Make this summer epic!

Remember counting the days till summer break began? Expectations were high around what the next few months would bring. Pennsylvania's Americana Region wants every summer to be memorable no matter what your age, filled with new experiences and epic times. That's because we're your curiosity experts, ready to acquaint you with amazing ways to spend days in Reading and Berks County all season long. Count on us for great information about all things summer - events, outdoor fun, ways to stay cool, concerts, and festivals. GET CURIOUS about the fantastic happenings in Pennsylvania's Americana Region. Make this summer epic!


Little girls on a green tractor at the Kutztown Folk Festival
Little girls pose on a tractor at the Kutztown Folk Festival. 
Image courtesy of Kutztown Folk Festival 

Yellow vintage VW station wagon at Maple Grove Raceway
June Bug Days at Maple Grove Raceway
Image courtesy of Don Carrick Studio

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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.  

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BAMBA members on a local bike trail
BAMBA members enjoy a local trail. 
Image courtesy of Berks Area Mountain Biking Association 

Kids at play on paddle boards
Water fun at Blue Marsh Lake 
Image courtesy of Aqua Om Paddle 

We don't mean to brag, but...

you can't beat Pennsylvania's Americana Region for outdoor recreation. Adventure travelers love our 200+ miles of biking* and hiking trails that provide experiences for all skill levels. As for road trips, enjoy slow scenic excursions, uphill challenges, and fast-paced rides on the blacktops of Berks County. If your idea of summer fun means getting your toes wet, local waterways won't disappoint. You'll find places to boat (kayak, canoe, motor), paddleboard, swim, and fish. Rounding out our outdoor resources are golf and disc golf courses, a water slide, and a rock climbing quarry. For the ultimate outdoor getaway, spend the night at one of our campgrounds, and relax under the stars after a day full of adventure. 

*​Greater Reading Trail System (GRTS) earned International Mountain Biking Association’s Bronze Level Ride Center designation, making the GRTS one of only 40 Ride Centers worldwide.


Young man in a Saucony Creek Shirt raises a full glass of beer.
Image courtesy of Saucony Creek Brewery

Craft Beer Selfies
Image courtesy of Daniel Boone Beer Fest 

Hot Days + Cold Beer = BrewHaHa 

There's nothing better than a cold beer on a hot summer day, especially when the beers are brewed right here in Berks County. Instead of going to the same old watering hole, get to know our local breweries by following our BrewHaHa Trail passport.  After a day in the sun, discover the delicious brews created right here in your own backyard. The BrewHaHa Trail directs you to participating breweries, beer pubs, and even a winery. As you journey to these locations, check in with the BrewHaHa passport for special discounts and to collect points redeemable for fun prizes. Check out our BrewHaHa Passport, and plan to follow it soon. 


Stay Local

Discover all there is to do in Pennsylvania's Americana Region when you stay at one of our local hotels. Our hotels offer accommodations to fit every budget, many located within short walking or driving distance of popular area attractions. Plan a stay in Reading and Berks County around an event, or come for our wonderful hiking, biking, and fishing trails. You'll fall in love with our beautiful and convenient location. Get Curious! about all we offer and visit soon. 

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