The BERKS COUNTY WANDERERS are part of the Berks County Comunity Hiking Club. Their walks and hikes are held primarily on Thursday mornings. Further information about either hiking group is available from Al Napolentano at 610-929-9694 or avnapo@msn.com. Pets are not allowed on these hikes. To see photos from preveous hikes go to: http://wandererspics.blogspot.com

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Thursday Aug 11, 2016 - Falls of Swatara

DAVID will lead the Falls of Swatara, a 4-5 mile moderate, scenic hike in Schuylkill County. Swatara Falls is a single drop 25 foot waterfall in a deep mountain ravine of the Broad Mountain. After viewing the falls we will return to explore one of the first projects of Project Scarlift which began in the 1970's. Later we can opt for lunch at Behm's Rest.

MEET: 9:00 A.M. @ Blue Marsh Church Rd. parking Area off Rte. 183.

TELEPHONE: Leader Dave cell# 570-640-0550 with questions.

Thursday Aug 4, 2016 - Middle Creek

MICHAEL will lead a 6-7 mile hike in the Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area. We will be following the tour road, so the first few miles will be in the sun. The second half will be on the shaded unpaved road. Lunch option afterwards to be decided.

MEET: 9:30 A.M. @ Visitors Center parking lot of Middle Creek Wildlife Mgmt. Area.

DIRECTIONS: From Rte. 272 south in Adamstown take 897 north for 14 miles into village of Kleinfeltersville, take first left after stop sign onto Hopeland Road. Then drive 2 miles to Middle Creek Visitors Center. GPS Address is 100 Museum Rd., Newmanstown, Pa. 17073

TELEPHONE: Leader Mike 717-949-2056 with questions.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Thursday Jul 28, 2016 - Muhlenberg Township

AL will lead a 5 -6 miles hike in Muhlenberg Twp. Starting at the Laurel Run Recreational Park. This hike involves various terrain, such as, woodland trail with some hills, grassy fields, macadam paths and some road walking. Come prepared for the weather, carry water and insect repellent. Opt for lunch after hiking.

MEET: 9:30 A.M. @ Laurel Run Recreational Park parking area across from the park lodge.

DIRECTIONS: Take route 12 to exit at River Road and travel north on River Road for an approximate mile to the park entrance on the right side, just before the stop sign at Leiz's Bridge Road.

TELEPHONE: Leader Al 610-929-9694 or 610-406-1366 on day of hike, if questions.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Thursday Jul 21, 2016 - Pike Township

Les has a 6 mile treat for you. Want to find out why the Oley Hills got their name? This hike, primarily in Pike township, is entirely on roads. Some are unpaved. Much of it is in shade. We will see Hill Church and have the presence of Mountain Mary about us, maybe some other spirits besides. Lunch at Dryville Hotel afterwards?

1st MEET: 9:00 A.M. @ Weis Markets, Route 73 and Friedensberg Rd in Oley. There will be about a 10 mile drive to the starting point.
2nd MEET: 9:30 A.M. @ District Township Park at Landis Store and Weil Roads.

TELEPHONE: Leader Les 610-323-1703 with any questions.

Thursday Jul 14, 2016 - French Creek

GROVER will lead a 5 to 6 mile hike in French Creek S. P. This will be mostly on various woodland trails and part of the historic area of Hopewell Furnace. It should be pleasant hiking with shade. Opt for lunch somewhere afterwards.

MEET: 9:30 A.M. @ Hopewell Furnace National Park Visitor's Center off Rte. 345.

TELEPHONE: Leader Grover's cell 860-861-5681 if any questions.

Thursday Jul 7, 2016 - Wyomissing

Kay will take us on a leisurely stroll thru the shaded streets and boulevards of Wyomissing. Don't worry about the heat! We will hike at an easy pace and be happy they named Wyomissing, the tree city. The trek will depend on the weather, of course, maybe 5 to 6 miles. Opt for lunch later, possibly Wyomissing Family Restaurant.

MEET: 10:00 A.M. @ Wyomissing Creek parking lot off Lancaster Ave in Shillington. (Located behind WAWA near business route 222 and route 724).

TELEPHONE: Kay 610-796-7602 if any questions.

Thursday Jun 30, 2016 - Appalachian Trail

ELLEN AND HERB are organizing a “Trail-Magic” event on the AT north of Reading. It will be a picnic for all hikers on the trail that day including the Wanderers. A 4-5 miles in and out hike to a new area on the AT is also being planned. This event will be held rain or shine.

MEET: 9:00 A.M. at Redner's Market in Leesport to carpool. It is about a 40 minute drive to the trail crossing.

TELEPHONE: Ellen at 610-775-2677 to coordinate food and drinks. Cold drinks and home baked goods are favorites! Hot dogs, hamburgers and buns will be provided. Call Herb with other questions at 610-286-6886 or (484-252-9493 cell).