Gettysburg Wine and Fruit Trail
Published October 12, 2010
In the current issue of the Gettysburg Companion Magazine, there is a wonderful article about the Gettysburg Wine and Fruit Trail.
For those of you that went to the National Apple Harvest Festival these past two weekends, you would have been right there in the heart of it!
Here is an excerpt from the article that appeared in the Gettysburg Companion: (Please check out their website to find locations where you can also pick up the magazine.)
by John Messeder
After a day or more touring the Gettysburg Battlefield, visitors have reason to stay another day, in the other half of Adams County- the multi-sensory taste of the Gettysburg Wine and Fruit Trail.
“The area is so beautiful, and the whole agri-tourism buzz keeps circulating, ” said Maggie Reid, at 29, the trail president and an owner of Reid’s Orchards and Winery.
Trail organizers hope the trail appeals to visitors who are “looking for more of an adventure than just the national park,” Reid said, noting Adams County and the Battle of Gettysburg. “It was a bread basket and it was feeding the soldiers.”
A group of 8 businesses have joined forces to create a loop that starts about eight miles west of Gettysburg and meanders past history, a “green” housing development, two wineries and several producers and sellers of locally grown fruits and other produce.
Businesses included in the Trail are as follows:
Hall Brothers Fruit Farm
The beautiful fall scenery sets the perfect stage to explore the trail next time you are in Gettysburg!