Weekend Activities

Thank you for your interest in Granite Hill and for perusing our list of themed weekends. We strive to offer a wonderful camping experience as well as a plethora of activities of all kinds for both the young and young at heart.   Reservations are taken one year in advance on a rolling basis.  Current campers have the first opportunity to renew their same site each weekend if done by close of business on Saturday evening.   We are currently taking reservations for the following dates and events 2023.  Did you miss getting a sewer site this year? or your favorite tent site?  Then secure your favorite site or sites now for these fun-filled camping weekends! Groups are highly encouraged to call early to reserve sites together! Keep in mind that holidays and special event weekends like Memorial Weekend and Halloween Weekends usually sell out!  So, call soon!   Activities are held rain or shine (unless there is a safety concern) and subject to change without notice.  Thank you again for visiting our website.  We hope you find the perfect weekend for you and yours!

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WINTER INFORMATION

Camping Facilities are Closed December through March: However, if you are passing through Gettysburg and need a place to stay, give us a call and we will try to accommodate!

Winter Office Hours: Closed December 13- January 2. Open January through March: Monday through Friday 9-4, Closed on Saturdays & Sundays.  If our office is closed, please submit an online reservation request and we will call to confirm your reservation when the office reopens. Please keep in mind that if you submit a reservation request over the weekend, your reservation will be confirmed on the next business day.

Is your SCOUT TROOP interested in a WINTER CAMP out?  Then give us a call!  Winter camping is a big hit for scouts!  Set your tents up on Breezy Hill or the MG Line and use the pavilion behind the office for cooking and meals!  Bathrooms are conveniently located by the office. Reservations required.


2023 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

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OPENING WEEKEND!

March 31-APRIL 2, 2023

Springtime is officially here and that means it’s time to kick the cabin fever, dust off your camper, and make your way to Granite Hill! Invite you to join us in kicking off our 51st season! The team is ready to entertain your family with crafts, ceramics, games and tournaments! Or you may choose to relax by a campfire in the cool spring weather and watch the world bloom.

 


EASTER WEEKEND & DINNER

April 7-9, 2023

Is your busy schedule starting to make you feel like a basket case? Don’t lose a hare of sleep—retreat to Granite Hill for a weekend where the only thing you’ll be concerned with is making time to come back soon! Peter Cottontail will be hopping in and out throughout the course of the weekend, so keep your eyes peeled for him as you’re making your Easter bonnet for the parade and contest, playing Easter games, winning chocolate from candy bar bingo, and getting your boogie on at the dance with Dual FX DJ’s after a delicious ham dinner.  Make the whole family happy with activities for all ages, and form eggstra special memories for the years to come! Dinner reservations are required to participate in the Easter dinner. The deadline to reserve a seat at the table is Wednesday, April 13th.  We’ll serve up delicious, cooked to perfection ham and  campers contribute their favorite camping side dish and dessert! There is no charge to participate in the Easter dinner but reservations are required and seats are limited.  The deadline to make dinner reservations is Friday, March 31st.

MAKE DINNER RESERVATIONS HERE

 


SUPERHEROES WEEKEND

April 14-16, 2023

All are welcome, but heroes are revered with a special $50 gift card giveaway!  This weekend will be dedicated to thanking all heroes with a $50 gift card upon check in. Gift cards can be used on future camping reservations or in the store to purchase a souvenir!  When you come in to camp with us,  make sure to show us your military, fire, EMS, police ID and badge. Participate in a virtual scavenger hunt, test your skills with rod & reel, play mini golf, paddle around lake lily or join the activities team for arts & crafts, ceramics, and games! Call soon to make a weekend’s worth of memories honoring your heroes!

 


EARTH DAY WEEKEND

April 21-23, 2023

This year’s Earth Day is a perfect reminder that we all need to take care of our beautiful land and country.  Now is your chance to be a part of Granite Hill history and help care for the land on which you are camping by sponsoring and naming a new tree to be planted here at the park.  By participating in this event you and yours for generations to come can return to Granite Hill to visit your family tree!  Boyer Nurseries & Orchards, Inc. a local nursery will be supplying the trees.  Campers are invited to sponsor a Red Maple, Sugar Maple, Pin Oak, Red Bud and possibly some other varieties of trees for $75-$90.  The trees will range in size from 4′-6′ and will be planted at a later date.  Donors and trees will be listed on our campground map and tree markers will be placed for your family to visit year after year! Invest in our planet while enjoying a fun-filled weekend of camping.  Other events include ghost stories, crafts, scavenger hunt and a  horseshoe tournament! Enjoy a quiet Saturday evening making s’more memories ‘round the campfire.

