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Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Autumn in Central Pennsylvania

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By Jay Lloyd

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (CBS) — Turning leaves, fall golf, and a ton of festivals are on tap around historic Gettysburg for the next several weeks.  And it’s the perfect autumn getaway.

Could there be a better time than right now to celebrate the Pennsylvania apple crop -– sweet, tart and everything in between?  Sample some cider, fork a pie, see the cars that your grandpa drove, and pick through a treasure trove of antiques.

For the next two weekends, the National Apple Harvest Festival is underway in Biglerville, Pa., about 10 miles from Gettysburg.

“You know, there’s almost always something going on every weekend, this time of year,” says Eric Flynn, who helms Liberty Mountain and Carroll Valley Golf Resort, in the heart of Adams County, within a cannonball shot of Gettysburg.

Fall foliage golf here, in the shadow of the ski slopes, is visually dynamic.

But festivals take center stage. Wine and food celebrations? You got ‘em.  Music? Ditto.

“October is among the best months to be here,” says Flynn.  So if you’re looking for a family fall getaway within a couple of hours of home, just Google “Gettysburg festivals.”

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