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Get Active in Gettysburg

Gettysburg is a destination for activity, so be sure to pack your running, walking, hiking, biking, golfing shoes. From touring the battlefield to the nature preserve, you will be on the move and keeping healthy while having fun.

Day 1

Gettysburg is a destination for activity, so be sure to pack your running, walking, hiking, biking, golfing shoes. From touring the battlefield to goat yoga, you will be on the move and keeping healthy while having fun.

Bring your bike or rent one while you are here. Take an organized tour with GettysBike Tours to understand what happened here over 150 years ago or spend time riding the 26-miles of paved road in the Gettysburg National Military Park on your own. Another way to stretch your feet and soak in some history is with a battlefield hike.

Grab some lunch to fuel up before heading out to Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve to hit the trails. You will discover wet and dry woodlands, mountain streams, ponds and a restored mineral quarry across 10 miles of trails. You can check out amazing plants and wildlife – nothing ferocious though, just beautiful red-spotted newts, barred owls, pileated woodpeckers and maybe a wild turkey.

By this time, you surely worked up an appetite! Continue enjoying the fresh air with a meal at one of these outdoor dining spots.

Day 2

The next day, spend your morning on the golf course. Check out these five favorite holes! Or perhaps fishing is more your speed. There are plenty of fishing holes in Adams County, including at the historic Sach’s Covered Bridge.

Head back to town for a guided tour or a self-guided tour to learn the history. Or maybe you just prefer to stretch your legs by wandering in and out of the shops… a great way to explore what’s new in historic Gettysburg. You’ll also have a variety of restaurants to choose from downtown!

Spend your evening strolling through the orchards of Adams County picking your own fresh apples, cherries, strawberries, blueberries… whatever is in season! You’ll want to bring these with you for a taste of Adams County from home.

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Experience ranger programs & walks, campfire programs, living history & events that assist in preserving & interpreting the Gettysburg Battle.

717-334-1124 ext. 80

1195 Baltimore Pike, Suite 100,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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We are the only and longest-running bicycle tour company in Gettysburg's History. This is the ONLY way to truly EXPERIENCE Gettysburg


1195 Baltimore Pike,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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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.


1537 Mount Hope Road,
Fairfield, PA 17320

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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.


3720 Clubhouse Drive,
Fayetteville, PA 17222

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A "4 1/2 Star" rated facility by Golf Digest and a "Must-Play" by Golfstyles. Golfstyles & Golfweek Magazines have praised the course for it's unique layout and spectacular scenery.


601 Mason Dixon Road,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Since opening in 1993, a favorite choice for local & visiting golfers offering an outstanding challenge with two distinctly different nines.


900 Teeter Road,
Littlestown, PA 17340

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Open Year Round | An 18-hole championship course located just minutes from historic Gettysburg and designed by Ault, Clark & Associates.


78 Country Club Trail,
Carroll Valley, PA 17320

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Located off Pumping Station Road, this bridge was used by both Union and Confederate Troops, visitors today can walk across the lattice bridge.


Water Works Road,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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The 1863 Gettysburg Civilians: Hear their stories! Experience their drama! Knowledgeable, period-attired guides bring Gettysburg's history alive.


65 W. Middle Street, Tour information available,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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A town changed forever! Dead and dying soldiers lying everywhere. Walk the streets of Gettysburg with a Licensed Town Guide and hear the civilians' experiences of life in Gettysburg before, during and after the Battle. Venture to Gettysburg's seldom seen places. Experience Lincoln's visit.


Gettysburg Lincoln Railroad Station, 35 Carlisle Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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A self-guided walking tour along the streets where soldiers fought, civilians lived and President Lincoln paraded to the National Cemetery in 1863.


1560 Fairfield Road,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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