COMPLETE TREE SPONSORSHIP FORM HERE

TROUT DERBY WEEKEND

April 28- 30, 2022

Show off your sgills and flex your fishing mussels this weekend at our 50th Annual Trout Derby! Our trout pond will be fully stocked and ready for you to cast your rod! Men, women, and children are invited to compete for prizes by catching the longest fish within their categories. Whether you catch the prize trout or not, everyone wins with activities all weekend, including a family friendly classic comedy show where the Trout Derby grand prize winner will be announced and receive a FREE WEEKEND!! Call soon to reserve a weekend’s worth of memories! For more information about the Bees n’ Blossoms Festival, visit hollabaughbros.com


SPRING BONUS WEEKEND

May 5-7, 2023

Whether you’re celebrating Cinco de Mayo or May the 4th you want to join us here Granite Hill for a spring BONUS weekend.  All guests with advance reservations will receive $25 gift card to use toward a future reservation. Everyone will enjoy our regularly scheduled activities such as ghost stories, arts & crafts, and a competitive horseshoe tournament! Come enjoy the delightful spring weather, relax by the campfire, and make s’more memories!

 


MOTHER’S DAY WEEKEND ~ Karaoke Night!

May 12-14, 2023

A mother’s work is difficult and ever-continuing; often requiring more selflessness and patience than one has to offer. Whether the job is inherited naturally or taken up over time, Granite Hill is here to offer the retreat from daily life that all mothers oh-so-desperately need to recharge their batteries. Call today to thank your mothers, grandmothers, aunts, or any hard working woman in your life with a restful and rejuvenating weekend. The weekend’s itinerary will begin with happy hour at the Red Shed Cafe on Friday from 6-7 where moms will enjoy a complimentary glass of wine and have the opportunity to meet other amazing women followed by a family friendly ghost tour. Our activities directors will pump up the jam and keep the kids entertained on Saturday afternoon so moms can maximize their relaxation! Kids always enjoy making something special for their special momma at craft time. Saturday night come on down and be the rock star you are and sign your heart out at Karaoke Night then relax by the campfire and make s’more memories with your wonderful family.  Upon awakening Sunday morning, head over to the Red Shed Café for a complimentary Mother’s Day pancake breakfast! Give the mother in your life what she needs and deserves: a lovely weekend all about her!


84th GETTYSBURG BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL

May 18-21, 2023

Here at Granite Hill, we’d like to think that our Bluegrass Festival is a lot like fine wine and cheese—it only improves with age. Come experience our 82nd festival, internationally acclaimed and growing more refined each of the 40+ years it’s been in existence.

Call today to purchase tickets for access to a wonderland of interesting vendors, scrumptious foods, great company, and four days worth of live bluegrass. With lineups that include your long-time favorites in addition to nuanced newcomers, along with workshops to teach you the secrets of the trade, your weekend will be spent fully immersed in a genre that is as rich sonically as it is historically. Keep up with the latest Bluegrass Festival news at www.gettysburgbluegrass.com.


MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

May 26-29, 2023

Gettysburg’s history abounds with moments of valiance, victory, overwhelming loss, and ever-returning hope. Through all its wars and times of change, Gettysburg has blossomed into a vibrant hub for those who wish to celebrate the past and prepare a more fruitful future.

Adams County’s deep and expansive history is precisely what makes Granite Hill a choice Memorial Day location — a long weekend is the perfect time to unwind with games, arts and crafts, tie-dying, horseshoe and shuffleboard tournaments, Trivia Night with Dual FX DJ’s,  some dancing and singing, and of course, s’mores! In town, campers can experience the depth of Gettysburg’s roots in any number of ways, including the Memorial Day Parade and following ceremony on May 30th. Call and reserve your favorite site today for a weekend to remember! Check out visitpa.com for more information about all the local happenings! There’s a 3 night minimum to make a reservation.

Memorial Day Parade in Gettysburg Monday, May 29, 2023 at 2 pm, followed by a ceremony in the Gettysburg National Cemetery with a host of guest speakers. Go to visitpa.com for more info.


