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 31, 2015

Thursday April 30, 2015 - Swatara Creek

HERB invites you to enjoy a hike along the Swatara Creek Rail Trail near Pine Grove. This is a 7 mile walk that completes the second part of the trail. The trail is mostly level with no rocks. We will likely see some spring wildflowers. After crossing the new iron bridge the trail returns to the starting point off Swopes Valley Road. Lunch afterwards is optional.

MEET: 9:00 A.M. @ Church Road parking lot of Blue Marsh off Route 183 near Bernville.

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

Thursday April 23, 2015 - Windsor Castle Roads

GERRY, with Willie will lead the Windsor Castle road hike. This 5 mile loop starts at the Zion Church. We will see a huge view at the bottom of a huge hill, of the village of Windsor Castle, not in England! We will hear some childhood stories; memories from the leader. There will be more hills and views of the countryside; and a “photo-op” at the school house. We will end at the gravesite of the leader. Lunch afterwards is an option.

MEET: 9:30 A.M. @ Redner’s Mkt. parking lot off Rte. 61 in Leesport to carpool.

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

Thursday April 16, 2015 - Mt Gretna

MICHAEL will lead a 5 mile hike in The Clarence Schock Memorial Park at Governor Dick, Mt. Gretna, Lebanon, Pa. Bring water and personal snacks. There will be hills and stones to contend with. This is a nice woodland trail hike. There are several places in the area to stop for an optional lunch after the hike.

MEET: 9:30 A.M. @ Boyer's Market, Jct. 422 & 419, in Womelsdorf and carpool to Governor Dick parking on Route 117

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

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Thursday April 9, 2015 - Shartlesville

ANN tries again. She will lead a ~ 5 mile hike in the Shartlesville Area. This mostly road hike will be along the Northkill Creek at the base of the Blue Mountains. Enjoy the walk and an optional late lunch at the Blue Mountain Family Restaurant later. Please call leader if weather is questionable.

MEET: 11:30 A.M. @ Blue Mt. Family Restaurant, west end of the Parking lot.

TELEPHONE: Ann at 610-488-6378 with any questions

Thursday April 2, 2015 - Leesport Vicinity

“YOU” will lead a hike, not to exceed 6 miles, somewhere in the vicinity. “YOU” will be chosen by the attending group’s unanimous decision. Then, the chosen leader will determine the trails in the area and the approximate miles to be hiked. Dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes and carry water. An optional lunch location after hiking will be determined by the “majority rules system”.

MEET: 10:00 A.M. @ Redner’s Market parking lot off Route 61 in Leesport.

TELEPHONE: Al at 610-929-9694 with questions.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Thursday March 26, 2015 - Shoemakersville

GERRY & WILLIE will lead a 6 mile road walk in the countryside of Shoemakersville and Perry Township. There are rolling hills and pleasant views. The farmer allows walkers to cross the field for FREE, but the bull CHARGES, so we will stick to road walking!! Dress for the weather; carry water and snack, if desired. There will be an optional lunch stop after the hike.

MEET: 10:00 A.M. @ Kuzan’s Hardware Store along Route 61, located past the Jct. of 61 & 662 on the right side travelling north. Park on far left of store in rear parking lot.

TELEPHONE: Gerry or Willie 610-678-5245, if questionable.

Thursday March 19, 2015 - Struble Lake Area

JOHN & HERB have planned a 5-6 mile road hike in the Strubble Lake/St. Mary's area south of Elverson. We will visit Strubble Lake and make a brief stop at a working fish hatchery. We will walk by the restored Laungoma Mansion. This historic area has many old stone houses, barns and mills. It was once a part of the iron industry that once thrived here. This is a moderate walk with some hills and no rocks! Lunch afterwards is an option.

MEET: 9:30 A.M. @ Livingood Park on Route 82 south near Elverson.

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