It’s been too long since my last entry here, I’ll use the lame excuse that many businesses are claiming for low profits, “It’s because of bad weather“. But I’ve resumed my rambling around. This time I’m in Orrtanna, Pennsylvania, a few miles west of Gettysburg in a “Census-designated place“, a description I hadn’t heard of before.
Orrtanna is located in western Adams County at the eastern foot of South Mountain. The community is primarily in the northeast corner of Hamiltonban Township, with a small portion extending into the northwest corner of Highland Township.
I bicycle through here from time to time. In the late summer I enjoy the aroma of apples in the orchards that are full of shiny red apples waiting for the harvest. One end of Orrtanna is home to the Adams County Winery, making what I consider some really good wine – but I’m no wine expert. At the other end of Orrtanna is one of my favorite places to dine, the Hickory Bridge Farm. I’ve eaten at the Hickory Bridge many times, always enjoying the dining experience, but have yet to stay at the Bed and Breakfast.
The following are some photos of the town, starting at the winery one afternoon with a craft festival, moving through town to the Hickory Bridge Farm and the bell, Yes I’ve rung it a few times.