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Halloween events in Gettysburg

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Halloween events in Gettysburg

I will be in Gettysburg the week of Oct. 17 through the 25. Other than the usual ghost tours, will there be any local Halloween events going on during the week or weekends? Also where can I get a good Adams county map other than the one on the CVB guide book? I want to take some drives in the country side. Anyone with any suggestions on interesting historic sites or non-historic sites in the county to visit, eat in or drive by? We are a group of four adults, no kids. Thanks for any information.

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You will be visiting at a lovely time of year. Here is a trip idea. From Gettysburg, head north on Rt 34 (Carlisle St--up by the college) toward Biglerville. At the second light in Biglerville, turn right and go less than half a mile to the Gettysburg Baking Company. Stop in for coffee, breakfast pastries, and the best bread around. (open Tuesday-Fri at 7, Sat at 8) Then, return to the traffic light and turn right to continue north on 34. Go slightly out of Biglerville to Hollabaugh Bros. Orchard, located on the right. There you can buy lots of different apple varieties from bins on their porch, mixing and matching and trying out the different kinds. The bland Red Delicious of the grocery store are just pale imitations of the wonderful apples that you will find in Adams County. From Hollabaugh's, turn left to return to the Biglerville traffic light. Then, turn right onto 234. This will take you to Arendtsville, through many more orchards, along the Narrows of the Conewago Creek and the most gorgeous hemlock forest, and to the Buchanan Valley. Wind through the Buchanan Valley (history link-check out the Mary Jemison story), and you will eventually find your way to the Lincoln Highway, Rt. 30. Turn right on 30, traveling west, and go a few miles to Caledonia State Park. This is the site of the Thaddeus Stevens Blacksmith Shop, a lovely creek and picnic area, and several easy walking trails. From Caledonia, return to Gettysburg via Rt 30 east. At the blinking light at Cashtown, you could turn right and follow the signs for the Adams County Winery, open every day (or so they say!) for tastings.

Hope this helps! Enjoy visiting the area.

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You will be visiting at a lovely time of year. Here is a trip idea. From Gettysburg, head north on Rt 34 (Carlisle St--up by the college) toward Biglerville. At the second light in Biglerville, turn right and go less than half a mile to the Gettysburg Baking Company. Stop in for coffee, breakfast pastries, and the best bread around. (open Tuesday-Fri at 7, Sat at 8) Then, return to the traffic light and turn right to continue north on 34. Go slightly out of Biglerville to Hollabaugh Bros. Orchard, located on the right. There you can buy lots of different apple varieties from bins on their porch, mixing and matching and trying out the different kinds. The bland Red Delicious of the grocery store are just pale imitations of the wonderful apples that you will find in Adams County. From Hollabaugh's, turn left to return to the Biglerville traffic light. Then, turn right onto 234. This will take you to Arendtsville, through many more orchards, along the Narrows of the Conewago Creek and the most gorgeous hemlock forest, and to the Buchanan Valley. Wind through the Buchanan Valley (history link-check out the Mary Jemison story), and you will eventually find your way to the Lincoln Highway, Rt. 30. Turn right on 30, traveling west, and go a few miles to Caledonia State Park. This is the site of the Thaddeus Stevens Blacksmith Shop, a lovely creek and picnic area, and several easy walking trails. From Caledonia, return to Gettysburg via Rt 30 east. At the blinking light at Cashtown, you could turn right and follow the signs for the Adams County Winery, open every day (or so they say!) for tastings.

Hope this helps! Enjoy visiting the area.

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aster143, thanks for the tip. It sounds interesting.

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