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

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Thursday Feb 11, 2016 - Birdsboro Watershed

LES will take you on a 6 mile hike in the Birdsboro watershed. We rarely hike in some of the sections covered, but the Birdsboro Water Authority recently harvested trees and you will be able to pass judgment on the work that was done. Especially at this time of year, you will see the terrain like never before and you will be afforded views that were previously unavailable. This hike includes trips past both reservoirs. Expect hills.

MEET: 10:00 A.M. parking area on Hay Creek Rd (former Route 82), north of Geigertown, .8 mile north of where Mullen Hollow Rd ends at Hay Creek Rd.

DIRECTIONS: From the traffic light in Gibralter at the Turkey Hill, travel east on Route 724 1.2 miles. Take the first right turn at the sign for Hillcrest Hall Bingo, cross railroad tracks, turn left on Old River Rd, then almost immediately right onto Rock Hollow Rd. Drive 2.8 miles on Rock Hollow, cross Cocalico Rd, then drive another 1.1 miles to the first stop sign at Hay Creek Rd. Turn left and drive .7 miles to the parking area.

TELEPHONE: Les 610-323-1703 with questions.

Thursday Feb 4, 2016 - Birdsboro CHANGE

CHANGE DUE TO CONDITIONS

LES will take you on an impromptu hike in the Birdsboro area. Since conditions are uncertain, the group will decide when we meet exactly what we do. Possibilities include taking the Schuylkill River Trail in either direction or walking in Birdsboro, possibly to the Rustic Picnic Park.

MEET: 10:00 A.M. behind the Matthew Brooke building. The Matthew Brook building is at the traffic light in Birdsboro, across from Turkey Hill and adjacent to the Schuylkill River.

TELEPHONE: Les 610-323-1703 with questions.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Thursday Jan 28, 2016 - Angelica Park

KAY will lead an easy 5 mile winter hike to Angelica Park via Angelica Creek Trail. We will start from Rite-Aid and walk to trail entrance, approximately one mile from Rite-Aid. Trail will lead to Angelica Creek Park, where we will turn around and hike thru streets of Reading and Shillington to return to the starting point, passing by Tom Masano Mini Park Animal Band.

MEET: 10:00 AM. @ Rite-Aid on Lancaster Avenue in Shillington Shopping Center (GPS address: 500 East Lancaster Ave, Shillington, PA). Please park on Governor Mifflin Boulevard side of building where Casino patrons park.

TELEPHONE: Kay 610-796-7602 with questions.

Thursday Jan 21, 2016 - Blue Marsh

LES will lead a 5.5 to 6 mile loop hike at Blue Marsh. The hike begins at the Spring Creek trailhead and takes a series of roads and farm paths until reaching the main trail near Mile Post 7. From here, the return is via the Blue Marsh Trail. Expect a good variety of terrain. Lunch is optional after the hike.

MEET: 10:00 A.M. @ the Spring Creek trailhead on Brownsville Rd, 2.9 miles west of State Hill
Rd (Ganleys)

TELEPHONE: Les 610-323-1703 with questions.

Thursday Jan 14, 2016 - Warwick Village

HERB has mapped a 5-6 mile moderate hike starting at a game land parking lot and passing through Warwick Village. We will visit the newly re-opened historic St. Mary's Chapel and view the cemetery where revolutionary soldiers are buried. General Washington is reported to have retreated to this area to rest his troops and repair their guns. There are no rocks, but there are some ups and downs. Lunch afterwards is an option.

MEET: 10:00 A.M. @ the lot of the Elverson Deli on Route 23 in Elverson.

TELEPHONE: Herb 610-286-6886 with questions.

Thursday Jan 7, 2016 - Nolde Forest

ANNELIES & RUDY will lead for a Nolde Forest hike of 4+ miles. Wear good shoes and bring water. Of course we will eat somewhere. All of you haven’t forgotten our name, “hiking club with an eating disorder”. Have a great holiday and a good, healthy and happy 2016.

MEET: 10:00 A.M. @ Sawmill parking lot of Nolde Forest, weather permitting.

TELEPHONE: Annelies or Rudy 610-777-4223 with questions.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Thursday December 31, 2015 - Leesport

YOU will lead a hike of not more than 5 miles. YOU will be chosen by the attending group. YOU may suggest where to lunch after the hike, but the group will decide. By a majority of show of hands the decision will be made, as to where to lunch.

MEET: 10:00 A.M. @ Redner’s Market parking lot off Rte. 61 in Leesport.

TELEPHONE: Al 610-929-9694 with questions.

The Maiden Creek below Ontelaunee Lake dam.