Summer is a wonderful time to experience Gettysburg! There is so much going on – from fun festivals and special events to the height of the living history and farm market seasons.
The days are long during the summertime in Gettysburg, and after a day of exploring, there is nothing better than unwinding and cooling down with a sweet, delectable treat. There’s something for everyone’s taste buds on our list below of sweet treats that will cool you down this summer in Gettysburg!
No trip to Gettysburg is complete without a trip to Mr. G’s Ice Cream! With 16 rotating flavors of homemade ice cream, plus soft serve, sundaes, shakes and flurries, there is something to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth at Mr. G’s. If you’re extra hungry, try their upside-down banana split in a homemade waffle bowl!
J & P Winery in downtown Gettysburg has a variety of white and red wines to choose from, but when you’re really looking to cool down, sip on their delicious and refreshing wine slushies! They have several rotating flavors – which are tasty on their own, or mix two flavors together for a unique blend!
We highly recommend taking a trip to the Adams County countryside during your trip to the Gettysburg area, to take in the sights of the rolling orchard covered hills and to get a taste of the bounty of the countryside. In addition to enjoying all of the fresh fruit that you’ll find, be sure to make a stop at Hollabaugh Bros. Fruit Farm & Market for one of their epic milkshakes. Deliciously creamy and made with local ice cream, their milkshakes are the perfect sidekick while you browse the countryside market. Enjoy a variety of flavors, as well as some amazing seasonal specialty milkshakes!
When you’re on vacation in Gettysburg and you are just craving something familiar, head to DQ Grill & Chill. Cool down with their classics – blizzards, dipped soft-serve cones and a variety of sundaes. If you’re feeling extra indulgent – try the peanut buster parfait with extra peanut butter sauce!
Ragged Edge Coffeehouse does offer an amazing variety of freshly brewed coffee, but they also have an extensive menu of fresh fruit smoothies as well! Not only will their smoothies cool you off this summer, but they’ll give you a healthy boost of energy to continue exploring Gettysburg.
Adams County Winery – Gettysburg Wine Shop takes wine to the next level with their incredible wine sorbet. Your favorite Adams County Winery wines are mixed to perfection into housemade delicious sorbets. Choose from a variety of rotating flavors including seasonal specials.
What is more refreshing than a classic root beer float? Appalachian Brewing Company mixes their craft-brewed root beer with local vanilla ice cream for an amazing summer treat. Cap off a tasty meal at Appalachian Brewing Company with this delicious dessert.
Ready to cool down? Which of these sweet summer treats will you try?