Cooped Up All Winter?  Time to Get Curious!

Don't miss a minute of our transformation.  Spring sweeps over Reading and Berks County with bright colors, fresh smells, and sights and sounds that tell us winter is behind us. As we shed cold weather layers, warming temperatures, greening landscapes, and lingering sunsets lure us outside to enjoy the outdoor activities we so missed. Hiking, biking, street fairs, baseball games, kayaking… There’s so much to do in our beautiful region. Get Curious about spring activities in Pennsylvania’s Americana Region. 



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Hikers at top of Hawk Mountain @citycutsbarbershop


They say curiosity killed the cat.  Nope, it was boredom.  We promise you won't get bored when visiting Berks County. Just add some of our top ten things to do in Pennsylvania's Americana Region to your itinerary. There are lots of ways to have wonderfun adventures In our crazy, cool county. Get Curious, Stay Curious...check our events calendar often.  

See Our Top 10 Things to Do!



Children and adults getting ready to go mountain biking
Photo courtesy of BAMBA
Biking at the Pagoda

Short Ride, Epic Fun!

If the outdoors is where you want to be, then Pennsylvania's Americana Region is the perfect place for your adventures. Take to the trails and roadways of Berks County for bicycling fun. Our world-class mountain biking trails are fastidiously maintained as they continue to grow in miles and experiences. For road trips, enjoy scenic excursions, uphill challenges, and fast-paced rides on the region's blacktops, gravel trails, and winding country roads. Hike our trails to the Witches Hat or the lookouts of Hawk Mountain. Whether you take to the serene paths of Blue Marsh or trek to the heights of the Pinnacle, you're sure to find a pace that suits you. As for fun in the water, it might be too cold for a swim, but it's the perfect temperature for fly fishing and kayaking fun. The experiences you crave are closer than you think in Pennsylvania's Americana Region. 

Speaking of rides, don't forget to venture onto one of our local trains. Breathe in the fresh air as you ride or cycle the rails. 

Take a few photos and tag us! #VisitPaAmericana, #BerksCounty

Biking | Hiking and Guided Walks | Outdoors

Mindi Abair and Peter White at Berks Jazz Fest Photo Courtesy of Berks JazzFest
Photo courtesy of Berks JazzFest

Does Music Make You Perk Up...Curious?

We love Spring in Reading and Berks County. It is music to our ears - literally. It starts off with the biggest names and brightest up-and-comers in jazz, blues, gospel, and pop come together for the Berks Jazz Fest. A ten-day celebration of the music that’s deep in our American roots, featuring both ticketed and free concerts. If you’re a music lover, it’s a can’t-miss.

Wait There's More. Outdoor Festivals and Music.

But don’t get it all out of your system at once! Be sure to plan ahead for our other great festivals throughout the year, like the Kutztown Folk Festival, Art on the Avenue, and World War II Weekend. They all have music and they all offer different soundtracks of experiences. Check out our brew pubs and restaurants for music too! Visit our calendar of events to see it all and plan a season of excitement.

Festivals | Entertainment

Fresh food at Cafe Sweet Street
People Enjoying A Brewery Tour

Lots of Unique Brews and Chews

Farm fresh foods, local brews and wines, and wonderful eateries; Pennsylvania's Americana Region offers visitors outstanding places to dine, interesting foods to sample, and tasty treats to take home. Experience diverse and complicated cuisines, as well as traditional PA Dutch fare at restaurants and pubs. Sample and savor the culinary marvels available at our farmers' markets, breweries, and vineyards. Fresh and delicious is serious business in Berks County.

Look for our new BrewHaHa passport coming soon!

BrewHaHa Trail | Food & Drink | Farmers Markets