Outdoor Activities Near Gettysburg

Gettysburg battlefield photography by Ron Zanoni, Ronald Phillip Photography

Outdoor Activities

Feel like getting out and stretching your legs a bit? Gettysburg and Adams County, Pennsylvania offer an abundance of outdoor activities that everyone is sure to enjoy. Whether you are an avid golfer, love to bike or take a hike, you'll find something fun to do.

Golf Courses

Links at Gettysburg

601 Mason Dixon Rd, Gettysburg, PA Phone: (717) 359-8000
The golf at the Links at Gettysburg is truly spectacular, with water on almost every hole, elevated tee shots to greens fronting red rock cliffs; blind doglegs and undulating greens making the putting difficult even after you've managed to escape the hazards. Striving to shoot par at The Links is a supreme challenge and a rewarding experience every golfer should have.

Cedar Ridge Golf Course

1225 Barlow Two Taverns Rd, Gettysburg PA, Phone: (717) 359-4480
The 18-hole "Cedar Ridge'" course at the Cedar Ridge Golf Course facility in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania features 6,132 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72 . The course rating is 68.9 and it has a slope rating of 119. Designed by Weaver Family, the Cedar Ridge golf course opened in 1987.

Other Local Golf Courses include Carroll Valley, The Bridges, Mountain View, and Quail Valley.

Biking

Gettysbike

Let Gettysbike Tours take you on a cycling journey across the beautiful, historic Gettysburg Battlefield. Team up with a licensed guide and let them lead the way while they share their expert knowledge of the Battle of Gettysburg. You can use one of their bikes on the tour or bring your own, or you can simply rent their bikes to explore on your own.

Gettysburg Bicycle

Rent a Trek 7000 Hybrid bike for $10/hour or $30/day and experience a self-guided tour of the Battlefield. Each reservation at Gettysburg Bicycle is handled with professionalism and ensures that every person in your group has a bike right sized for them.

Horseback Riding

National Riding Stables

Ride into history on a horseback tour of the Gettysburg National Military Park. The National Riding Stable offers two-hour guided tours describing the three-day battle history along the trails of the Park. Also available are one-hour tours to the second and third day battle locations as well as a private tour with licensed guide option.

Hickory Hollow Farm

From March through November, Hickory Hollow Farm offers family run horseback and trail rides through the Gettysburg Battlefield. Tours include a licensed battlefield guide who will ride along and describe the battle as well as answer questions.

Hiking: National and State Parks

Michaux State Forest

Great hiking awaits you at Michaux State Forest. The park encompasses more than 85,000 acres in the South Mountain area of Cumberland, Franklin and Adams counties. Considered Pennsylvania's "cradle of forestry," Michaux is the site of first forestry school, Mont Alto.

Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian National Scenic Trail is a 2,174-mile footpath along the ridgecrests and across the major valleys of the Appalachian Mountains from Katahdin in Maine to Springer Mountain in northern Georgia.

Caledonia State Park

Located in both Adams and Franklin counties, midway between Chambersburg and Gettysburg on US 30. Caledonia is in the northernmost section of the Blue Ridge Mountains known locally as South Mountain.

Mont Alto State Park

Local mountain roads offer interesting short hikes and a flora that attracts a diversity of wildlife, especially woodland birds. Mont Alto State Park can be reached from Caledonia State Park.