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

Friday, April 21, 2017

Thursday May 25, 2017 - Quittie Creek Nature Park

KATHY & KAY, the 'Dynamic Duo', will lead a 5-6 mile hike in the Quittie Creek Nature Park, Annville PA. (GPS address: 354 Bachman Road, Annville, PA.) Our hike begins at Quittie Creek. We will start the walk alongside the Creek and hike to Annville’s restored Railroad Station and continue to Lebanon Valley College. Hopefully the black swans will be swimming in the small pond on the campus grounds. Always dress appropriately for weather conditions. Optional lunch at Hearth Restaurant in Lebanon.

MEET: 9:30 A.M. @ Lot next to McDonalds off Rte. 419 in Womelsdorf.
DIRECTIONS TO MC DONALD’S: Travel west from Reading on Rte. 422 to Rte. 419 and turn left, then right into the lot.

TELEPHONE: Leaders Kathy 610-603-9461 or Kay 610-796-7602 with questions.

Thursday May 18, 2017 - French Creek

GROVER is planning and will be leading a 5-6 mile hike in French Creek State Park starting at Shed Road. This is mostly woodland trail hiking on various trails. Wear good hiking shoes and carry water. Lunch is optional afterwards.

MEET: 10:00 A.M. @ Shed Rd. parking lot off Rte. 345.

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

Thursday May 11, 2017 - Landis Woods

KATHY & KAY will hike in Landis Woods, Manheim Township, Lancaster County for 5-6 miles. Our hike begins at Landis Woods. We will walk from beginning to end of Heritage Trail, hike thru a field, circle farm buildings with animals, continue road walking, and return to Landis Woods' trails. Always dress appropriately for weather conditions. Optional lunch will be right down the road at Oregon Dairy Restaurant.

MEET: 9:30 A.M. @ Ollie's parking lot in Shillington off Bus. Rte. 222 at Jct. of Bus. Rte. 222 & 724.

TELEPHONE: Leaders Kathy 610-603-9461 or Kay 610-796-7602 with questions.

Thursday May 4, 2017 - Horseshoe Trail

HERB has planned and will lead a 5-6 mile moderate hike on the Horse-Shoe Trail and side trails at Furnace Hills. We will climb on the HST to Eagle Rock which has a good view and then use side trails in the Boy Scout Camp to return to the cars. This site is known for having a good variety of spring wildflowers including orchids. Lunch afterwards is an option.

MEET: 9:30 A.M. At the south end of the Ephrata Walmart parking lot off Rte. 322.

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

Friday, March 31, 2017

Thursday Apr 27, 2017 - Hereford Township

LES will repeat a 6.5 mile very rural road hike done last spring in Hereford township, briefly entering Lehigh County. About 50% of the roads are dirt or gravel. Little is flat on this hike. Hikers enjoyed the scenery and the old homes a year ago. Lunch probably in Bally afterwards.

MEET: The hike leader at 9:30 AM at Weis Markets/Gilbertsville Shopping Center in Gilbertsville on Route 73, about 1/4 mile east of Route 100 to carpool to the starting point.

MEET: 10 AM at Hereford Township Park at Seisholtzville Rd and Township Rd. From Route 222, take Park Rd through Blandon, Fleetwood, Lyons, Topton, Mertztown, Longswamp, and Seisholtzville. Park Rd changes its name to Fleetwood-Lyons Rd, State St, and Seisholtzville Rd along the way. From Seisholtzville (Savory Grille on the right, St Peters Rd to the left), continue about 1/2 mile to Township Rd. Turn left and park in the lot. GPS Address: 1 Township Rd, Macungie, PA 18062

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

Thursday Apr 20, 2017 - Lebanon Rail Trail

JOHN and HERB have planned and will lead a hike to finish the Lebanon Rail Trail to the Lancaster County line. Most of the walk is along the Conawago Creek on a tree lined old rail road bed. We will see a preserved marsh area along the way and look for spring wild flowers. Lunch afterwards is optional.

MEET: 9:00 A.M. @ the south end of the Walmart parking lot off Route 322 in Ephrata or arrange informal carpools and meet at the Colebrook Parking Area of the Lebanon Rail Trail 2 miles south of Mt. Gretna off Route 117 at 9:45 A.M.

TELEPHONE: Leaders John 610-322-9670c or Herb 484-252 9493c with questions.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Thursday Apr 13, 2017 - Green Lane

MARGARET will lead an easy hike at Green Lane Park. This hike is an extension of the March 2 hike. We will walk on the Red Trail and the Honeysuckle Trail for a 5 mile lollipop loop along the reservoir.

MEET at 9:30 AM @ Tractor Supply parking lot 801 East Philadelphia Ave., Boyertown. This is directly across the street from the Saville Diner on Route 73.

TELEPHONE: Leader MARGARET 610 779-8393 with questions.