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:

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Thursday Apr 5, 2018 - Welsh Mountain / Money Rocks

HERB has mapped and will lead a 4-5 mile circle walk at the Welsh Mt. Preserve/Money Rocks Park. See the mountain in it's leafless wonder. The walk will be on woodland trails through this historic area that was once the home of outlaws and bandits. We will avoid the worst hills and boulder strewn areas, but there will be some rocks and moderate hills to negotiate. Lunch afterwards is optional.

MEET: 9:30 A.M. @ the Dollar Store parking lot off Route 10, across from the Windmill Restaurant in Morgantown to car pool to the starting point.

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

Thursday Mar 29, 2018 - Birdsboro Watershed

LES would like you to join him to explore some trails in the Birdsboro Watershed. Many of these are a bit distant from our normal parking places. The new French Creek Hopewell Big Woods trail head that connects to the Schuylkill River Trail will be used to shorten the distance to these trails. Expect 5 to 6 miles of varying terrain including some scenic spots. Lunch option later.

MEET #1: 9:45A.M. @ the Schuylkill River trail head in Monocacy. On Route 724, just east of Center Rd, take the first left turn, at approximately 1273 East Main St (at the former Tim's Ugly Mug, now the Fork & Ale). We will shuttle to the start from here.
MEET # 2 10:00 A.M. @: French Creek Hopewell Big Woods trail head, 165 Center Rd, Birdsboro, PA

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

Monday, February 19, 2018

Thursday Mar 22, 2018 - Crow's Nest

HERB has planned to lead an easy to moderate 4-5 mile hike at Crow's Nest Preserve. Come out and see the woods in the winter. We will walk through some of the wooded areas on trails and back roads. Hopefully we can take a rest stop at the center in the restored barn and hear a few words on the history of this area. Dress warmly and be prepared for some muddy or snow covered paths. If the snow is deep we will walk more on the roads. There will be some moderate hills and some rocks. Lunch is optional afterwards.

MEET: 9:30 A.M. at the Hopewell Furnace Visitor Center off of Route 345 to carpool to a game land parking lot.

TELEPHONE: Hike Leader Herb 484-252-9493 with questions.

Thursday Mar 15, 2018 - Ontelaunee Lake

LES will lead a 5.5 to 6 mile hike in the vicinity of Ontelaunee Lake. This will be a relatively easy flat hike with numerous views of the lake. Lunch afterwards is optional at the Crossroads Restaurant, Rte. 61, Tuckerton.

MEET: 10:00 A.M. @ Redner's Mkt. in Leesport for a short drive to the starting point.
GPS: 5479 Pottsville Pike (Route 61), Leesport, PA

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

Thursday Mar 8, 2018 - Gamelands at Narvon

KAY will lead an in and out hike for 2 to 2 1/2 miles on game lands road to the Pennsylvania Turnpike and then hike back the same distance for a total of 4 to 5 miles. We will stop at “Ye Olden Tree” (named by Clyde). If time permits we may explore a few side trails. Please remember to wear orange in case of possible hunters.

WHERE: Game Lands 52. GPS address: 1005 Edwards Road, Narvon PA
DIRECTIONS: Take Route 625 and turn left onto Maple Grove Road. Continue following Maple Grove Road until it becomes Edwards Road. Large Game Lands parking lot on right side of Road. If you cross turnpike bridge you went too far.
MEET: 9:30 A.M. @ Kenhorst Plaza, Rtes. 724 & 625, in the lot next to Dairy Queen.

TELEPHONE: Leader Kay 610-796-7602 with questions.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Thursday Mar 1, 2018 - Lenhartsville Roads

ED will lead the LENHARTSVILLE LOOP - approx. 5 easy miles. Our traditional January hike, this time in March, along the Maiden Creek and country roads, in the hills near Lenhartsville. This is an easy road hike with some nice views of the Maiden Creek and the hill country, southeast of town. We will pass the remains of the 19th century Maiden Creek Iron Furnace, as well. Optional lunch afterwards at C. .J. Hummel's restaurant in Lenhartsville.
NOTE: Snow or ice will cancel this hike.

MEET: 10:00 A.M. in the rear of the side parking lot of C. .J. Hummel's Restaurant, Rte. 143 in downtown Lenhartsville.
GPS: 28 Willow St., Lenhartsville 19543

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

Thursday Feb 22, 2018 - Shoemakersville / Perry Township

GERRY & WILLIE? will lead the "Shoey" 5.6 mile country & town hike. We will do all roads in the countryside of Perry Township and then streets in the town of Shoemakersville. We will get to view the oldest house in town and eat at the restaurant where we will meet.

MEET: 10:00 A.M. @ Perry Restaurant on Bellevue Rd. located between Rte. 61 and Main St.
DIRECTIONS: Travelling North on Rte. 61 Kuzan's is on right side of Rte. 61 and Perry Restaurant is on street to left before Tom Shaeffer Campers.

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