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:

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Thursday November 6, 2014 - Schuylkill County

ANN will lead a 5 mile all road hike in Schuylkill County. The hike will start at St. Marks Browns Lutheran Church located on a Road affording beautiful views from this mountain ridge. This is an easy hike and no shuttle is required. Inclement weather would cancel this event, so check with leader, if doubtful.

MEET: 9:30 A.M. @ Church Rd. parking lot of Blue Marsh off Rte. 183 to Carpool to starting point which has limited parking. We will pick up our leader enroute at Way-Har Dairy on Rte. 183.

TELEPHONE: Ann 610-488-6378 with questions.

Thursday October 30, 2014 - Texter Mountain Robesonia

MARK will lead a moderate ~3 mile woodland hike near Robesonia. This will be on a new trail in the Texter Mountain Nature Preserve. Wear hiking shoes and carry water, as usual.

MEET: 10:00 A.M. @ Wernersville State Hospital off Rte. 422W in the 1st parking lot on the left side for a shuttle to our starting point.

TELEPHONE: Mark 610-589-5575 with questions.

Thursday October 23, 2014 - Appalachian Trail Hamburg

HERB has planned a 5+ mile fall hike on the old and the new Appalachian Trail in the Hamburg area. The hike will stop at three ever flowing, sparkling springs. An old timer supposedly hid his “mountain dew” in a hollow tree near one of the springs, which we may be lucky enough to find! There will be some ups and downs and lots of rocks. Fall leaves will be in full colour by then!

MEET: 9:00 A.M. @ Redner's Leesport Market off Rte. 61 N.

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

Thursday October 16, 2014 - Audubon Sanctuary

SUZANNE will lead a hike on the Audubon Loop Trail and some other trails at the Audubon Sanctuary. The Loop trail is paved and a large part is not shaded, so dress accordingly. The hike will cover between 4-5 miles. After the hike those who wish can visit Audubon's museum house which contains original art work and taxidermy. The cost is $5 for adults and $4 for seniors [that is most of us]. Those visiting the museum may wish to bring a snack to eat before going in.

FIRST Meeting Place: Boscov's East Parking Lot @ 9:00 AM
SECOND Meeting Place: Parking Lot John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove @ 10:00 AM
Address: 1201 Pawling’s Road Audubon PA 19403

TELEPHONE: Suzanne 610-488-9269 with any questions.

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.