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

Friday, July 3, 2015

Thursday July 30, 2015 - Robesonia

GERRY & WILLIE will lead the Robesonia Reservoir Hike. We will hike thru Robesonia Borough viewing some Historical Areas and then ascend to the reservoir. Yes, up a hill. Sidewalks, roads and gravel walkways will take us to the reservoir and return. I guess about 5+ miles round trip. Lunch after wards is optional.

MEET: 9:30 A.M. @ Conrad Weiser Middle School in west end parking lot near house and up closest to rte. 422. We will start our hike from here.

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

Thursday July 23, 2015 - Birdsboro Watershed

LES will lead a hike of about 6.25 miles through the lower end of the Birdsboro Watershed. We begin on the Geigertown side of the Watershed on Hay Creek Rd and walk away from the watershed on roads for about 1 3/4 miles until reaching the Horseshoe Trail. The Horseshoe Trail takes us into the watershed. Local trails are used to arrive at the reservoir, from which we head back to the starting point.

MEET: 9:30 AM @ parking area on Hay Creek Rd (former Route 82), north of Geigertown, .8 mile north of where Mullen Hollow Rd ends at Hay Creek Rd.

DIRECTIONS: From the traffic light in Gibralter at the Turkey Hill, travel east on Route 724 1.2 miles. Take the first right turn at the sign for Hillcrest Hall Bingo, cross railroad tracks, turn left on Old River Rd, then almost immediately right onto Rock Hollow Rd. Drive 2.8 miles on Rock Hollow, cross Cocalico Rd, then drive another 1.1 miles to the first stop sign at Hay Creek Rd. Turn left and drive .7 miles to the parking area.

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

Thursday July 16, 2015 - Six Penny

HERB has planned a 5-6 mile hike in the Six Penny area of French Creek State Park. We will head into the cooler, deep woods and visit this abandoned park that once was a swimming area filled with picnic tables, and pavilions. Everything is now gone but the memories of those who once visited here! There will be some hills and rocks, but we are hikers. Lunch after is optional

MEET: 9:00 A.M. @ the parking lot of Scott's Run Lake.

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

Thursday July 9, 2015 - Shillington Park

ANNELIES & RUDY will lead a hike in Shillington Park. We are hoping to make it a 4 or maybe 5 mile hike within the park and surroundings. We will try again, not to get lost, There are hills, of course, so wear good shoes, carry enough water, insect repellant, hats, etc. etc,

MEET: 9:.00 A.M. @ the parking lot of the Kenhorst pool in Shillington off Route 724. Make a left where there are tennis courts.

TELEPHONE: Annelies or Rudy at 610-777-4223 with questions.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Thursday July 2, 2015 - Mt Gretna

MIKE will lead a 6 to 7 mile hike in The Clarence Schock Memorial Park at Governor Dick in Mt. Gretna, Lebanon, Pa. Bring water and personal snacks. There will be hills and stones to contend with; however; this is a nice wooded trail hike. There are several places in the area for a lunch stop later.

MEET: 9:30 A.M. @ Boyer's Market, Rtes. 422 and 419 in Womelsdorf where we can carpool to Governor Dick Park Headquarters on Pinch Road.

TELEPHONE: Mike at 717-949-2056 with questions.

Thursday June 25, 2015 - Trail Magic

ELLEN & HERB have planned to do a “Trail-Magic” event on the AT north of Reading. It will be a picnic for the Through Hikers and the Wanderers. Also, a 5-6 mile AT hike is an option for the Wanderers. The event will be held rain or shine. Contact Herb for location information.

TELEPHONE: Ellen at 610-775-2677 to coordinate the food and drinks for the picnic. Call Herb 610-286-6886 with other questions.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Thursday June 18, 2015 - Reading

KAY will lead a hike from the Reading Public Museum via the new 3rd and Spruce Trail to 5th and Penn Streets. Come to see the Farmer’s Market and Mike Faust, of WEEU Feedback fame, broadcasting live radio from this location. There will also be a rest stop at the Goggleworks. Total distance is 5 miles.

MEET: 10:00 A.M. @ The Reading Public Museum parking area.

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