Tag: recreation & rejuvenation
May 11, 2017
For many, vacations are all about relaxing, indulging in great food and pushing yourself only hard enough to finish that ice cream cone. But for others, a weekend getaway is only highlighted by race bibs, sweaty socks and carb-loading.
Over the past few years, the Gettysburg area – because of its historic backdrop and majestic countryside – has become a great destination for runners and races. The region features everything from 200-mile relay races to marathons and trail races, even a one-mile race that is literally an uphill battle the entire way.
Destination Gettysburg put together a list of eight of Gettysburg’s ... Read This Story
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
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 16, 2017
Scoring a great brew and a burger after a round of golf is just as important as nailing that birdie on the 18th hole.
The Gettysburg region isn’t just home to some great golf courses, but incredible restaurants that are the perfect way to cap off a day with the clubs. We know that golfers want good food, but not always fancy, and a great selection of drinks to celebrate – or forget – their day out on the course.
With that in mind, we’ve compiled a short list – in the spirit of golf, we went with nine – of just ... 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 23, 2017
By Donna White – I admit it, I like to shop. Some would say that’s a problem, but everything in moderation, right? Sometimes shopping for me is just a way to get out of the house or office and think about something else. It’s kind of a mini escape, a way to rejuvenate and move forward. Gettysburg has so many little gems for those retail therapy getaways.
The Country Curiosity Shop located inside the historic Dobbin House at 89 Steinwehr Avenue, Gettysburg, is one of those shops that has a little bit of everything – from jams, fruit butters and candy, to ... 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
December 29, 2016
The year of 2016 was a great one in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania! Gettysburg welcomed in Mason Dixon Distillery, as well as another Appalachian Brewing Company located on Steinwehr Avenue. The first Gettysburg Battlefield Marathon and PA Cider Festival took place. We saw the restoration of General Lee’s Headquarters and the opening of an ice rink at Liberty Mountain Resort. We also celebrated the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. Let’s take a look back at some awesome Instagram photos taken by our visitors in 2016!
Although 2016 was a phenomenal year, we know 2017 has some even more exciting things in ... Read This Story
August 6, 2015
By Carl Whitehill – Decades ago, the word “camping” had a much different meaning to me than it does today. As a 12-year-old Boy Scout, camping was a weekend of bottomless canvas tents, under-cooked food prepared over an open fire and cold, wet socks. It was fun, you could say, but not as satisfying as my nice warm bed when I returned to my parent’s house a few days later.
Today, as a 40-year-old father of two boys, my standards are a bit different and while I still enjoy some of the outdoorsy nature of camping, it’s always nice to slip under the ... Read This Story
May 7, 2015
By Lynneah Smith – It was a beautiful spring morning. The sun was shining down; a cool breeze wisped in the air; the smile on my face was bursting with excitement. I climbed up one, two, three steps, placed my left foot in the stirrup, swung my right leg around, pulled myself up and suddenly, I was seeing things from a much higher view…atop my new horse-friend, Gray. She and I had become very acquainted in the few minutes we had met as she walked us over to line up with the rest of the group. Then, after receiving thorough instructions ... Read This Story