OUTDOOR CONCERT SERIES #1 ~   VELVEETA, JUNE 3

June 2-4, 2023

We’ll keep you cheesin’ all weekend long with our 80’s throwback weekend! With activities your kids will love– including (but certainly not excluded to) crafts, hayrides, and a horseshoe tournament– plus live music for everyone, it’ll be a win for the whole family! State College’s #1 80’s cover band Velveeta will perform Saturday night at no extra cost to campers, so bring a ques-o’ beer and a koozie and join us at our beautiful Sterling Pavilion for a wonderful evening. Have friends in the area? Admission to the concert is $10 for the public! The ol’ leg warmers are optional, but calling today to reserve your site is encouraged! If you find yourself with some gaps in your itinerary, or if you’d prefer to wave new wave goodbye, visit www.hollabaughbros.com to learn more about the Hollabaugh’s Strawberry Festival happening this weekend, or www.80scheese.com to learn more about Velveeta.

Strawberry Festival at Hollabaugh’s,  June 3 & 4, 2023: hollabaughbros.com


MINI GOLF TOURNAMENT & PA Cider Fest

June 9-11, 2023

Whether your family feels like puttin’ or putzin’ around (or both), Granite Hill will gladly accommodate! Join us for a family-friendly mini golf tournament for the chance to win $100 and various other prizes which will be awarded to several categories! Age groups will be determined by the turnout, so no one will be left out of the fun. All participants can sign up at check-in, and are encouraged to take a free practice round the night before the tournament, as well as a complimentary paddleboat ride around Lake Lily on Friday evening only! Call today to for a fun time of eating free hot dogs and lemonade while you wow us with your million-dollar swing!

Locally~ The streets of Gettysburg will be shining bright all weekend long with the gleaming instruments of 15 different brass bands from around the country.   The 2023 Brass Band Festival is sure to be a bright spot of your weekend here in Gettysburg. Visit their website for scenes from previous festivals and a schedule of events for 2023. gettysburgbrassbandfestival.com

In addition, for our cider lovin friends, visit www.ciderfestpa.com for details about the Cider Fest of PA on June 10th! ciderfestpa.com


FATHER’S DAY BIG BASS TOURNAMENT

June 16 -18, 2023

A good man is hard to find, which is precisely why it’s so important to celebrate the ones we’ve found! Treat your dad, grandfather, uncle, or any other man who’s made a bright impact on your life to a weekend at Granite Hill to thank them for being the person they are! Join in on our Saturday bass tournament at 7am, where the catcher of the longest fish will win a gift card! Dads can face-off in a horseshoe tournament while kids make a gift just for them! Finish off a spectacular day by singing your heart out and getting your boogie on with Dual FX DJ’s Karaoke & Dance—Don’t miss the opportunity to make s’more memories and show off your grooviest dad dance moves Saturday night at the dance.  Sunday morning, Dads can enjoy a delectable, complimentary pancake breakfast at the Red Shed Café when dining with their families! Reserve a spot at Granite Hill by calling today!


LUAU & PIG ROAST

June 23-25, 2023

When you’ve been working hard and need a break, sometimes it’s best to just lei down or better yet don your parot-fan-ilia, tie-dye shirts, grass skirts, and coconut bras, and treat yourself by retreating to Granite Hill for our Tropical Paradise Weekend, where Margaritaville meets Gettysburg’s pastoral splendor.  Enjoy a delicious Pig Roast Potluck and Margaritaville dance party, as well as the usual Granite Hill camping fun!  This weekend, you can participate in a horseshoe tournament, make arts and crafts, tie-dye shirts, wow us with your hula hooping skills, sing, dance and roast s’mores, all in one weekend! For those interested, the pig roast will begin at approximating 2 o’clock in the morning.  Stop by and say hi to Ken as he preps and roasts the sure to be scrumptious pork!!  Advance reservations are required to reserve a spot for dinner, which costs $10 per person (ages 13+) children 12 and under eat for free!  All families joining us for dinner should plan to contribute their favorite camping side dish and dessert to the Buffet buffet!  Call today to reserve a site at Granite Hill— it’s not too often when you can relax in Margaritaville over the weekend and still be back in time for work on Monday!

