About Us

A Quiet, Friendly Community

There are so many things to tell someone interested in the Lake Heritage community. Originally founded in 1965, it was chartered as a non-profit corporation under the PA Uniform Code for Planned Communities. Lake Heritage is self-governed by 9 elected board members supported by a community manager and staff. It is approximately 750 acres in size with a 154-acre lake, 252 waterfront home sites and 600 additional home sites with lake access privileges.

Photo taken by Bill Sherman, association member, in late spring 2017.


Located in historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, minutes from the Visitor Center at Gettysburg National Military Park, Lake Heritage spans 3 Pennsylvania townships Mt Joy, Straban, and Mt. Pleasant. It is centrally located in Adams County

Residents of All Ages

Our Community is made up of residents of all ages, from young families with children to the recently retired families who enjoy our variety of clubs and activities.

Lake Heritage is a quiet, gated community where you can feel safe and secure. Residents are issued annual parking stickers. Guests need to provide the guard on duty with information including whom they are visiting and where they are going. The result of this precaution is that no one enters the property unless they have been properly identified.

Life on the Lake

All lake residents have access to the lake. Having a lakefront property assures access but there are various ramps located in common areas from which boats, canoes, or kayaks may be launched.


Our children attend either the Gettysburg or Littlestown School Districts depending on their township. Some attend private and parochial schools.