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:

Monday, June 27, 2016

Thursday Jul 28, 2016 - Pike Township

Les has a 6 mile treat for you. Want to find out why the Oley Hills got their name? This hike, primarily in Pike township, is entirely on roads. Some are unpaved. Much of it is in shade. We will see Hill Church and have the presence of Mountain Mary about us, maybe some other spirits besides. Lunch at Dryville Hotel afterwards?

1st MEET: 9:00 A.M. @ Weis Markets, Route 73 and Friedensberg Rd in Oley. There will be about a 10 mile drive to the starting point.
2nd MEET: 9:30 A.M. @ District Township Park at Landis Store and Weil Roads.

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

Thursday Jul 21, 2016 - French Creek

HERB invites you to head into the cool of the woods at French Creek State Park for a 5-6 mile circle walk to Miller's Point. This is a good time to see the woods in full summer foliage. We can assess how some of the burned over area is recovering. There are some rocks and up hills, but much of it is flat and easy. Lunch later is optional.

MEET: 10:00 A.M. @ Shed Road Parking Lot off Route 345.

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

Thursday Jul 14, 2016 - French Creek

GROVER will lead a 5 to 6 mile hike in French Creek S. P. This will be mostly on various woodland trails and part of the historic area of Hopewell Furnace. It should be pleasant hiking with shade. Opt for lunch somewhere afterwards.

MEET: 9:30 A.M. @ Hopewell Furnace National Park Visitor's Center off Rte. 345.

TELEPHONE: Leader Grover's cell 860-861-5681 if any questions.

Thursday Jul 7, 2016 - Wyomissing

Kay will take us on a leisurely stroll thru the shaded streets and boulevards of Wyomissing. Don't worry about the heat! We will hike at an easy pace and be happy they named Wyomissing, the tree city. The trek will depend on the weather, of course, maybe 5 to 6 miles. Opt for lunch later, possibly Wyomissing Family Restaurant.

MEET: 10:00 A.M. @ Wyomissing Creek parking lot off Lancaster Ave in Shillington. (Located behind WAWA near business route 222 and route 724).

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

Thursday Jun 30, 2016 - Appalachian Trail

ELLEN AND HERB are organizing a “Trail-Magic” event on the AT north of Reading. It will be a picnic for all hikers on the trail that day including the Wanderers. A 4-5 miles in and out hike to a new area on the AT is also being planned. This event will be held rain or shine.

MEET: 9:00 A.M. at Redner's Market in Leesport to carpool. It is about a 40 minute drive to the trail crossing.

TELEPHONE: Ellen at 610-775-2677 to coordinate food and drinks. Cold drinks and home baked goods are favorites! Hot dogs, hamburgers and buns will be provided. Call Herb with other questions at 610-286-6886 or (484-252-9493 cell).

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Thursday Jun 23, 2016 - Adamstown/Stoudtburg Village

GERRY & WILLIE will lead the Adamstown/Stoudtburg village hike. We will hike about 5 1/2 miles around the village of Adamstown viewing factories, a library and old homes. Then, hike on a trail leading to Stoudtburg village to look at the shops and visit the market. (Restrooms available). Lunch is an option later.

MEET: 10:00 A.M. @ Parking area off Rte. 222 on left side at Rte.272 & 568 before
Stoltzfus Trailers & Campers.

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

Thursday Jun 16, 2016 - Horseshoe Trail Work Day

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 at this time. Bring the usual tools, work gloves, water and good humor. Let’s give back to the community some trail maintenance. Lunch is optional afterwards.

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

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