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 Pets are not allowed on these hikes. To see photos from preveous hikes go to:

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Thursday Oct 29, 2015 - Wildwood Park, Harrisburg

FELICIA (Al’s daughter) wants us to take a trip west to the state capital and enjoy the wetlands, lake and sanctuary at Wildwood Park. This 3.5 mile circle hike around the lake is divided between easy and moderate difficulty. There is an additional .25 mile difficult add on where we can challenge ourselves, if we desire.

This hike includes some boardwalk areas leading into the wetland and bird blinds. The last mile and a half of the hike is a flat towpath trail (1 mile) followed by a half mile boardwalk. Wildwood Park is located just off I 81 near the Farm Show Complex and Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC). The address is 100 Wildwood Way, Harrisburg, Pa. 17110.

1st MEET: 8:45 A.M. @ Church Rd. parking lot of Blue Marsh off Rte. 183 to carpool to Harrisburg.

2nd MEET: 10:30 A.M. @ Benjimin Olewine lll Nature Center parking lot. We can use the facilities there before venturing out onto the trail. Following this hike we will head east toward Hershey for a prepared lunch at the home of Al's daughter, Felicia. Please RSVP to by October 22nd if you are planning to attend this hike so I can get an accurate count for seating and meal planning. Felicia's home is in Hummelstown Pa. 17036.

TELEPHONE: Felicia cell 717-576-6881 or Al cell 610-406-1366 if questions.

Thursday October 22, 2015 - Tuscarora State Park

MARGARET will lead a hike of 5 miles in Tuscarora State Park. This Schuylkill County park offers beautiful views of Tuscarora Lake with rhododendron thickets and colorful foliage. Dress accordingly and carry water and snacks, if desired. Lunch is an option after the hike for those wishing to participate.

MEET: 9:00 A.M. @ Redner’s Market off route 61 in Leesport.

TELEPHONE: Margaret 610-779-8393 with questions.

Thursday October 15, 2015 - Roaring Creek

LES will lead a hike of up to 8 miles at Roaring Creek Valley. This is a watershed north of Centralia along Route 42. Three lakes adjoin an 8 mile trail that runs from Route 42 to Route 54. We will attempt to walk half way, and then retrace our steps to the starting point. A subsequent hike may be planned from the opposite direction. This is a relatively flat walk on a wide trail at the base of two mountains, somewhat similar to Gold Mine Rd. For those looking for a shorter walk, it is easy to turn around at any time. Inclement weather will cause this hike to be deferred, and a hike at Blue Marsh will be substituted.

MEET: 8:30 AM at Church Road off Route 183. From here there will be a drive of about 1 hour and 15 minutes to reach the starting point.

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

Thursday October 8, 2015 - Womelsdorf

GERRY & WILLIE will lead a 5 mile hike on the roads in the Womelsdorf area, not hilly. We will see the Union Canal and perhaps remains of a lock, the old Reed Homestead, the Church and the Cemetery. Dress for a lovely fall day??? An optional lunch stop afterwards somewhere.

MEET: 10:00 A.M. @ McDonald’s large parking lot off Rte. 419. Traveling west on Rte. 422 turn left at the light of Jct.419.

TELEPHONE: Gerry or Willie if you have questions.

Thursday October 1, 2015 - Blue Marsh

BRENDA will lead a 5-6 mile hike around Skinner's Loop at Blue Marsh Lake. Hike on trails in this area. Lunch somewhere afterwards, as usual.

MEET: 10:00 A.M. @ the parking lot on Church Rd. off Rte. 183 N. Rain cancels this hike -
if weather is questionable, call hike leader.

TELEPHONE: Brenda at 610-488-7176.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Thursday Sept 24, 2015 - Warwick County Park

JOHN & HERB invite you to walk a 5-6 mile loop at Warwick County Park. We will walk through the wildflower meadows, along French Creek and circle back to the starting place. Please plan to bring an extra pair of shoes. We may need to wade across the creek at the end of the hike! It will be fun. Lunch after the hike is an option.

MEET: 9:00 A.M. @ Clock Tower parking lot off Route 23 in Morgantown to car pool to the starting point.

TELEPHONE: John at 610-322-9670 or Herb at 610-286-6886 with questions.

Thursday Sept 17, 2015 - Mt Penn

LES will lead a hike of about 6 miles on Mt Penn. Beginning at the Fire Tower, the hike heads to the Pagoda, proceeds to Egelman’s Park, and reaches a turnaround point at Mineral Spring Park. After returning to Egelman’s Park, other trails will be taken to return to the Tower. This last portion of the hike will depend on how far we have already gone and the weather conditions. There is a lunch option after the hike.

MEET: 10:00 A.M. at the Fire Tower on Skyline Drive.

TELEPHONE: Les 610-323-1703 with questions.