MAKE DINNER RESERVATIONS HERE

 


INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION & Gettysburg Battle Reenactments

June 29 – July 4, 2023

247 years ago, America stood together and declared independence from the government that had ruled avariciously over them. This declaration was only the beginning, but it was a step towards a safe, self-determined, self-governed nation. Independence Day is a celebration of the day 247 years ago when the American people united to create a place where their kin could come to relax and enjoy luxuries they never had. Call now to reserve a weekend of honoring your ancestors’ sacrifices by relaxing, spending time with your family, and savoring the liberties they achieved for you!

Celebrate at Granite Hill with a long weekend jammed-full of ghost stories, hayrides, horseshoe tournaments, patriotic tie-dying, trivia, singing and dancing with Dual FX DJ’s, a patriotic bicycle parade, crafts, and more!

Explore Destination Gettysburg  to find information on Gettysburg’s historical, cultural, and other entertaining events for the July 4th weekend.


GETTYSBURG BIKE WEEK

July 7-9, 2023

Gettysburg Bike Week events are held at the All Star complex, just a mere 4.4 miles from Granite Hill Camping Resort! These 4.4 miles not only make Granite Hill a convenient and accessible base for Bike Week, but they also provide a pleasant ride to begin and end your days here in Gettysburg. Granite Hill has many activities for you to fill any empty gaps in your Bike Week plans, like a refreshing time in the pool, a horseshoe tournament, or you can dominate in a couple games of mini golf! Throughout the weekend at the campground, we’ll have plenty of happenings to amuse campers and bikers of all ages such as ghost stories, hayrides, crafts and ceramics, and there’s never a wrong time to ride through the mountains and explore the striking scenery of Adams County. Whether you want to do it all or unwind at your campsite after each bustling day of Bike Week, Granite Hill is here to help you have one of the best weekends yet! Call today to reserve your site at Granite Hill! Click here for more information about Gettysburg Bike Week, and here for information about the Hollabaugh’s Blueberry Festival on July 8th and 9th.

Visit Gettysburg Bike Week’s website for more information! www.gettysburgbikeweek.com


MID-SUMMER’S NIGHT POOL PARTY & COOKOUT

July 14-16, 2023

Pool yourself away from daily life and make a big splash this summer!  We hope you have enjoyed a fabulous summer thus far and invite you to join us for a reenergizing weekend at Granite Hill before the kiddos return to school! Escape the summer heat at our annual pool party with a refreshing dip in the pool, pool games and activities hosted by our amazing activities team, tunes brought to you by Dual FX DJs, and a free poolside cookout to complete your family getaway. We invite you to make your reservations early so your whole family can enjoy the pool party, as well as, backyard games, tie-dying and s’more fun than you can shake a stick at!  We won’t forget to pamper the moms and dads too with a relaxing 30 minute adult only swim too! Dive in and call soon!


 

SUMMER HOEDOWN

July 21-23, 2023

Woah there, bucko! We hear you ain’t got nothin’ planned for this fine weekend, and it just so happens that we’re fixin’ for a shindig here at Granite Hill! If you’re hankerin’ for a getaway, saddle up and come on over to the campground for a slew of fun festivities such as arts and crafts, hayrides, game tournaments, and many others! Saturday night, get all gussied up and raise a ruckus with the w/ Dual FX DJ’s featuring all the best country, blues, and rock tunes! As the night draws on, have a hoot and a half with your family roasting s’mores at your site, or hit the hay under the stars so you can wake up early and play in the pool! No matter what you’re lookin’ for this weekend, Granite Hill has got it all! Call today to reserve a campsite for an escapade that won’t be delayed!

 


CHICKEN BBQ ~ Saturday July 29th

July 28-30, 2023

What does the perfect summer weekend look like? We’ll put an image in your head at Granite Hill with a weekend brimming with arts and crafts, pool games, tie-dying, and a watermelon-eating contest! Then join your fellow campers and feast on a delectable BBQ chicken dinner.  Watch the sun drop to the horizon from a paddle boat or kayak on Lake Lily, enjoy the late afternoon breeze while playing a couple rounds of mini golf, and cap off the evening dancing under the stars to the tunes brought to you by Dual FX DJ’s. Call soon to reserve a site to show your family a perfect summer weekend because camping doesn’t get much better than this.  The chicken BBQ dinner includes: ½ Chicken freshly grilled, a baked potato, cole slaw, and a roll and butter. The cost is $12/ meal and orders must be placed in advance.  The deadline to order chicken dinners is Wednesday, July 20th.

