Great Stuff Summer

So... you want to get away, just not too far away. Make Pennsylvania’s Americana Region your location of choice for a day trip or longer. Discover countless ways to enjoy summer in Berks County. Spend the day on our trails and waterways, then kick back and relax at a concert in the park. Attend amazing festivals - we have so many festivals, and they happen all season long. Love country roads? Follow self-guided tours and explore the beauty of the region as you learn about our barn stars and covered bridges. And our Main Streets - they're a combination of quaint, cool and hip, all rolled into one. Visit historic sites and wineries - now that's an interesting combination. The point is, there's lots to do and we want to share these experiences with you. Come see for yourself, and soon!

Turn off the tech   |   Something old, something brewed   |   Hit all the right notes   |   Feed your right brain

Mother & daughter outdoors

turn off the tech

It’s time to turn off the tech and get outside! Trek to the top of the Pinnacle for amazing views. Berks County has over  125 miles of hiking and biking trails. That should keep you busy for a few days. Want to get your toes wet? Our surrounding waterways offer plenty of places to kayakpaddle boardswim and fish. And you might want to bring your binoculars. You never know what you might see flying above. For the ultimate outdoor getaway, book a site at one of our local campgrounds, and recall your day of adventure as you relax under the stars. Sweet dreams!


Hike to one of the highest points in Berks County or take in the area's wildlife and vistas on a…

something old, something brewed

Who knows what treasures you’ll uncover while visiting Pennsylvania’s Americana Regions Main Streets, markets and antique shops. No doubt, you will enjoy the hunt as you explore the unique shops and eclectic galleries that line our Main Streets. If you’re looking for items to take home, stop by one of our wonderful farmers markets or craft fairs.
These wonderful spots offer farm fresh foods, regional treats, and locally made items that make memorable gifts. As the day winds down, relax with a glass of wine you picked up from one of our wineries or breweries. Come to think of it, items procured on the Berks County Wine and Brew Ha Ha Trails make refreshingly fun gifts too!




hit the road!

So… you’re itching to get away, just not too far away. Pennsylvania’s Americana Region is the perfect spot for a road trip. Our driveable location is ideal for a quick day trip or a few days away. To make the most of your travels, we’ve put together some itineraries to help you make the most of your time in our region.

Follow self-guided tours of our covered bridges and hex barn art, or stretch your legs in one of our parks. Check out our Main Streets, take in historic sites, or try birdwatching. It’s the newest craze and Berks County offers ample spots to watched a wide variety of feathered creatures.

Road Trips

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feed your right brain

Celebrate summer by getting your hands dirty! Berks County is steeped in old-world traditions, where arts and industry—expression and necessity—intersect within one passion for creation.

Ride the iron horses in style aboard one of our historical railroad lines. See the humble origins of America’s industrial heritage at the Gruber Wagon WorksReading Railroad Heritage Museum, or the Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site. Get a feel for the world as it used to be at Conrad Weiser’s Homestead or one of our other historically preserved landmarks. Get inspired as you explore our historic towns, packed with local artists, galleries, and workshops where mass-produced isn’t in the vocabulary! Only around for a short time? Consolidate your art exploration right in downtown Reading, and visit the Goggleworks Center for the Arts—a 145,000 square-foot hub of all things creative.