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Outdoor Recreation & Wellness

Outdoor Recreation & Wellness

Get outside and breathe in the fresh air.

If Gettysburg weren’t famous for the battlefield, it would instead be famous for the gorgeous outdoors. With so much natural beauty surrounding the town, it’s no surprise that scenic hiking trails, fantastic golf courses, family-friendly farms and many more outdoor recreation activities dot the landscape.

The Rupp House History Center tells the story of civilian life during and after the Battle of Gettysburg. See, hear and feel how the 1863 battle and its aftermath impacted the John Rupp family and their Gettysburg neighbors. Join us for hands-on history, living historians, Civil War programs family activities and special events.

717-338-1243

451 Baltimore Street ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

Jubilee Cake Studio is a Decorate-It-Yourself Cake Studio. Pick your canvas – cupcakes or cake, grab your goodies – frosting, fondant, and sprinkles, and DECORATE!

717-550-7575

6 W Allen Street ,
Mechanicsburg , PA 17055

Take a historic church walking tour of eight downtown Gettysburg churches featuring the battle and its aftermath, hospital scenes and heroic civilian nurses.

717-357-9373

208 Baltimore St. ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

A preservation society located in one of Gettysburg’s premier historic buildings offering an event venue, Underground Railroad Tours, a variety of educational programs, an October Barn Tour, and a Salvage Warehouse for those “do it yourselfers”.

717-334-5185

The Historic G.A.R. Building, 53 E. Middle Street ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

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

Walk with us through the historic and haunted city of Gettysburg as we tell chilling accounts of the town’s gruesome history. Our tour is family and pet friendly!

PO Box 5757 ,
Williamsburg , VA 23188

THE source for therapeutic massage in the Gettysburg area.

717-253-0836

153 Carlisle Street, Second Floor ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

The tour that is vastly different from all the others. Each tour guide has their own distinct route.

717-338-1818

47 Steinwehr Avenue ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

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

Explore the preserve where people and animals who jump, swim, fly, roar and tweet to greet you get closer together.

301-271-4922

13019 Catoctin Furnace Road ,
Thurmont , MD 21788

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

We strive to enrich the quality of community life through people, parks and programs.

717-334-2028

545 Long Lane ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

A 500-member non-profit agency supporting artistic efforts throughout the county’s schools and communities.

717-334-5006

125 S. Washington Street ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

Do you have what it takes to Escape Confusion? Work together as a team to solve puzzles and escape from one of our unique rooms in 60 minutes or less!

717-698-3088

12 Carlisle Street, 3rd Floor ,
Hanover , PA 17331

Carroll Valley Golf 18-hole championship course is located in a valley set amidst the picturesque rolling hills of South Central Pennsylvania, at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. This par 71 course, designed by Ault, Clark & Associates is a true championship length course.

717-642-8282

78 Country Club Trail ,
Carroll Valley , PA 17320

Axe throwing is all the rage and what cooler place to make your first throw than in historic Gettysburg.

717-334-0844

123 Baltimore Street ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

Make history with Gettysburg’s first live Escape Room. Looking for something fun and different to do while in Gettysburg? You have exactly one hour to escape a fun themed room full of clues and puzzles with a team.

717-769-5397

59 North Fifth Street ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

Head to Caledonia State Park for a day of hiking, swimming, fishing, picnicking and more in the great outdoors.

717-352-2161

101 Pine Grove Road ,
Fayetteville , PA 17222

Tour the Gettysburg battlefield with the Gettysburg Driving Tour App! GPS-enabled driving directions, audio and video allow you the flexibility to tour the battlefield at your own pace based on your preferences.

717-508-7793

Begins at National Park Visitor Center ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

Experience your love of nature at Strawberry Hill! Explore miles of hiking trails that connect to Michaux State Forest, engage with our naturalists by booking an educational program, play in cold mountain creeks or enjoy a picnic by our pond.

717-642-5840

1537 Mount Hope Road ,
Fairfield , PA 17320

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