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.)