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
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
May 3, 2017
By Stacey Fox – If you’re from Adams County, Pennsylvania, or have lived here for most of your life, there are a few things that you know to be true. We love our farmlands, we love our history and we love our heritage. Check out our list of ways you know you were born and raised in Adams County.1. You know spring has arrived by the fruit blossoms.
Cherries, peaches, apricots, plums and of course, apples, are abundant in Adams County. Spring officially arrives when each blossom has bloomed. If you happen to be from the northern parts of Adams County, ... Read This Story
March 29, 2017
As spring draws near in Adams County, Pa., we see the quaint town of Gettysburg and the neighboring areas preparing for a time of fruitfulness and beauty. Among other experiences, it signifies the beginning of outdoor adventures, live music overlooking breathtaking orchards and the opening of farm markets to purchase fresh locally-grown produce.
We prepared a list of some of these signature spring things to get excited about in Gettysburg.
Living History Weekends on the Battlefield
You always know that spring is upon us when the Living History Weekends begin on the Gettysburg Battlefield at the beginning of April. Confederate and Union living ... Read This Story
March 23, 2017
There is something to love about every season in Adams County, Pa., but when it comes to stunning views, springtime holds a special place.
Adams County is the number one apple producing county in Pennsylvania, meaning we have a lot of trees here. Orchards cover tens of thousands of acres in the county, where not only apples are grown, but peaches, pears, cherries, plums and a variety of other fruits as well. When spring rolls around, all of those fruit trees produce vibrant blossoms, creating a spectacle of color among the rolling hills of the countryside. For photography enthusiasts, nature lovers ... Read This Story
March 2, 2017
Families from around the country love Gettysburg and Adams County not just because it offers a one-of-a-kind educational experience, but because it also provides families with children of all ages with a wide variety of opportunities for fun, for exploration and for long-lasting memories.
There are so many fun and exciting ways to enjoy Gettysburg as a family, and we’ve compiled a list of 12 experiences that will make you want to pack up the car and take that family road trip this year.1. Land of Little Horses
We’ll start small – miniature even. Land of Little Horses is a place where ... Read This Story
February 2, 2017
If you’re tired of staying in and watching Netflix, sweep your significant other off their feet with one of these Gettysburg dates! These experiences are the ones that will bring you closer, and will create memories that you’ll be talking about for years to come.1. Go on a hike
Taking a scenic hike through the beautiful wooded trails at Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve will add an element of excitement to your relationship. Discover the wildlife in Adams County and enjoy the view!2. Take a ghost tour
Pull your loved one in close as you walk through the streets of haunted Gettysburg. Learn ... Read This Story
January 26, 2017
By Jess Clevenger – As an Adams County transplant, having lived here just shy of two years, I realize that I have a lot to learn when it comes to being a local. There are many words, phrases, traditions and just general knowledge that differ from where I grew up slightly east of Pittsburgh. I’ve come to love the area that I now call home; and in an effort to make myself seem and feel a little more local, I’ve been trying to immerse myself in some of those Adams County traditions. For example – whoopie pies.
I actually spent the ... Read This Story
September 9, 2016
By Davin Jurgensen – When you visit a farm, a market or a restaurant, it’s common to expect the freshest produce you can find – especially when you’re in Adams County, Pa. – the heart of the Pennsylvania Fruit Belt.
The land in Gettysburg’s countryside provides great opportunity for farmers to grow everything from apples and berries to corn and zucchini.
What’s more, the region and its residents present the chance to involve you in the farm-fresh process. Did you ever wonder what it was like to stay overnight on historic farmlands? What about choosing homemade jams made from fresh, local fruit or ... 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