MAKE DINNER RESERVATIONS HERE

SUMMER BONUS WEEKEND

August 4-6, 2023

All guests with advance reservations will receive $25 gift card to use toward a future reservation! Everyone will enjoy our regularly scheduled activities such as ghost stories, arts & crafts, and a competitive tournaments and more! Come enjoy the warm summer weather, take a dip in the pool, relax by the campfire, and make s’more memories!

 


MARYLAND CRAB & CORN FEAST

August 11-13, 2023

Sink your claws into a delicious feast here at the campground with our annual Maryland Crab and Adams County Corn Feast! In addition to all the classic Granite Hill fun— roasting s’mores over ghost stories, sunbathing by the pool, going for a hayride jaunt, participating in game tournaments, making arts and crafts, and so on— Saturday night, we will be providing just-caught Maryland Blue Crabs (1’s and 2’s) and fresh, crisp corn on the cob from Adams County! Campers will scuttle back to their campsites to enjoy their feasts. Don’t forget to pack your favorite pickin’ untensils and supplies. Each dozen of crabs will be priced at market prices and includes 6 ears of corn. After treating yourself to a delicious meal, rave on as evening falls to tunes spun by our DJs outside the Sterling Pavilion (weather permitting)! The deadline to reserve your feast is Thursday, August 11th , so call Granite Hill to make shore you can participate in all this weekend’s festivities!

Visit hollabaughbros.com for information about the 30th Annual Hollabaugh’s Peach Fest and gburgrocks.com to learn about a Gettysburg music festival that benefits children struggling with cancer and their families, all happening this weekend!

ORDER CRABS & CORN HERE

85TH GETTYSBURG BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL

August 17-20, 2023

Here at Granite Hill, we’d like to think that our Bluegrass Festival is a lot like fine wine and cheese—it only improves with age. Come experience our 83rd festival, internationally acclaimed and growing more refined each of the 40+ years it’s been in existence. Call today to purchase tickets for access to a wonderland of interesting vendors, scrumptious foods, great company, and four days worth of live bluegrass. With lineups that include your long-time favorites in addition to nuanced newcomers, along with workshops to teach you the secrets of the trade, your weekend will be spent fully immersed in a genre that is as rich sonically as it is historically. Keep up with the latest Bluegrass Festival news at www.gettysburgbluegrass.com.

A Bluegrass tradition since 1979!

In 2022 the 83rd festival featured: The Del McCoury Band (Thur) · Rhonda Vincent & the Rage (Fri) · The Seldom Scene (Sat/Sun) · The Grascals (Thur) Darin & Brooke Aldridge (Sun) · Lonesome River Band (Fri) · Bluegrass Cardinals Tribute Band (Fri) · The Little Roy & Lizzy Show (Fri) · Dry Branch Fire Squad (Sat/Sun) · Nu-Blu (Fri) and much more! 
The 85th lineup will be announced in the coming months and will most certainly not disappoint!

 

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SUMMER CONCERT SERIES #4 – NOWHERE SLOW

August 25 – 27, 2023

Don’t miss one of the last weekends to camp this summer!  Granite Hill will be brimming with activities for kids of all ages!  Campers will enjoy crafts, pool games, hayrides, a horseshoe tournament then watch the sun drop to the horizon from a paddle boat or kayak on Lake Lily, enjoy the late afternoon breeze while playing a couple rounds of mini golf, and end your action-packed day dancing under the stars to the tunes of Nowhere Slow !  Straight out of Scranton, Pennsylvania, this band is a favorite at House of Blues in Myrtle Beach, Sloppy Joe’s in Key West and Seacrets in Ocean City, Maryland to name a few great venues. With great musicianship, stellar vocals, and over 3900 fans online, Nowhere Slow is always booked back. Once you hear them you will want to reserve a space for their return again next year! Call soon to reserve a site to show your family a perfect summer weekend!

 

Make Granite Hill your base camp for the Battlefield Blast!  After a hot day on the pitch return to GHCR for a refreshing dip in the pool and live music!

Gettysburg Battlefield Blast soccer tournament held locally each year!

