General Club Facts:

Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States
Membership in the BCHC is $5.00 per person per year in order to receive the quarterly newsletter. Further information on membership can be obtained when attending a scheduled hike. Other subgroups within the BCHC are the "Thursday Wanderers." Most hikes are followed by a dinner stop. We call ourselves "The Eating Club with a Hiking Disorder"! ****Hiking and Trail Guidelines: ** Be courteous & stay behind the leader unless directed otherwise.** Offer $.10/mile to driver when carpooling. * *In the event of inclement weather, the hike may be canceled.** Please leave your pets at home.**If unable to keep a club commitment, please find a replacement. * Wear blaze orange during hunting season (Sept 1 to last day of Feb). * Appropriate footwear and attire should match the type of hike.** If you leave the hike early, notify the hike leader or ask someone to do that for you.** Bring water and food as the hike description and weather demand.* * Hiking involves risk. Come out prepared and know your capabilities. Each hiker is responsible for their own safety and well-being.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Saturday October 14, 2017 - Merrill Creek Reservoir

6 moderate miles

Something different! Located in central Warren County, New Jersey, Merrill Creek Reservoir is a 650 acre artificial lake that is surrounded by 290 acres of protected woodland and fields. Optional lunch later at Quaker Steak.

Meeting place: 10:00 am, Merrill Creek Reservoir Visitor Center Parking Lot 


  • Take I-78E to NJ Exit 3. Turn left and go 1.1 miles to 3rd traffic light then make a right onto Uniontown Road. 
  • Go 1.5 miles and turn right onto Rt. 57 (just after tunnel). 
  • Go 3 miles and turn left onto Montana Rd. across from Hunters Tavern. 
  • Go 2 mile and turn left onto Richline Road (at top of hill). 
  • Go .2 miles and turn left on Merrill Creek Rd. Go another .2 mile and turn right towards the Visitor Center parking lot. 
  • Do not go to the boat launch area. 
  • GPS: 34 Merrill Creek Road, Washington, NJ 07882
For more information or further directions, contact: 610-427-1022 

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