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:

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Thursday September 18, 2014 - Wernersville

GERRY & part-hiker WILLIE will lead a hike of 5 to 6 miles on roads and macadam paths in the hills of Wernersville. This 2 to 2 1/2 hour hike will take us around Hain’s Church Cemetery (Revolutionary soldiers are buried here), then on to the Jesuit Novitiate property with lovely views. We will continue to the Phoebe/Berks village walking their grounds and then returning to our starting point.

MEET: 10:00 A.M. @ (Hain’s) St. John U.C.C. Church parking lot in Wernersville.

DIRECTIONS: Traveling west on Route 422 to Wernersville turn right at 1st traffic light onto N. Church Road. Go about 1 mile uphill past the church, curve to right and turn right into parking lot under trees.

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

Thursday September 11, 2014 - Middle Creek

MICHAEL will lead a 5 mile hike in the Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area. Hike on Conservation, Spicebush and Deer Path Trails. There will be hills, rocks and roots to contend with but, after all, we are hikers. We will also be walking on Laurel Drive, Kleinfeltersville Road and Millstone Road. Bring water and personal snacks. Watch out for possible Eagle sightings.

MEET: 10:00 A.M. @ Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area Visitors Center parking lot off Kleinfeltersville Road.

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

Thursday September 4, 2014 - Warwick Park

JOHN & HERB mapped out a 5-6 mile hike at Warwick Park. Enjoy a circle walk in the woods and through wildflower meadows. We will walk along French Creek and on the Horseshoe Trail. There are some rocks and some hills. We will also visit the new visitors centre and briefly learn about this old iron plantation.

1st MEET 9:00 A.M. on the front parking lot of the Clock Tower Plaza off Routes 10 and 23 in Morgantown.
2nd MEET: 9:30 A.M. @ the last parking lot in Warwick Park.

TELEPHONE: John 610-924-8814 or Herb 610-286-6886 questions.

Thursday August 28, 2014 - Shartlesville

ANN will lead a ~5 mile hike in the BLUE MOUNTAIN. This is a combination of roads and woodland trail going in and out, up the mountain. Wear hiking shoes and carry water. Insect repellant, sun block and wearing orange are optional.

MEET: 10:00 A.M. @ West end of the parking lot of the Blue Mt. Family Restaurant in Shartlesville.

TELEPHONE: Ann 610-488-6378 with questions.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Thursday August 21, 2014 - Bartram Trail / Landingville

RICHARD will lead a 5 mile hike on the Bartram Trail, which is a section of the Schuylkill River Trail, traversing to Landingville in Schuylkill County. We will circle the scenic marsh, home of 211 species of birds, while returning to our starting point.

MEET: 9:30 A.M. @ Redner’s Leesport Market off Route 61 N.

TELEPHONE: Richard 610-670-1119 with questions.

Thursday August 14, 2014 - Nolde Forest

ANNELIES & RUDY will lead a 5 mile hike in the NOLDE FOREST on various trails. This scenic hike will be a moderate to difficult one, due to the hills. Wear good hiking shoes; carry water and a snack, if desired, and insect repellant, just in case.

MEET: 9:00 A.M. @ Sawmill parking lot off route 625.

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

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Thursday August 7, 2014 - Horseshoe Trail Maintenance

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 will only cover part of it at this time. Carry the usual tools, work gloves, water and lots of good humor. Trail maintenance is an opportunity to give back to the community and is greatly appreciated.

MEET: 9:30 A.M. @ Kenhorst Shopping Plaza, Routes 724 & 625 in Kenhorst in the lot in front of the Dairy Queen.

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