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:

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Thursday Dec 28, 2017 - Bernville Area

GERRY will lead a 4.5 mile hike in the Bernville Area. Hike around the town and across the dam breast and through the Park on streets and alleys with only a few small hills. If we desire to hike more, we can explore the cemetery or drive to the Rentschler Arboretum for a loop hike around the property. Lunch is an option afterwards.

1st MEET: 9:45 A.M. @ Blue Marsh Church Rd. parking lot off Rte. 183.
2nd MEET: 10:00 A.M. @ Friedens's Lutheran Church, Main St. Bernville (lot on far left).

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

Thursday Dec 21, 2017 - Blue Marsh

MARGARET will lead a moderate five mile hike at Blue Marsh including the Skinner's Loop Trail. Lunch is an option afterwards.

MEET: 9:30 A.M. @ Blue Marsh parking lot off Route 183 and Church Road.

TELEPHONE: Leader Margaret 610-779-8393 with questions.

Thursday Dec 14, 2017 - Schuylkill River Trail

KAY will lead a hike downstream on the Schuylkill River Trail from the Goggleworks to Gibraltar for a distance of 6 miles.

MEET: @ 9:30 A.M. at Gibraltar to shuttle to Goggleworks for the start of the hike.

TELEPHONE: Leader Kay 610-796-7602 with any questions, feel free to call.

Thursday Dec 7, 2017 - Welkinweir

HERB has mapped out a moderate 4-5 mile Christmas hike at Welkinweir Nature Preserve. This was a country estate that has become a two hundred acre nature preserve in Chester County. We will stop to see the restored mansion, the arboretum, man- made lakes and the woodlands. The walk will be on the Horse Shoe Trail, preserve trails and some back roads. There are some moderate hills and some rocks. Lunch afterwards is an option.

Meet: 9:30 AM at the Walmart between Morgantown and Elverson off of Rt. 23 (near the horse sheds).
Meet2: Welkinweir Preserve located on Prizer Road which is one mile south off of Rt. 100 south (where Rt. 23 crosses Rt.100).

TELEPHONE: Leader Herb 484-252-9493 c. This is new for some of us so please call with questions, if needed.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Thursday Nov 30, 2017 - Exeter Township

LES will lead a 5.5 mile, mostly rural, road walk in Exeter Township. We will have scenery, hills, and a bit of history. Optional lunch stop later.

MEET #1: 9:40 AM @ Boscov's East in the front corner of the parking lot below the 422 bypass.
MEET #2: 10:00 AM @ Farming Ridge Park, 6075 Farming Ridge Blvd.

TELEPHONE: Leader Les 610-323-1703, or C. 610-850-1855 with questions.

Thursday Nov 23, 2017 - Elverson Thanksgiving Turkey Trot

Jody will lead an abbreviated Turkey Trot hike (about 3 miles) in Elverson Borough – just enough to whet your appetite for that big turkey dinner. Stroll around the park, cross Main Street and head down Turkey Lane where we will hunt for turkeys in the woods before we re-cross Main Street and walk along the edge of a cemetery, where you just might see a turkey lurking nearby. Then walk down Kennelwoods Drive, where there is sure to be at least one turkey hanging out at Jody’s house, before heading back along the cornfield to Livingood Park. Prizes will be awarded to those who see the most turkeys on the hunt. Jody will extend the walk to “bag” the identified turkeys for those who want a longer walk. This walk is family-friendly

MEET: at 9:20 to LEAVE at 9:30 A.M. from Livingood Park (GPS 117 South Chestnut St., Elverson, PA 19520).

TELEPHONE: Leader: Jody 610-286-8913 or email with questions.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Thursday Nov 16, 2017 - St Anthony's Wilderness

MARGARET will lead a hike in St. Anthony's Wilderness. This five mile hike begins off Goldmine Road west of Pine Grove. We will use old woods roads in Game Land #211 with one stream crossing. Highlights are old strip mines and the Boxcar Rocks.

Meet: 9:30 A.M. @ Blue Marsh parking lot off Route 183 and Old Church Road.

TELEPHONE: Leader Margaret 610-779-8393 with questions.