Yes we have a famous battlefield to tour by car, bicycle, horseback, and even on foot but we boast a wealth of activities beyond those historic acres.
With adventures to suit every budget, Gettysburg and Adams County businesses offer plenty of packages to help visitors create their dream vacations.
Bicycling around Gettysburg is a great way to see the sites, enjoy our community and stay healthy. Healthy Adams Bicycle/Pedestrian (HABPI) presents a variety of ride options in town, on the battlefield and throughout scenic Adams County. Download one of our cue sheets for your next Gettysburg bike ride.
Cue Sheet #1 – Town, campus and battlefield views – this 7-mile ride begins at the Rec Park and heads to Gettysburg College, then out to Spangler's Spring, along Hunt Avenue to Long Lane and returns to the Rec Park. Download the cue sheet and map
Cue Sheet #2 – Town, campus and community – this 7.4-mile ride begins at the Rec Park, ventures through Gettysburg College then rolls along North Trail, through a residential neighborhood, out to Gettysburg High School and returns to the Rec Park. Download the cue sheet and map
Cue Sheet #3 – Town, battlefield and college – ride 13.4 miles starting at the Rec Park, through the battlefield where you will pass the Eternal Light Peace Memorial, back through Gettysburg College returning to the Rec Park. Download the cue sheet and map
Cue Sheet #4 – Town, College and community – take a 7.14 mile ride from the Rec Park through Gettysburg College, by Gettysburg High School and return back. Along the way, you will pass portions of the Gettysburg National Military Park. Download the cue sheet and map
Cue Sheet #5 – Through the country and over the bridge – begin in the parking area of Sydney's at Willoughby Run through the country to the Marsh Creek Covered Bridge and the Iron Bridge. The ride returns you to Sydney's. Download the cue sheet and map
Cue Sheet #6 – A great family ride – follow the cart path through the old Country Club and nearby neighborhoods as you view the area of the first day's battle. Download the cue sheet and map
Cue Sheet #7 – this 17.2 mile ride explores the battlefield with visits to the Eternal Light Peace Memorial, Barlow Knoll, Spanglers Spring and the Angle. Download the cue sheet and map
Cue Sheet #8 – Town and Battlefield Ride – this 75-90 minute ride travels 12 miles of roads through the borough of Gettysburg and portions of the Gettysburg National Military Park. Download the cue sheet and map
HABPI also offers organized bike rides throughout the year. As an active community organization, HABPI is working with Gettysburg, Adams County and PennDOT to make Adams County a safe and connected community for bicyclists. Visit www.habpi.org to learn more.