

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

12 Best Cocktails in Gettysburg for Thanksgiving

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

Taking the Scenic Route through Gettysburg’s Beautiful Countryside

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

Seven Haunted Restaurants You Need to Visit in Gettysburg

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