 


LABOR DAY WEEKEND – 3 NIGHT MINIMUM

September 1-4, 2023

Need some way to festively finish off a fabulous season? Call us now and book a site at Granite Hill for the last weekend of the summer! We’ll celebrate summer’s end with games, ghost stories, singing and dancing, and more! We’ll have fun for all ages—from shuffleboard to bingo to s’mores around the campfire—to leave your family buzzing with warm memories in spite of the cold weather to come. Do not delay, call today to secure your favorite site with a 3 night minimum!


PICL BIKE RACE WEEKEND ~ Grinnin’ at Granite

September 8-10, 2023

This weekend will be the 5th Anniversary or Pennsylvania Interscholastic Cycling League event held at Granite Hill. Reserve a spot to attend these NICA-sanctioned races which provide student athletes an environment to bring to fruition their competitive aspirations! We guarantee every participating student athlete will be given a fast and fun atmosphere with NICA-refined class-leading professional race promotion, timing, course preparation, and risk management delivered by our highly experienced event promoters.  For more information about PICL, visit http://www.pamtb.org/. There is a two night minimum to reserve a site and advance reservations are highly recommended.  Food options onsite  include the Granite Hill Red Shed Café and two food trucks, Uncle Moe’s Soul Food and the Lucky Truck!

 


WITCHES AND WIZARDS ~ SIXTH YEAR

September 15-17, 2023

In June of 1997, J.K. Rowling first released Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, the premier of the series. No one had ever before read such wonderful, outlandish words. Readers all over the world became absorbed in the pages, immersed in the wizarding world. Children began to wait outside by their mailboxes come the arrival of their 11th birthdays, hoping to find a letter admitting them to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry engraved with their name.

Join us at Granite Hill for our 6th Annual Witches and Wizards weekend and discover as your daydreams become tangible all around you! Get sorted into your Hogwarts House, make your own wand, stroll down Diagon Alley, attend magical lessons, and NEW for 2022, participate in a virtual hunt for horcruxes! Cap off your magical day by dancing the night away at the Hogwarts Yule Ball, all with your favorite characters!  Don’t forget to pack proper attire! Take your place among your Hogwarts peers of all ages and register today!

This outdoor event is free to campers and not open to the general public.

REIGISTRATION and WAIVER ARE REQUIRED IN ADVANCE TO PARTICIPATE.  Registration is now closed for HP events. Walkups can only be accepted as supplies last.

WITCHES, WIZARDS, AND MUGGLES REGISTER HERE

 


FAIRFIELD PIPPENFEST

September 22-24, 2023

This weekend, the cozy town of Fairfield, PA will host Pippinfest, a community yard sale featuring food, entertainment, crafts, and lots of bustling activity! Located just 3 miles west of Granite Hill, about 6 minutes on Route 116, you can spend the weekend finding unique antiques and one-of-a-kind goodies at the various sales that line the quaint little town of Fairfield! Or if you prefer, hang with us at Granite Hill,  watch the sun drop to the horizon from a paddle boat or kayak on Lake Lily, enjoy the late afternoon breeze while playing a couple rounds of mini golf . End your relaxing day dancing under the stars to the classic rock  tunes of the 60’s and 70’s covered by the one and only Smooth Opinion Band!

For information about Pippenfest, please visit www.pippinfest.com or www.gettysburgretailmerchants.com for information about the Gettysburg Outdoor Antique Show!


FALL BONUS WEEKEND

September 29- October 1, 2023

All guests with advance reservations will receive $25 gift card to use toward a future reservation. Everyone will enjoy our regularly scheduled activities such as ghost stories, arts & crafts, and a competitive tournaments and more! Come enjoy the delightful fall weather, relax by the campfire, and make s’more memories!

 


FALL CAMPING AT GRANITE HILL & THE NATIONAL APPLE HARVEST FESTIVAL

(1) October 6-8, 2023. (Indigenous Peoples’ Day, October 9th )
(2) October 13-15, 2023

Enjoy crisp mornings and bluebird skies this fall at Granite Hill!  October is peak season for beautiful Adams County and Granite Hill.   Visit Beechwood Orchards Market Stand right here at Granite Hill on Saturday between 9-1 for a variety of freshly picked Adams County apples! The National Apple Harvest Festival lies in the orchard-covered mountains surrounding the historic town of Gettysburg, PA. On the twenty minute drive from our campground, you will be submersed in robust pastoral scenes until you reach the town of Arendtsville. There you will find an old-time festival of apple products, live country music, hundreds of arts and crafts vendors, antique autos, steam engines, orchard tours, and an abundance of food! Back at Granite Hill we will have our regularly scheduled activities going on throughout the weekend.  Visit the National Apple Harvest Festival website for all the details: www.appleharvest.com!

