August 8, 2018
One of the most incredible things about Adams County, Pa., is it’s farming community. Orchards cover more than 20,000 acres of land in Adams County, and those orchards provide both stunning scenery and unbelievably delicious fruit. Lots of fruit – Adams County growers harvest 280 million pounds of apples each year, as well as countless other fruits and vegetables.
Aside from enjoying that produce fresh, it’s amazing to see those fruits and vegetables turned into mouthwatering dishes. Many Gettysburg area restaurants incorporate seasonal, fresh produce in their dishes when possible, and for the second year, Adams County is celebrating that farm-to-fork idea ... Read This Story
May 9, 2018
There’s nothing quite like a perfectly poured craft beer, the first glass of wine out of a freshly corked bottle, a spirit aged to perfection, or the bubbles of a sparkling cider hitting your palate just right.
Rooted in the heart of Pennsylvania’s Fruit Belt, Adams County is home to more than 20,000 acres of apple trees, making it an ideal location for growing not only 100 varieties of apples, but peaches, grapes, hops and more. Tucked among the farm markets, orchards and vineyards is a growing number of wineries, cideries, breweries and distilleries.
Created as a way to bring together a ... Read This Story
April 26, 2018
One of our favorite signs of spring in Adams County is the sight of fresh produce. Strawberries are one of the first fruits to become available during the Adams County growing season and aside from eating all the fresh strawberries we can, we know that we’ll be making these Rusty’s Red passion parfaits all season long.
These parfaits combine a sweet, homemade strawberry compote – made simply with fresh strawberries, sugar and Adams County Winery’s Rusty’s Red wine. You cook the compote down until it is thick like syrup and then layer it with a dreamy, homemade chocolate mousse. We topped ... Read This Story
March 8, 2018
Irish pride is everywhere in Gettysburg, including the hallowed grounds of the Civil War battlefield where the famous Irish Brigade heroically charged across the Wheatfield and secured the Union line on July 2, 1863.
Tucked into the woods along Gettysburg National Military Park’s Sickle’s Avenue stands tall a Celtic cross, shadowing the Irish Wolfhound. The monument represents the valor of five regiments who, battered and beaten from engagements months prior in Antietam and Fredericksburg, triumphantly secured the Union line as part of Sickle’s army who just hours earlier pushed west toward Emmitsburg Road.
The story of the Irish Brigade is among the ... Read This Story
January 11, 2018
By Jess Clevenger – I recently came across a story about apple orchard wassailing and was instantly intrigued to learn more. I love hearing stories about traditions and customs of past generations and places, especially those associated with apple orchards. Apple orchard wassailing seemingly originated in cider-producing areas of England. Sometime in the winter months, most often in mid-January, a group of people would travel from orchard to orchard with their wassail punch. Traditional wassails would include singing, pot-banging, dancing, and believe it or not, placing a wassail-soaked piece of bread in the tree. The point of it all was to ... Read This Story
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
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
June 21, 2017
How can you make a beautiful evening in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania even better? Add in some live music at the end of your night to help you relax. Many of Gettysburg’s restaurants, breweries and wineries feature live, local musicians on the weekends. We’ve compiled a list of some of these spots to catch a tune!Reid’s Winery
Reid’s Winery’s popularly attended weekend concert series, Music in the Valley, is held in the summer and fall at their home winery in Orrtanna, Pa. Buy a bottle of wine, bring a picnic lunch and take in the gorgeous mountain views as you listen to local ... Read This Story
May 24, 2017
In Gettysburg, one of the perks of a beautiful sunny day is being able to enjoy a meal outside. At many of our restaurants, you can dine outside while people watching at Lincoln Square or while taking in views overlooking historic battlegrounds. We’ve compiled a list of places for outdoor dining in historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.1. The Pike Restaurant & Tap House
The Pike Restaurant & Tap House has a beautiful covered deck for outdoor dining. It is pet friendly and conveniently located just a few minutes from the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center on Baltimore Pike. The Pike ... Read This Story
April 27, 2017
By Donna White – Greek Pizza and a cold summer ale at 9:00 a.m. never tasted so good. Wade and Drew Leedy of Tommy’s Pizza, Inc. in Gettysburg were gracious enough to have me come into their kitchen before their day gets rolling and learn more about this long-standing local and visitor favorite. Tommy’s, a family-owned business, has been perfecting pizzas and subs for 44 years. They pride themselves on homemade sauce, fresh grated cheese and dough that is made fresh daily. More recently, they’ve added an extensive craft beer list to their menu.
I had the pleasure of helping Wade ... Read This Story