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, May 8, 2018

Thursday May 31, 2018 - Hamburg Reservoir Springs

ED will lead THE SPRINGS OF SPRING HIKE - approx. 5 miles. This will be a moderate to difficult hike due to stream crossings and steep descents on the Blue Mountain. We will visit the Stephanie and Cold Springs via the old Windsor Furnace - Eckville public road and the Appalachian Trail. Wet feet are a possibility! Rain may shorten, but not cancel this hike. Lunch opt to follow at C.J. Hummel's in Lenhartsville.

MEET : 9:00 A.M. @ Hamburg reservoir parking area at end of Reservoir Rd., off of Rte. 22 east of Hamburg.

TELEPHONE: Leader Ed 610-921-3252 with questions.

Thursday May 24, 2018 - Mt Gretna

MIKE will lead an easy 5 or so mile hike in the Town of Mt. Gretna. A walk around Mt. Gretna. Let's see what is blooming in the old Chautauqua. We will walk around both the old and the newer parts of Mt. Gretna, all roads and sidewalks, over hills and valleys. As an option later, there are several places in the area to stop for lunch.

MEET: 10:00 A.M. @ the main parking lot by the Gretna Emporium off of Route 117 (Mt. Gretna Road) My GPS shows 40.247940, -76.471342

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

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Thursday May 17, 2018 - Horseshoe Trail Cleanup

MARK will be taking us through a Horseshoe Trail Clean Up. This occurs on the section of the trail that our club periodically maintains. This section spans from Knauers to Adamstown; however, we may not cover all of it at this time. Bring the usual tools required, also work gloves, water and plenty of good humor. This is a good time to give back to the community some trail maintenance. Lunch is an option afterwards.

MEET: 9:30 A.M. @ Kenhorst Shopping Plaza, Rtes. 724 & 625, in the lot next to Dairy Queen.

TELEPHONE: Leader Mark 484-824-2740 with questions.

Thursday May 10, 2018 - Furnace Hills, Lebanon County

HERB has planned and will lead a 4-5 mile moderate round trip hike in the Furnace Hills woodlands. The walk is on the Horse-Shoe Trail and other marked trails in the area. We will walk along several streams flowing with spring rains and see many emerging wildflowers. We will climb to Eagle Rock and then descend into the valley below. Expect some rocks and moderate hills to negotiate. Lunch opt afterwards.

MEET 1: 9:00 A.M. at the west end of the Walmart parking lot in Ephrata off of route 322
MEET 2: 9:30 A.M. in the main parking lot at Furnace Hills near the Horse-Shoe Trail crossing on route 322.

TELEPHONE: Leader Herb Van Horn 484-252-9493c with questions.

Thursday May 3, 2018 - Wernersville

GERRY & WILLIE will lead a 5 1/2 to 6 mile hike in the Wernersville Area. Walk trails to see the Witness Tree, then roads through a mobile home park and countryside with many views. Expect hills on this hike. We could opt to eat at Red Plate Diner afterwards, if the group agrees and we finish in time.

MEET: 10:00 A.M. @ Wernersville State Hospital parking lot.

DIRECTIONS: Travel west on Rte. 422, midway between Wernersville and Robesonia, to traffic light-Sportsman Rd. turn left and go to first road left into parking lot.

TELEPHONE: Leader Gerry or Willie 610-678-5245 with questions.

Thursday Apr 26, 2018 - Laurel Locks

LES will lead a 5 to 6 mile hike at the historic and scenic Laurel Locks Farm near Pottstown and on adjacent roads. This hike is generally flat.

MEET: 10:00 A.M. @ Coventry Mall, next to Route 724. On Route 724 from Birdsboro, take the first left turn into the mall after passing Laurelwood Rd. (Coventry Ice Cream Parlor) and park to the left of this entrance.

TELEPHONE: Leader Les 610-323-1703, C. 610-850-1855 with questions.

Thursday Apr 19, 2018 - Hamburg

GERRY & WILLIE will lead a 5 to 6 mile hike in the Hamburg Area comprising of various trails and some roads. This is mostly level walking and fairly easy going. Dress accordingly for unpredictable weather. Lunch option afterwards.

1st MEET: 9:30 A.M. @ Redner's Leesport Market off Rte. 61 in southwest corner of lot.
2nd MEET: 10:00 A.M. @ Hamburg Park, 2nd & Island Sts., Hamburg.

TELEPHONE: Leader Gerry or Willie 610-678-5245 with questions.