Tag: nature

Bounty of the County – Harvest to Dish

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

Pick-Your-Own Paradise

May 3, 2018

Adams County, Pennsylvania is the fruit belt, technically we are part of it, but once you have made a trip here you will understand exactly what we mean. Our fresh fruit includes every berry imaginable – melons, 100 varieties of apples, 30 varieties of blueberries, peaches, apricots, plums, the list goes on and on! The best part of this, is that throughout the summer and early fall, several of our farms offer pick-your-own – talk about truly knowing where your food comes from!

June really kicks off the picking season with sweet and sour cherries at Boyer Nurseries & Orchards. These ... Read This Story

Test your knowledge on Adams County’s blossoms!

April 18, 2018

You know it’s springtime in Adams County, Pennsylvania when the orchard-covered hills are vibrant shades of pinks and whites as the fruit trees begin to blossom. Visitors from all over look forward to these gorgeous blossom views. And Adams County is home to many different types of fruit trees, so there’s a wide variety of blossoms for visitors and locals alike to admire. While many enjoy the annual blossoming, how much do you really know about blossoms? Take the quiz to find out!

Click here for a list of places to view these springtime blossoms in Adams County. And take a look ... Read This Story

Adams County Growing Season – Blossom to Harvest

April 10, 2018

In Adams County’s countryside, time is measured in growing seasons. It begins in spring – when we start to see the first signs of new growth – buds pushing their way through the branches of fruit trees. Those buds then turn to beautiful, vibrant blossoms that create a blanket of color on the orchard-covered hills of the countryside. Take a look:

The yearly transformation of Adams County’s countryside is an amazing thing to witness, and if you’ve never seen Adams County in bloom, we highly recommend adding it to your bucket list – and making your way through this list of ... Read This Story

10 Signs of Spring in Gettysburg

March 29, 2018

As winter draws to a close we start to see subtle signs of spring inching closer in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The locals and frequent visitors of the area know exactly what to look for as spring draws near and Gettysburg prepares for a busy season of family fun, romantic adventures and solo travel. Check out these 10 signs of spring in Gettysburg!

Battlefield Tours

Battlefield bus tours and tours with a Licensed Battlefield Guide run year-round, but when the temps warm up you see some unique tours taking place on the battlefield. You can tour the battlefield by Segway, horseback, scooter, horse drawn ... Read This Story

Don’t Miss these 10 Sunset Views in Gettysburg

November 2, 2017

Anyone who has been to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania will tell you that the sunsets here are sensational. They beautifully signify the end to a wonderful day of exploration and learning for visitors and locals alike. The biggest question then is, where to spend your evenings catching sight of this wonder while in our historic town? Not to worry – we have ten great spots for you to add to your list next time you are in Gettysburg.

Oak Ridge

Whether it be from ground level or atop the observation tower, viewing sunsets across the first day’s battlefield won’t disappoint. As the northern most ... 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

Face-to-face with Mother Nature in Gettysburg – Creatures, critters and cabbage

April 19, 2017

By Carl Whitehill – I don’t really care for the smell of cabbage, so I’m not sure why I agreed to plunge my nose into a stalk of “skunk” cabbage that Lizzy Ryan held in front of my face.

Lizzy is the Assistant Education Coordinator at Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve near Fairfield, Pa. – just 20 minutes down the road from Downtown Gettysburg. We asked Lizzy to take us on a hike through just a portion of the preserve’s 600 acres as a way to discover the incredible wildlife and nature at Strawberry Hill.

Indeed, hiking is great exercise, but what distinguishes hiking ... Read This Story

Dr. Lisa Chu, Half Moon Bay California – My Gettysburg

October 25, 2016

By Carl Whitehill – Meet Dr. Lisa Chu, a sketch and watercolor artist who spent a month in Gettysburg earlier this fall documenting her visit through her drawings, paintings and daily journals. Lisa was visiting the Gettysburg area as part of her own “artist-in-residence” program, a way for her to celebrate the National Park system during this centennial anniversary.

For one month, Lisa toured the Gettysburg battlefield, the Adams County countryside and dove deep into the power of this place. She embraced the land, the people and the history that makes this region so special. Reigning from Half Moon Bay, California, ... 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