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 17, 2016

Thursday Jun 23, 2016 - Adamstown/Stoudtburg Village

GERRY & WILLIE will lead the Adamstown/Stoudtburg village hike. We will hike about 5 1/2 miles around the village of Adamstown viewing factories, a library and old homes. Then, hike on a trail leading to Stoudtburg village to look at the shops and visit the market. (Restrooms available). Lunch is an option later.

MEET: 10:00 A.M. @ Parking area off Rte. 222 on left side at Rte.272 & 568 before
Stoltzfus Trailers & Campers.

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

Thursday Jun 16, 2016 - Horseshoe Trail Work Day

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, work gloves, water and good humor. Let’s give back to the community some trail maintenance. Lunch is optional afterwards.

MEET: 9:00 A.M. @ Kenhorst Shopping Plaza, Rtes. 724 & 625, in lot front of Dairy Queen.

TELEPHONE: Leader Mark 610-373-6730 with questions.

Thursday Jun 9, 2016 - Schuylkill County

ANN will lead an all road walk in Schuylkill County. Details will be forthcoming.

TELEPHONE: Leader Ann 610-488-6378 with questions.

Thursday Jun 2, 2016 - Hereford Township

LES has mapped out a 5.5 mile very rural road hike in Hereford township, briefly entering Lehigh County. About 50% of the roads are dirt or gravel. Little is flat on this hike. Lunch option probably in Bally afterwards.

FIRST MEET: The hike leader at 9:30 AM at Weis Markets/Gilbertsville Shopping Center in Gilbertsville on Route 73, about 1/4 mile east of Route 100 to carpool to the starting point.

SECOND MEET: 10:00 AM at Hereford Township Park at Seisholtzville Rd and Township Rd. From Route 222, take Park Rd through Blandon, Fleetwood, Lyons, Topton, Mertztown, Longswamp, and Seisholtzville. Park Rd changes its name to Fleetwood-Lyons Rd, State St, and Seisholtzville Rd along the way. From Seisholtzville (Savory Grille on the right, St Peters Rd to the left), continue about 1/2 mile to Township Rd. Turn left and park in the lot.

TELEPHONE: Les 610-323-1703 with questions.

Thursday May 26, 2016 - Robesonia Hills

MARK will lead a hike in the Texter Mountain Nature Preserve. This hike of 2.5 to 3.5 miles is rated moderate to strenuous on various woodland trails. Some trails are maintained, while others are rather rough and there are some hills, as well. Opt for lunch later.

MEET: 9:30 A.M. @ Wernersville State Hospital on 1st lot on the left off Sportsman’ Rd. We will carpool from here to Deer Road, several miles, due to limited parking at starting point.

TELEPHONE: Leader Mark 610-589-5575 with any questions.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Thursday May 19, 2016 - Blue Marsh

LES will lead a 6 mile loop hike at Blue Marsh. The hike will pass the Old Dry Farm and inspect the Hottenstein homestead. We spend a mile on the main trail before returning via Sterner Hill and Landis roads. Expect a good variety of terrain. Opt for lunch later.

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

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

Thursday May 12, 2016 - Lebanon Rail Trail

JOHN & HERB have scouted a 6-7 mile easy walk on the Lebanon Rail Trail between the parking lot on Route 419 near Cornwall Furnace and Colebrook Road. This is an interesting walk through woods and fields, past Mount Gretna, and a game land marsh area. We will also walk through part of the Cornwall Retirement Centre. Lunch afterwards is an option.

MEET: 9:00 A.M. @ Boyer's Market, Route 422 and 419, Womelsdorf, to carpool.

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