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Cyndie and Rich Winkelmann

Families have been making memories at Granite Hill Camping Resort near Gettysburg, Pa., for nearly 50 years, according to the Gettysburg Times.

But Granite Hill is much more than a campground. The resort offers family-friendly events and activities year-round for locals and visitors.

One of the resort’s most well-known events, and a favorite of owners Cyndie and Rich Winkelmann, is the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival, which has been produced twice annually at Granite Hill since 1979.

The Winkelmanns purchased the resort from Cyndie’s parents in 2002, and the 300-site campground sees tens of thousands of visitors each year, Cyndie said.

The Winkelmanns are always exploring ways to make the Granite Hill experience even better, most recently renovating the Red Shed Café, which Cyndie describes as “a one-stop-shop for hand-dipped ice cream, beverages, and delicious food for breakfast, lunch and dinner.” The café also offers a selection of craft, domestic and imported beers and Adams County Winery wines. The café is open to campers and the general public every day from May through August and on weekends during the spring and fall.

The resort also recently established two new events for young people.

In early September, site was the host for the season-opening mountain bike race for the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Cycling League. For the second year in a row, middle- and high-school students competed on miles of mountain bike trails around the campground, while their families enjoyed the resort’s other amenities.

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