I don't know about you, but I am pretty happy to say goodbye to winter this year. I'm all for the snow, but I think we have seen our fair share this year, and I am ready for those beautiful flowers to blossom and to get back to what we do best in Berks County: outdoor recreation, food, and festivals. We have so many things to look forward to this spring! 

Child looking through binoculars at Hawk Mountain       



Get Outside

Explore our parks and trails either by foot or by bike. Blue Marsh Lake, French Creek, and Hawk Mountain provide breathtaking views for the whole family to enjoy. Stop by the West Reading Farmers Market for fresh fruits and veggies and have a picnic after your adventure. Reading Public Museum, Gring's Mill, and Berks County Heritage Center are some other great places to get out for a walk. After the dreariness of the winter season, some fresh air will feel good in your lungs! 


delicious kimchi burger with a pickle and chips sitting on a table

 Sarah Lucas


Eat Til' Your Heart's Content 

Pennsylvania's Americana Region has delicious restaurants with options for every tastebud. Whether you love Italian, Mexican, or even traditional PA Dutch delights, we know you'll be able to find what you are looking for here. The best part? Outdoor dining is just around the corner. Enjoy the breeze while you savor those bites. 



                                                  Berks Jazz Fest                                                       

Experience Festival & Events 

Berks Jazz Fest kicks off the spring season, bringing world-renowned jazz musicians to Berks County with dozens of concerts at various venues in the Greater Reading area. Renninger's Kutztown Extravaganza and West Reading Craft Pretzel & Beer Festival fall on the last weekend of April and are certainly can't-miss events this spring. There are plenty of other activities and events happening throughout the spring. Make sure to view our full events calendar so you can plan accordingly!