Enjoy Pretzel Day in PA’s Americana Region

April 26th is National Pretzel Day and Pennsylvania’s Americana Region is celebrating. After all, pretzel baking began not too far from our region and the industry grew significantly in Berks County. Today, we are home to several pretzel bakers, including famous Tom...

Great Stuff Summer Challenge Week Four in Berks County

Summer solstice has arrived with longer days and warmer nights. It’s a great time to experience all Berks County has to see and do. To kick start your summer fun, we put together PA’s Americana Region Great Stuff Challenge. It’s a checklist filled with weekly...

Visiting the Covered Bridges of Berks County, PA

Visiting the Historic Covered Bridges of Berks County, Pennsylvania By Jim Cheney Berks County, Pennsylvania, is home to five of the most scenic covered bridges remaining in Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Several of the bridges also have a look to them that’s rare among...

Sheep shearing & more this weekend in Berks County, PA

Have you ever watched a sheep get shorn?  Here’s your chance. It’s just one of the many things to do this weekend in Pennsylvania’s Americana Region. We’ve put together a few of the many activities available to you across Berks County. The options are...

The Union Canal in Berks County, Pennsylvania

By Cindy Ross The weary plodding of mules’ hooves carved out the dirt trail that slips away beneath my feet…thousands of trips back and forth, pulling the canal boats that floated the Union Canal. It once ran nearly 80 miles from Reading on the Schuylkill River to...