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.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Saturday July 28, 2018 - Schuylkill River Trail / Historic Douglassville

5 to 6 miles

A fairly flat hike in the Douglassville area. The hike begins with a walk around the four buildings owned by the Berks Historic Preservation Trust. Continuing, we will road walk along Old Philly Pike, the original route from Pottstown to Oley and Reading, viewing a number of scenic older homes. We return via the Schuylkill River Trail, completing the morning with a walk through historic St. Gabriel’s Churchyard where noted colonial settlers William Bird, George Douglass, Andrew Robeson, and Marcus Huling are buried.
Note: Inclement weather cancels this hike!

For more information and further directions, contact: 610-323-1703


Meeting place: 10:00 am, Morlatton trailhead across from the White Horse Tavern 

Directions: From Rt. 422 East, as you exit Douglassville, take the right turn lane at the traffic light onto River Bridge Road. Cross the railroad bridge, then take the first right turn onto Old Philadelphia Pike. After approx. one block, the parking lot will be on your left.

GPS: 480 Old Philadelphia Pike, Douglassville, using Google. (Mapquest takes you a half mile towards Pottstown.)

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