Adams County, PA is, and always has been, deeply rooted in agriculture. Just minutes from Downtown Gettysburg are 20,000 rolling acres of fruit trees, primarily apple, which long ago gave way to the designation of Adams County as “Apple Country.”
Adams County is located in the heart of the Pennsylvania Fruit Belt, making it a popular stop for visitors wanting to see where some of the freshest produce in the nation is grown.
Farmers’ markets selling fresh fruits and vegetables, gifts and bakery items attract thousands of guests annually.
Spring comes alive each year in Apple Country with the arrival of billions of blossoms that dot the Adams County countryside.
The Gettysburg Wine & Fruit Trail showcases more than half a dozen farm markets, nurseries and wineries. Guests can visit any number of stops on the trail, which follows along a designed route through our local Apple Country and neighboring regions in both Pennsylvania and Maryland.
The annual Apple Harvest Festival in October celebrates the iconic fruit and present-day agriculture in the region.