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

Monday, November 24, 2014

Thursday December 4, 2014 - Hibernia Park

HERB will lead a moderate 5-6 mile walk at Hibernia County Park. We will walk on trails around the lake and along the Brandywine River. We will see parts of the park most of us have not seen before. The views of the lake should be good with the leaves down. If the weather is inclement, check with Herb. Lunch after the hike is an option.

MEET: 9:30 AM @ the parking lot across from the Windmill Restaurant, by the Dollar Store off of Route 10 in Morgantown.

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

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Thursday November 27, 2014 - Shillington

KAY will lead a Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner Hike! This ~ 5 Mile Hike to Angelica Park via the Angelica Creek Trail will start from Rite-Aid in Shillington. We will walk to the trail entrance, about a mile; and continue to Angelica Creek Park. From here we will return through streets of Reading and Shillington, passing Tom Masano Mini Park Animal Band, to our starting point. HAPPY THANKSGIVING! YUM-YUM!

MEET: 10:00 A.M. at Rite-Aid on Lancaster Ave. in Shillington Shopping Centre (GPS address is 500 East Lancaster Ave., Shillington, Pa.). NOTE: Please park on the Governor Mifflin Blvd. side of the building, where Casino patrons park.

TELEPHONE: Kay 610-796-7602 with questions.

Thursday November 20, 2014 - Neversink

LES will lead a hike of 6 miles on the NEVERSINK Mountain Preserve. The hike begins at the Forest Hills Cemetery and takes the slow incline of the Neversink South trail much of the way to Reading. With leaves off the trees we'll have great views of the Schuylkill, Reading, and the hills in the distance. We'll climb the West Woodland trail then come down on the north side of the mountain. We will walk on a trail below the Witches Hat, circle behind it, then return via the Cove trail.

MEET: 10:00 A.M. @ the pond in Forest Hills Memorial Park.

TELEPHONE: Les 610-323-1703 with questions.

Thursday November 13, 2014 - Mont Clare

SUZANNE will begin a hike at LOCK 60 along the Schuylkill River in Mont Clare. We will take the high trail down and hopefully have some views of the river and surroundings. We can visit the animals at the Montgomery County Centre and return along the river. Hiking Boots and water are a necessity for this 5 mile hike. Heavy rain would cancel this event. Lunch in Phoenixville will be an option afterwards.

1st MEET: 9:00 A.M. @ Boscov’s east, far parking lot.
2nd MEET: 10:00 A.M. @ LOCK 60 in Mont Clare.
DIRECTIONS: To Lock 60, turn off Rte. 29 bridge onto Towpath Road, a one lane road between the river and canal.

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

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.