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

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Thursday June 18, 2015 - Reading

KAY will lead a hike from the Reading Public Museum via the new 3rd and Spruce Trail to 5th and Penn Streets. Come to see the Farmer’s Market and Mike Faust, of WEEU Feedback fame, broadcasting live radio from this location. There will also be a rest stop at the Goggleworks. Total distance is 5 miles.

MEET: 10:00 A.M. @ The Reading Public Museum parking area.

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

Thursday June 11, 2015 - Horseshoe Trail Cleanup

MARK is coordinating a Horseshoe Trail Clean-up. This event occurs on the section of the trail that BCHC periodically maintains, being from Knauers to Adamstown. Trail maintenance is an opportunity to give back to the community and is greatly appreciated. So, come with a smile and a sense of humor and don’t forget to bring the usual tools and work gloves. Carry water and a snack, if desired, but a lunch stop afterwards is a good possibility.

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

TELEPHONE: Mark’s cell 484-824-2740 if any questions.

Thursday June 4, 2015 - Laurel Locks

LES will lead a 6 to 6.5 mile hike through and around the historic and scenic Laurel Locks Farm near Pottstown. This hike is fairly flat, but has some hills.

MEET: 9:30 Coventry Mall, close to Route 724, opposite the entrance to Boscov's.

TELEPHONE: Les 610-323-1703 with questions.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Thursday May 28, 2015 - Monocacy Hill

KAY wants you to join the group for a nice spring hike on Monocacy Hill. There should be plenty of spring flowers in bloom this time of year. Be aware that there is one uphill climb to the summit; however, the reward is a great view. Also take note there may be some wet spots if it rains before the hike date. Distance should be in 5 mile range.

MEET: 10:00 A.M. @ Monocacy Hill, Geiger Road parking lot.

TELEPHONE: Kay at 610-796-7602 with questions.

Thursday May 21, 2015 - Kenilworth Park / Towpath Park

LES will lead a 5 mile hike from Kenilworth Park in North Coventry Township, Chester County, to and through Towpath Park in East Coventry Township and return. This will be a nice walk along the Schuylkill River, but also some road walking, uneven fields, and muddy spots. This hike is relatively flat.

MEET: 9:45 A.M. @ Coventry Mall, close to Route 724, opposite the entrance to Boscov's.

TELEPHONE: Les 610-323-1703 with questions.

Thursday May 14, 2015 - Exeter Scenic River Trail

KAY will lead a hike on the Exeter Scenic River Trail. We will start at Gibraltar Road and hike to Forest Hills Cemetery. Then a pleasant walk thru Forest Hills and road walk back to the trail (about ~6 miles). Expect to see many wildflowers in bloom this time of year. Dress for wet conditions, especially if it rains before the hike, and wear orange for road walking.

MEET: 10:00 A.M. @ the parking lot along Gibraltar Road in Exeter Township.

DIRECTIONS: Coming from Shillington on route 724, turn left onto Gibraltar Road at traffic light by Turkey Hill. Lot will be on left after crossing the Schuylkill River. Coming from route 422, turn onto W 47th Street and continue as it becomes Gibraltar Road. Parking will be on right immediately after you drive under the railroad.

TELEPHONE: Kay at 610-796-7602 if you have questions.

Thursday May 7, 2015 - Hopewell Furnace

GROVER will lead a hike in the Hopewell Furnace National Park. This 5 to 6 mile hike is mostly on various woodland trails in French Creek State Park and the Historic area of Hopewell Furnace. It should be pleasant hiking this early in May. Optional lunch stop afterwards somewhere.

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

TELEPHONE: Grover’s Cell 860-861-5681 with any questions.