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Great Family Vacations: Northeast
by Candyce H. Stapen (The Globe Pequot Press)
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The good news first - this is the absolute best way to see Gettysburg Military Park. Now the bad news - it seems like this park hates hikers. When I asked the park ranger to help me find the trails, he told me my map was ancient. In fact, the trail had the visitor center as the starting point. The visitor center has moved and the park ranger couldn't adjust. Then, some trails are blocked or closed. One trail had a sign that said "trail closed- no one allowed beyond this point." I ignored it and the trail was just fine. However, you really get the feel of the battles from ground level and therefore my 2 star rating.
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