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

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Thursday December 18, 2014 - Blue Marsh

Kathy and Kay will lead a shuttle hike at Blue Marsh. This trek will begin near mile marker 24 and continue to mile marker 19 on the main hiking trail. The quest will begin at Mt Pleasant Road and continue to route 183 near the 19 mile marker for a total of 5.5 miles. Please call ahead if weather is bad. TERRAIN: A few small hills mostly thru fields and wooded areas. Some areas may be muddy along creek banks. Call if weather is questionable.

MEET: 10:00 A.M. on the left side of route 183 half between Sheidy Boat Ramp and North Heidelberg Road and shuttle to Mt Pleasant Road. This should be an easy shuttle. For people who have the map of Blue Marsh, the parking area is near mile marker 19.

DIRECTIONS: Coming from Reading: go past Old Church Road on the left and continue about one mile past Sheidy Boat Ramp also on the left. Pull in very large parking area on left. Look for good spot to pull in, where it’s not bumpy and muddy. Also be careful of route 183 traffic when turning in. If you get to North Heidelberg Road, turn around you went too far. Coming from Bernville: go past North Heidelberg Road and look for very large parking area on right. Pull in without hitting muddy or rutty spots on lot.

TELEPHONE: Kathy at 610-603-9461 or Kay at 610-796-7602 if any questions.

Thursday December 11, 2014 - Union Canal

GROVER will lead a 6 mile hike on the Union Canal Towpath. This is a moderate, scenic walk along the Tulpehocken Creek. We will shuttle to the Stilling Basin parking area and hike to Gring’s Mill parking area.

MEET: 9:30 A.M. @ Gring’s Mill parking area for a shuttle to our start point.

TELEPHONE: GROVER at 860-861-5681 cell with any questions.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Thursday December 4, 2014 - Hibernia Park

HERB will lead a moderate 5-6 mile walk at Hibernia County Park. We will walk on trails around the lake and along the Brandywine River. We will see parts of the park most of us have not seen before. The views of the lake should be good with the leaves down. If the weather is inclement, check with Herb. Lunch after the hike is an option.

MEET: 9:30 AM @ the parking lot across from the Windmill Restaurant, by the Dollar Store off of Route 10 in Morgantown.

TELEPHONE: Herb at 610-286-6886 with questions.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Thursday November 27, 2014 - Shillington

KAY will lead a Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner Hike! This ~ 5 Mile Hike to Angelica Park via the Angelica Creek Trail will start from Rite-Aid in Shillington. We will walk to the trail entrance, about a mile; and continue to Angelica Creek Park. From here we will return through streets of Reading and Shillington, passing Tom Masano Mini Park Animal Band, to our starting point. HAPPY THANKSGIVING! YUM-YUM!

MEET: 10:00 A.M. at Rite-Aid on Lancaster Ave. in Shillington Shopping Centre (GPS address is 500 East Lancaster Ave., Shillington, Pa.). NOTE: Please park on the Governor Mifflin Blvd. side of the building, where Casino patrons park.

TELEPHONE: Kay 610-796-7602 with questions.

Thursday November 20, 2014 - Neversink

LES will lead a hike of 6 miles on the NEVERSINK Mountain Preserve. The hike begins at the Forest Hills Cemetery and takes the slow incline of the Neversink South trail much of the way to Reading. With leaves off the trees we'll have great views of the Schuylkill, Reading, and the hills in the distance. We'll climb the West Woodland trail then come down on the north side of the mountain. We will walk on a trail below the Witches Hat, circle behind it, then return via the Cove trail.

MEET: 10:00 A.M. @ the pond in Forest Hills Memorial Park.

TELEPHONE: Les 610-323-1703 with questions.

Thursday November 13, 2014 - Mont Clare

SUZANNE will begin a hike at LOCK 60 along the Schuylkill River in Mont Clare. We will take the high trail down and hopefully have some views of the river and surroundings. We can visit the animals at the Montgomery County Centre and return along the river. Hiking Boots and water are a necessity for this 5 mile hike. Heavy rain would cancel this event. Lunch in Phoenixville will be an option afterwards.

1st MEET: 9:00 A.M. @ Boscov’s east, far parking lot.
2nd MEET: 10:00 A.M. @ LOCK 60 in Mont Clare.
DIRECTIONS: To Lock 60, turn off Rte. 29 bridge onto Towpath Road, a one lane road between the river and canal.

TELEPHONE: Suzanne 610-488-9269 with any questions.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Thursday November 6, 2014 - Schuylkill County

ANN will lead a 5 mile all road hike in Schuylkill County. The hike will start at St. Marks Browns Lutheran Church located on a Road affording beautiful views from this mountain ridge. This is an easy hike and no shuttle is required. Inclement weather would cancel this event, so check with leader, if doubtful.

MEET: 9:30 A.M. @ Church Rd. parking lot of Blue Marsh off Rte. 183 to Carpool to starting point which has limited parking. We will pick up our leader enroute at Way-Har Dairy on Rte. 183.

TELEPHONE: Ann 610-488-6378 with questions.