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    Philadelphia, PA
    Pathfinder | 151 pts
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    6/19/2018
    Any trip to eastern Pennsylvania should include a visit to Gettysburg. The self-guided auto tour is a great way to take in the overall sights of the park, though it’s not the only way to see the park. I suggest picking up a park map when you arrive and then driving the full tour route, making notes of points of interest along the way that you want to explore further. Then go back to those spots after you have driven the full tour route. Also check the park’s website (before going to see what kinds of rangers programs might be available while you are there. They offer quite a few programs (depending on season), and they provide a great way to gain unique insights about various aspects of the park and the history of the area.
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    Mooresville, NC
    Trailblazer | 1582 pts
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    3/6/2018
    We took this drive in July of 2016. It was really interesting and informative. We got out of the car and walked around several times. The only downside was the intense July heat, followed by a flash thunderstorm/rain episode. I am not sure really young kids would really enjoy this very much, it may seem somewhat boring to them :)
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    MEYERSVILLE, MD
    Explorer | 20 pts
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    8/14/2009
    We enjoyed this ride a lot because of the beautiful scenery and history. Had to maneuver with the cars through the sites, but it was workable.
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    Coatesville, PA
    Explorer | 21 pts
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    6/12/2008
    Do not rely solely on the map or directions in this guide. Make sure you have a current map of Gettysburg with you. There is a new visitors center and the directions in the guide are from the old center. The directions are also going agaist traffic thru the battlefield area and this may be a problem. We followed the directions in reverse with no trouble. Be ready to ride thru quite a bit of traffic in the city section if you go during tourist season.
    On the positive side it is a very nice ride, easily completed in a leisurely 4 hours. I've been through Gettysburg many times and was able to see things I've never seen before. Very historic an nice scenery
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    Bellefonte, PA
    Explorer | 40 pts
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    1/28/2008
    This is a beautiful ride with an unbelievable history to be learned along the way. The roads are in excellent shape and the traffic is at a slow pace.
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    Philadelphia, PA
    Pathfinder | 131 pts
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    10/8/2007
    Went with a group of beginner bicyclist. We had no trouble at all. It just so happened that the weekend we went was a temperature breaking weekend but there are many places to refill water bottles. We enjoyed tremendously. Our group did benefit from one of our own being a Gettysburg buff so much of the history was narrated to the rest of the group. Seeing Gettysburg on bike is the way to do it.
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    Glen Cove, NY
    Explorer | 20 pts
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    8/7/2006
    It was a hot day, but there are trees at points on the trail to cool down. You have to contend with many cars so keep your eyes on the road, which is hard sometimes given the many monuments to see. Was off the bike often, so leave at least 3 hours for the tour.
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    Boca Raton, FL
    Explorer | 41 pts
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    3/16/2006
    I biked Gettysburg National Park and it was a good experience. The roads are in good condition - all paved and wide enough for cars and bikes (no bike paths). The traffic is slow b/c it is a park and people are going from monument to monument so generally no one flying by you at 60 mph. The terrain in and around the park is mostly flat with some moderate hills - except for Big Round top - that was tough climb!
    Gettysburg is a great little town with lots of restaurants and cute shops.
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    Trail Information

    Gettysburg
    Nearby City
    9.1
    Distance
    597 feet
    Elevation Gain
    Loop/Lollipop
    Trail Type
    Moderate
    Skill Level
    5 to 6 hours
    Duration
    Spring, summer, fall
    Season
    Gettysburg National Military Park, 1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg 17325; (717) 338-1243; www.gettysburgfoundation.org
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    USGS Gettysburg, PA; Fairfield, PA
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