There's something about fall in Pennsylvania's Americana Region. Cooler temperatures and a changing landscape make it the perfect time to explore Berks County, and safely at that! Hike to Pulpit Rock, part of the Appalachian Trail, for far-reaching views of the autumn's beauty. Follow our self-guided barn art and covered bridge tours through scenic countrysides dotted with farms and roadside stands. Recharge in the fresh air and open spaces of our many parks, trails, and waterways. There are outdoor concerts to attend, raptors to count, and apples and pumpkins to pick. There's more to do this fall in Reading and Berks County than you can imagine - with COVID-19 safeguards in place – of course! It's a great time for safe travel in our region. Road trip, anyone?
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Autumn Hawk Migration
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
9:00am – 5:00pm
Daily through Dec 15
Comedy Night Under the Stars
6 – 8pm
Boyertown Community Park
Kutztown Antiques Radio Meet
8am – 4pm
Renninger’s Kutztown Antiques
West Reading Fall Fest
11am – 8pm
Penn Ave, West Reading
In today’s world, optimum conditions for outdoor fun need to include space, variety, and unbeatable locations for adventure. Pennsylvania’s Americana Region delivers the basica and more. Dayhike on the Appalachian Trail or trek to the lookouts of Hawk Mountain Sanctuary – one of the best places in North America to watch the annual fall raptor migration. Take a spin on our internationally ranked mountain biking trails. Weather permitting, canoe, kayak, and fish to your heart’s content on local waterways. Try disc golf and geocaching at French Creek State Park, or kick back and watch the wildlife. Here’s a thought, reserve one of the park’s campsites, yurts, or cabins and spend the weekend for the ultimate socially distant getaway!
Our favorite festivals may have gone by the wayside this fall, but there are still plenty of things to do and see in Pennsylvania’s Americana Region. Visit historic sites like Hopewell Furnace, or drive to the top of Mt. Penn for a close-up look at the Pagoda. Stop to say hello to Nefrina, the resident mummy at the Reading Public Museum. Schedule a private showing of a favorite movie for you and your friends at the GoggleWorks Theatre. Take a ride on the Colebrookdale Railroad, recently voted the #2 scenic train ride in all of North America by USA Today 10Best 2020. Chill-out at Crystal Cave, one of the oldest, continually active show caves in the country – 149 years to be exact! Start your day hunting collectibles, then end it with a guided night hike at South Mountain YMCA. We suspect one day in Pennsylvania’s Americana Region isn’t long enough. Better pack a bag!
Some attractions require guests to purchase advance tickets. Call or check their websites before visiting.
For those of you who want to travel, but can’t, visit us virtually. We are continually collecting informatiom about events and festivals that are happening virtually. Some of our partners offer virtual visits to their attractions too. If you like what you see, order our travel guide and start planning for a trip to Pennsylvania’s Americana Region under safer circumstances. We are here to help and we look forward to seeing you soon!