 


FANGTASTIC HALLOWEEN WEEKENDS I, II, III

(I) October 20 – 22, 2023
(II) October 27 – 29, 2023
(III) November 3 – 5, 2023

Gettysburg has many marks of a fangtastic Halloween vacation location—cool autumn weather, cozy cafes in which to get your pumpkin spice lattes, and frequent ghost sightings! Consequently, Halloween is so popular at Granite Hill that we consecutively host three Halloween weekends in a row during the month of October! Spend some spooky time with the ones you love going on a FREE ghost walk around the campground, roasting s’mores, trick or treating, and decorating pumpkins! Explore our bloodcurdling Haunted Civil War Barn (if you dare), or sashay down the streets of our campground in our costume parade! Whether it’s playing horseshoes, singing karaoke, or goblin’ down some food at the Red Shed Café, we’ve got something to ensure that everyone in the family has the Hallowtime of their life! We specter see you there!

 


VETERAN’S DAY WEEKEND

November 10-11, 2023

This weekend we salute our nation’s veterans!  We thank and honor all the men and women who have served in our country’s military. For more information regarding local events this weekend visit Destination Gettysburg!

When camping with us, please remember that when Mother Nature drops the temperatures below freezing, you must disconnect your hose and we will shut down the water system to prevent the pipes from icing over.  The water system and bathhouses are fully shut down as required by the weather.


DEDICATION DAY AND REMEMBRANCE DAY

November 17-19, 2023

Granite Hill is the perfect base for your travels, dually enabling you to join in on the festivities or retreat from all the hubbub. Join Gettysburg in honoring its history at the Gettysburg Remembrance Day Parade and the Annual Remembrance Illumination, both commemorating soldiers and civilians of the American Civil War. You’ll find making memories easy this weekend with such activities as the Old Fashioned Tree Lighting, with free hot chocolate, cookies, carols, and Clause; the Pop Up Pub at the Gettysburg Outlet Shoppes, where you can purchase the products of local breweries; or even the Annual Foothills Artists Studio Tour in nearby Fairfield, which is a free tour featuring the studios and works of local artists! Gettysburg Remembrance Day Parade held on the 20th, in Gettysburg.

Please continue checking Destination Gettysburg’s Events and Safe Travel pages, as well as the GNMP Dedication Day page for any updates.

When camping with us, please remember that when Mother Nature drops the temperatures below freezing, you must disconnect your hose and we will shut down the water system to prevent the pipes from icing over.  The water system and bathhouses are fully shut down as required by the weather.


THANKSGIVING WEEKEND~ CLOSING WEEKEND.

November 23-27, 2023

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Granite Hill! We are pleased to offer limited camping to guests for the holiday on Breezy Hill, Safari Area, Tenting Grove, Stoney Point, and our USA Tent Sites. The west bathhouse will remain open weather permitting, and the main camp section will be closed at this time. While the office will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, we’ll give you a reason to be thankful when it opens up on Friday—all gift items will be 30% off on Black Friday! A welcome packet will be left at the night registration box for anyone arriving after hours! Don’t turk us for Granite, call to make your reservations today!

Office Hours for Thanksgiving Week:

Monday – Wednesday 9AM-5PM

Thanksgiving Day – CLOSED

Friday 10AM-4PM

Saturday 10AM-4-PM

Sunday- 9AM-2PM

When camping with us, please remember that when Mother Nature drops the temperatures below freezing, you must disconnect your hose and we will shut down the water system to prevent the pipes from icing over.  The water system and bathhouses are fully shut down as required by the weather.

Farewell and best wishes until next season!  We wish you a Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and a wonderful holiday season!  We are so grateful for everyone who joined us for our 50th Anniversary season at Granite Hill and we hope you return again and again for years to come!

DATES, ACTIVITIES, ENTERTAINMENT, AND LOCAL EVENTS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

 

 

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