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

Monday, August 7, 2017

Thursday Sep 7, 2017 - Horseshoe Trail Cleanup

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 this time. Bring the usual tools required, also work gloves, water and plenty of good humor. This is a good time to give back to the community some trail maintenance. Lunch is an option later.

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

TELEPHONE: Leader Mark 484-824-2740 with any questions.

Thursday Aug 31, 2017 - CHANGED TO Welsh Mountain

HERB has planned a 4-5 mile moderate circle hike in the Welsh Mt. Preserve. We will walk in the deep cool woods and visit an overlook, view the coxcomb rocks and walk the new ADA trail. The steepest rocky trails will be avoided. We will hear some short tales from the new book written on the history of the mountains! Lunch afterwards is optional.

MEET: 9:00 A.M. @ the Dollar Store parking lot off Route 10 across from the Windmill Restaurant in Morgantown.

TELEPHONE: Leader Herb at 484-252-9493 c with questions.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Thursday Aug 24, 2017 - Swatara Creek

LES will lead a hike of close to 6 miles along the Swatara Creek. Enjoy a flat mostly shaded walk along both sides of the creek near Pine Grove. A relatively new bridge provides the means to cross the creek at something like the mid-point. We will walk from here westward and return along the opposite side of the creek. This will be nothing like the hike that made '5 mile Kathy' famous. Lunch opt later.

MEET: 9:00 A.M. @ Church Rd. parking lot at Blue Marsh off Rte. 183.

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

Thursday Aug 17, 2017 - Texter Mountain

MARK will lead a hike in the Lancaster County Nature Preserve on Texter Mountain. It will be 3 to 4 moderate to strenuous miles on woodland trails. Carry plenty of water and dress appropriately for the weather. Lunch option afterwards.

MEET: 9:30 A.M. @ Wernersville State Hospital Parking Lot to shuttle 2 - 3 miles to start of the hike.

DIRECTIONS: Take Rte. 422 West to Wernersville, turn left onto Sportsman Rd. and 1st left into parking lot.

TELEPHONE: Leader Mark 610-589-5575 or 610-507-5600 day of hike with any questions.

Thursday Aug 10, 2017 - Schuylkill Haven

GERRY & WILLIE will lead a 6 mile hike in Schuylkill Haven through parks, trails, woods, sidewalks and a few hills. We will walk along the Schuylkill River, passing Willie's "high school" and loop around the town. Lunch later is optional.

1st MEET: 9:30 A.M. with the leaders at the parking lot on Church Rd, Blue Marsh area off Rte. 183

OR,if you prefer, meet at Redner's on Rte. 61 in Leesport. From here take Rte. 61 until you reach Schuylkill Haven then turn left at light onto Rte. 443. Follow it through town to light at Turkey Hill gas station. Then turn left, pass the dam, take a right turn at Bubeck Park and park up near the restrooms and pavilion.

2nd MEET: 10;00 A.M. @ Bubeck Park in Schuylkill Haven to start of hike.

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

Thursday Aug 3, 2017 - Warwick Park

GROVER (DICK) will lead about a 4 mile hike in Warwick County Park. Woodland trails with one small stream crossing, close to the end of hike. Optional lunch at St. Peters Bakery.
NOTE: Heavy snow/icy roads cancels!! LOL.

MEET: 9:30 A.M. @ Warwick County Park, parking lot by the rest rooms.
DIRECTIONS: From Reading area take I176 to Morgantown. Then follow Rte. 23 East approximately 10.5 miles to sign at County Park Rd (on right). A smidgen past St Peters Village Rd.

TELEPHONE: Leader Grover cell# 860-861-5681 with questions.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Thursday Jul 27, 2017 - Mt Gretna

MICHAEL will be leading a 6 mile hike in The Clarence Schock Memorial Park in Mt. Gretna. This will be a woodland hike; however, there will be hills and stones to challenge us. Bring water and personal snacks. There are several places in the area to stop for lunch afterwards.

MEET: 10:00 A.M. @ the Environmental Center parking area.
GPS address: 3283 Pinch Road, Lebanon, Pa.

TELEPHONE: Leader Mike 717-949-2056 with any questions.
Wildflower field filled with butterflies.