Father's Day is a special occasion to honor the incredible dads, grandfathers, and father figures who play a significant role in our lives. Berks County, Pennsylvania, offers a multitude of ways to celebrate this day, ensuring it's memorable and enjoyable for the entire family. Here’s a guide to some of the best activities and experiences you can share with your dad this Father’s Day in Berks County.


Man taking a selfie looking out at the view at Hawk Mountain


1. Enjoy a Scenic Hike

Berks County offers beautiful landscapes and hiking trails that provide the perfect setting for a Father's Day adventure. Head to the Appalachian Trail, which passes through the county, or explore the trails at Nolde Forest or Blue Marsh Lake. These hikes offer a chance to bond while enjoying nature and getting some exercise.


man smiling and holding up his beer


2. Visit a Local Brewery

Treat your dad to a craft beer experience at one of Berks County’s local breweries. Places like Pagoda City and Saucony Creek offer a variety of locally brewed beers in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Many breweries also have outdoor seating and live music, making for a great Father’s Day outing.

 Father getting a fish off the line for his daughter


3. Go Fishing

If your dad loves fishing, Blue Marsh Lake is the ideal spot. With ample fishing opportunities, picnic areas, and boating options, you can spend a leisurely day on the water. Other enjoyable spots include Kaercher’s Creek, and Lake Ontelaunee. Whether he's an avid angler or just enjoys the tranquility of nature, Pennsylvania's Americana Region provides a perfect backdrop for a day of relaxation. Did you know Berks County creeks and waterways deliver some of the finest freshwater fishing anywhere? 


Daniel Boone Homestead

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4. Explore Local History

Berks County has a rich history, and there are several sites where you can dive into the past. Take a trip to Daniel Boone or Conrad Weiser's Homestead, the birthplace of the famous pioneers, or visit the Reading Public Museum, which features a mix of art, science, and history exhibits. Berks History Center is a great spot to learn local history. Even Berks County natives can learn something! These educational outings can be both fun and informative, offering quality time spent learning together.


Chatty Monks Tacos



5. Savor a Special Meal

Father’s Day wouldn’t be complete without a delicious meal. Click here for a list of restaurants and find dad's favorite! 


Children cheering with smiles at the baseball game


6. Attend a Reading Fightin Phils Game

What better way to spend a day with dad than at a ball game? The Reading Fightin Phils are always a fun and exciting time. On Father's Day, the first 2,000 men 18+ will receive a free hawaiian shirt! They are also offering catch on the field with dad after the game.


No matter how you choose to celebrate Father’s Day in Berks County, the most important thing is to show your appreciation and love for the father figures in your life. Whether through an outdoor adventure, a special meal, or a simple day spent together, these moments create lasting memories. Happy Father’s Day to all the amazing dads out there!