There are so many things to do in Pennsylvania's Americana Region this spring. Options include outdoor recreation, cultural and historical events, festivals, and so much more. You'll never get bored. Check out these 5 must-do activities in Reading and Berks County.

Hike Hawk Mountain

Hawk Mountain Family



Hawk Mountain provides stunning views, migrating birds, lush greenery, and great times for individuals and families alike. Enjoy fresh air while exploring diverse ecosystems and winding trails. Hawk Mountain's 2500 acres of protected forests include 8+ miles of hiking trails, varying in length and difficulty. While there is a small trail fee to enter, the views and experience are well-worth the fee. Not to mention, Hawk Mountain is a great Instagram-worthy spot! Make sure to tag us in your photos #visitpaamericana.

Visit a Farmers' Market

West Reading Farmers Market


Discover new products, engage with the community, and purchase locally grown produce with a trip to one of our local farmer's markets. Attending a farmer's market is a great way to enjoy fresh, seasonal produce and experience a vibrant atmosphere.
We recommend checking out the baked goods and homemade items. You never know what you might find, which makes the occasion extra fun!

Attend a festival


WWII Weekend



Spring festivals in Pennsylvania's Americana Region are like no other! If you're a foodie, celebrate National Pretzel Day at West Reading's Craft Pretzel and Beer Fest on April 27th or Downtown Reading's Taco Fest on May 4th. Can't get enough tacos? Berks County has a Spring Fiesta & Taco Fest on June 8th at Jim Dietrich Park in Muhlenberg.  Enjoy a variety of traditional taco vendors, ice-cold drinks, live music, and even a fireworks show. To wrap up the spring season, we welcome the beloved 33rd-Annual World War II Festival, featuring special guests, live entertainment, re-enactments,  vintage aircraft, and much more.

Visit a Covered Bridge


 Covered Bridge

Fred Moll


Explore our five remaining covered bridges with our FREE Berks County Covered Bridge Experience Pass. This pass allows you takes you on a journey through our covered bridges while collecting points to redeem for prizes. This unique adventure is great for the whole family and is a wonderful way to get out of the house for a nice drive after the long and cold winter.


Go to a Reading Fightin Phil's Home Game 

Fightin Phils


Baseball fans and critics alike will love a night out at the Fightin' Phils. The best part about a game is that there is a little something for everyone. Delicious food, entertainment, fireworks (select days), and more can all be expected at the Fightin' Phils. It's certain that you will leave the game wanting to come back again.