The Fairfield Lodge

5104 Fairfield Road, Fairfield, Pennsylvania, 17320, United States | Motel
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Travel Blogs from Fairfield

1820. Apple Capital

A travel blog entry by nathanphil

6

Day 312
4 hrs, 7.2 kms
Day Totals: 12 hrs, 22.8 kms

Next I head east just a couple of miles to Biglerville, where it becomes even more evident that this is apple country--there's even a "National Apple Museum". Almost as big as the town itself is what looks like a big apple processing plant. I see a number of Latinos (haven't seen many in other small towns in the county) so I'm guessing orchard work is a draw here for immigrant labour. I ...

1819. The White Squaw

A travel blog entry by nathanphil

6

... to pack in just a couple more Adams County towns before finally closing this loop in my Superhike that just doesn't want to end.

Arendtsville, is a cohesive little town with house packed tightly together on its Main Street. But no shops--nor any sign that there ever were any shops here, which seems odd. There is a little park just a block away with some plaque that tell of the history here. Arendtsville ...

1818. Approaching Gettysburg

A travel blog entry by nathanphil

12

... down the road the markers begin: such and such regiment or cavalry had a skirmish here... I'm looking forward to really thinking over this whole Civil War thing and how it's portrayed in the history books... but I'm going to save that until I wander around the famous battlefield of Gettysburg...

Finally up over a ridge, and there it is: the climax of this sidetrip of my ...

1817. The Traffic Circle

A travel blog entry by nathanphil

14

... college students... and of course, the occasional Open Mike... Only problem is that they're too pricey for me. I hate paying 1.40 for a doughnut (when I could buy a half dozen doughnuts at the discount store for less than that!) but I figure it's worth it to enjoy the coffeehouse vibe.

A young fellow sitting next to me ask about the guitar... and we start chatting music. He grew ...

Postvisit: Rebel Red State

A travel blog entry by nathanphil

20

... is this place? It says "South Mountain Restoration Center" which doesn't tell me a whole lot... and there's no one around to ask.

Later I Google it and find that, yes, it was built about 100 years ago as a sanitorium--especially for people with tuberculosis, but also the elderly and mentally ill. Yeah, that makes sense--I guess you would want to keep those people far away from the general population. But I'm still pretty impressed that they'd build such ...

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