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

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Thursday October 9, 2014 - Lobachsville

LES will lead a road hike of roughly 5.5 miles in the Lobachsville area. We begin at Weidner Grove Park, created in 2013. Sites include historic stone mills and homes, including the Pott homestead, and several old, converted 1 room schools. We will cross Pine Creek several times and have some scenic views along the way.

MEET: 9:30 AM Weis Market, Route 73 and Friedensburg Rd for a 5 mile ride to Weidner Grove Park

TELEPHONE: Les 610-323-1703 with questions.

Thursday October 2, 2014 - Appalachian Trail / Rausch Gap

GROVER (DICK) will lead a shuttle hike of 7 to 8 miles encompassing a section of the Appalachian Trail in the Rausch Gap and a Rail-to-Trail section leading to Gold Mine Rd. The first three miles will be a strenuous uphill climb and then moderate after that. Carry a lunch to enjoy while resting at Rausch Creek.

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

TELEPHONE: Dick 860-861-5681 with questions.

Thursday September 25, 2014 - Leesport / Schuylkill River Trail

RICHARD will lead a hike on part of the Schuylkill River Trail. This hike will be including a short section in Ontelaunee Township that was just completed this year. We will hike around the village of Leesport, as well.

MEET: 9:30 A.M. @ Redner’s Market parking lot off Rte. 61N in Leesport.

TELEPHONE: Rich 610-488-9269 if you have any questions.

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.