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, August 25, 2015

Thursday Sept 24, 2015 - Warwick County Park

JOHN & HERB invite you to walk a 5-6 mile loop at Warwick County Park. We will walk through the wildflower meadows, along French Creek and circle back to the starting place. Please plan to bring an extra pair of shoes. We may need to wade across the creek at the end of the hike! It will be fun. Lunch after the hike is an option.

MEET: 9:00 A.M. @ Clock Tower parking lot off Route 23 in Morgantown to car pool to the starting point.

TELEPHONE: John at 610-322-9670 or Herb at 610-286-6886 with questions.

Thursday Sept 17, 2015 - Mt Penn

LES will lead a hike of about 6 miles on Mt Penn. Beginning at the Fire Tower, the hike heads to the Pagoda, proceeds to Egelman’s Park, and reaches a turnaround point at Mineral Spring Park. After returning to Egelman’s Park, other trails will be taken to return to the Tower. This last portion of the hike will depend on how far we have already gone and the weather conditions. There is a lunch option after the hike.

MEET: 10:00 A.M. at the Fire Tower on Skyline Drive.

TELEPHONE: Les 610-323-1703 with questions.

Thursday Sept 10, 2015 - Schuylkill Haven

GERRY & WILLIE will lead a ~ 6 mile hike in Schuylkill Haven. We will hike around the town along trails, roads and sidewalks. Views include the island, parks, the river and Willie’s football field at the school. There will be hills but, sneakers should be fine to wear on this hike. Lunch is optional somewhere.

MEET: 9:30 A.M. @ Blue Marsh Church Rd. parking area off Rte. 183.

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

Thursday Sept 3, 2015 - French Creek

GROVER (DICK) will lead a 4 to 5 mile hike in the Hopewell Furnace National Park. This hike is mostly on various woodland trails in French Creek State Park and the historic area of Hopewell Furnace. Dress appropriately for the weather and wear good hiking shoes. 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 questions.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Thursday August 27, 2015 - Money Rocks

HERB has planned a 5-6 mile hike in the Welsh Mountain Preserve near Narvon. There are some new trails and a new parking lot has been built. Expect some rocks and hills. We will visit at the nearby Community Center Park which is a hidden jewel on the mountain. We will stop at the September Cheese Farm to watch cheese in the making. Lunch will be optional afterwards.

MEET: 9:30 A.M. @ the parking lot off Route 10 across from the Windmill Restaurant.

TELEPHONE: Herb at 610-286-6886 for any further details.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Thursday August 13, 2015 - Leesport Area

“YOU” will lead a hike, not to exceed 5 miles, somewhere in the vicinity. “YOU” will be chosen by the attending group’s unanimous decision. Then, the chosen leader will determine the trails in the area to be hiked. Dress appropriately, wear sturdy shoes, and carry water, sun screen and insect repellant. An optional lunch stop, after the hike, will be determined by those wishing to dine.

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

TELEPHONE: Al 610-929-9694 or cell 610-406-1366 day of event, if necessary.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Thursday August 6, 2015 - Wyomissing Creek

KAY wants you to take a hike along Wyomissing Creek into Mohnton and back. This approximate 5 miles is on trails, roads and parks of the area. Part of this hike may become an extension of the Wyomissing Creek Trail eventually If it rains the previous day, it could be a little muddy so dress for the occasion. Also, you may want to carry water, sunscreen and insect repellant. Lunch is optional after the hike for those interested in dining.

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

TELEPHONE: Kay 610-796-7602 with questions.