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Day Trips

Stay Local. Wander Far.

Stay in Gettysburg and stray throughout Adams County, Maryland and areas of Pennsylvania. Discover history, factory tours, arts and family fun.

Northern Central Railway is an excursion railroad that offers an authentic experience where you can meet presidents and generals, experience the Wild West, enjoy the beautiful countryside and ride along the very rails that helped build and save our nation.

717-942-2370

2 West Main Street ,
New Freedom , PA 17349

Penn National Golf Course Community is a 1,400 acre planned recreational community nestled at the foothills of South Mountain. Quilting retreats are held at Penn National November through March.

717-352-3046

3720 Clubhouse Drive ,
Fayetteville , PA 17222

From our petting zoo to our bottle feeding and pony grooming experiences, our interactive farm is fun for the whole family. We believe it’s important for children to have fun, laugh, explore and have experiences that make memories for years to come.

717-359-0070

874 Plunkert Road ,
Littlestown , PA 17340

Visitors enjoy recreational activities for every season at Pine Grove Furnace State Park. Get active with hiking, biking, fishing, swimming, cross-country skiing ice skating and much more.

717-486-7174

1100 Pine Grove Road ,
Gardners , PA 17324

Immerse yourself in the great outdoors with hiking, mountain biking, picnicking, fishing, ATV riding and much more at the beautiful 85,500 acre Michaux State Forest.

717-352-2211

10099 Lincoln Way ,
Fayetteville , PA 17222

Head to the oldest park in the Pennsylvania state park system for quiet solitude spent in nature as well as fun recreational activities like snowmobiling and fishing.

717-352-2161

101 Pine Grove Road ,
Fayetteville , PA 17222

Winter, spring, summer, fall – you’ll find something to do in every season at the 3,500-acre Codorus State Park. Located just a short drive from Gettysburg, we’re the perfect addition to your family vacation.

717-637-2816

2600 Smith Station Road ,
Hanover , PA 17331

Less than 25 miles southwest of Gettysburg in the Catoctin Mountains you’ll find this peaceful oasis with lakes, waterfalls, hiking and more outdoor activities. Give us a visit on your next trip to Gettysburg!

301-271-7574?

14039 Catoctin Hollow Road ,
Thurmont , MD 21788

Take a day trip to Gifford Pinchot State Park 30 miles northeast of Gettysburg and plan a day of outdoor fun with activities like hiking, horseback riding, swimming, disc golfing, ice skating and more.

717-432-5011

2200 Rosstown Road ,
Lewisberry , PA 17339

Located in the forests of South Mountain, Kings Gap Environmental Education Center offers outdoor recreation, overnight lodging at the impressive Cameron-Masland Mansion and a variety of environmental education and interpretive programs.

717-486-5031

500 Kings Gap Road ,
Carlisle , PA 17015

Discover the unique tastes of Adams County, Pennsylvania’s craft beverages with a self-guided journey along the Adams County Pour Tour.

717-334-6274

Around Adams County ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

Carlisle Events is one of the world’s largest presenters of car entertainment. We host 12 annual events for enthusiasts and car hobbyists worldwide.

717-243-7855

1000 Bryn Mawr Road ,
Carlisle , PA 17013

East Coast Exotic Animal Rescue is a non-profit animal sanctuary located in the rural foot-hill mountains of Fairfield, Pennsylvania.

717-642-5229

320 Zoo Road ,
Fairfield , PA 17320

Step inside an Adams County gem… small on the outside, filled on the side – this wonderful gift shop offers home, apparel and garden gifts.

717-624-1527

170 Stoney Point Road ,
East Berlin , PA 17316

The Lincoln Highway, our nation’s first coast-to-coast highway, marked the birth of popular American tourism – vacationing by automobile.

724-879-4241

Route 30 , PA

The Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to furthering the business efforts of the greater Hanover area.

717-637-6130

146 Carlisle Street ,
Hanover , PA 17331

Bicycling around Gettysburg is a great way to see the sites, enjoy our community and stay healthy. Healthy Adams Bicycle/Pedestrian presents a variety of ride options in town, on the battlefield and throughout scenic Adams County. Download a variety of cue sheets for your next Gettysburg bike ride.

85 Bittern Drive ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

Central PA’s year-round indoor and outdoor entertainment complex is the perfect destination for all ages and every occasion, offering indoor and outdoor go-karts, miniature golf, two-tier LED LASERTRON laser tag, HOLOGATE VR, batting cages, roller skating and the largest arcade in South Central PA.

717-258-4741

29 S. Middlesex Road ,
Carlisle , PA 17015

Hickory Falls Entertainment Center offers safe, clean, budget-friendly fun for the entire family within 30 minutes of Gettysburg! Check out our indoor/outdoor electric go-karts, laser tag, miniature golf, indoor play area, rollerball bowling and arcade games.

717-632-9907

110 Hickory Lane ,
Hanover , PA 17331

An adventure through “America’s Orchard” is a wonderful way to experience our authentic Adams County destination.

Historic South Mountain Fruit Belt ,
Adams County , PA

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