There’s no need to go far to enjoy new places and experiences. Take to the road and explore fun spots in Shartlesville, Lenhartsville, and Hamburg – all in Berks County.

Begin your day by driving north on Rt 183 to Blue Mountain Family Restaurant in Shartlesville for one of their delicious breakfast specials or coffee and one of Blue Mountain’s freshly made bakery treats. Or on Tuesday through Saturday, you might prefer starting your visit at the Four Twelve Coffee Shop in Hamburg where you’ll find quality drinks that are lovingly crafted and the most amazing selection of waffle creations.

Following breakfast head east to Hamburg. This lovely town offers lots of interesting places to explore and its proximity to the Pinnacle, Pulpit Rock, the Appalachian Trail, and Hawk Mountain Sanctuary makes it a great stop for visitors near and far.

When you arrive in Hamburg, head to Our Town Foundation, located in the Art and Craft Gallery of Hamburg. Enjoy the Artist of the Month exhibit and the wares on display as you gather area information from the Our Town staff.

Make stops at local shops, antiques, and vintage furniture stores in downtown Hamburg. Be sure to visit the Adams & Bright Drug Store, an old time pharmacy and soda fountain. Take a seat at the counter for a quick bite or milkshake.

While on the subject of food, if you’re looking for more selection, The Westy Bar & Grill is a local favorite for great food, drinks and entertainment. Start out with some of the best wings in Berks County, or try their amazing ribeye steak!

Following lunch, take a ride on WK&S Railroad, a great way to relax while taking in the gorgeous views of fall foliage from Hamburg’s elevated location.

After your train excursion, a visit to Wanamaker’s 1884 General Store is a must. Load up on your favorite candies and take a peek at the local arts and crafts offered for sale.

Before heading home, make time for a flight of beer at 1787 Brewing Company, and reflect on your day in Hamburg. Or… if time allows, point yourself in the direction of Cabela’s to see what’s new at this bigger than life store.