outdoor adventures

Come play on Greater Reading Trails System, in Greater Reading, Pennsylvania. Over 125 miles of trails, the Greater Reading Trails System is the only Bronze Level International Mountain Bicycling Association Ride Center in the Northeast! Bring your full arsenal of mountain bikes to the area designated as one of only 37 ride centers in the world. We are recognized for the large number of mountain bike trails that are part of the Greater Reading Trails system, maintained to deliver the best the sport has to offer. More than 125 miles of trails in five major preserves await: Schuylkill River Greenway Rail Trail, French Creek State Park, Antietam Lake, Blue Marsh Lake Recreation Area, Mount Penn Forest Preserve, Neversink Mountain, Union Canal Trail and Angelica Creek Trail.

Your outdoor adventures in Pennsylvania’s Americana Region don’t stop there. Hawk Mountain Sanctuary is world renown as a one of the best places in North America to watch the annual hawk migration. You can also get outdoors and take a walk on miles of trails with astounding views throughout Berks County. Balloon Rides Daily will take you soaring over our region, while Crystal Cave Park lets you explore underground. Kayak our rivers and our lakes. Catch the heat of the moment at Maple Grove Raceway or get your own exercise at Ozzy’s Family Fun Center or the South Mountain YMCA.

When its time for the foodie in you to indulge your tastes, we recommend Café Sweet Sweet, a gourmet café, Viva Good Life, contemporary euro-Mediterranean food and Judy’s on Cherry, and upscale Mediterranean Bistro in downtown Reading.

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Trails from beginner to advanced, come check out our amazing mountain biking, hiking and riding trails. Not a biking enthusiast? No worries. Lace up your hiking shoes or play by our water.

Biking | Hiking | Horseback Riding | Parks
Click here for our Interactive Trail Map.
Download and print a trail brochure with map! (PDF Format)

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Fancy yourself a fisherman? Greater Reading offers some of the best fly-fishing around. On a hot summer day, what could be better than fishing, kayaking, or tubing on the scenic Schuylkill River or beautiful Blue Marsh Lake? Set sail on your next adventure at Blue Marsh Lake or the Schuylkill River. Or, just try fishing at the Tulpehocken Creek.

Fishing | Boating | Parks

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Once our beautiful greenery re-emerges, Greater Reading’s rolling hills create the perfect terrain for golf courses. The hardest part might be deciding which to play! Hit the links on the rolling hills of Berks County at one of our many picturesque and pristine golf courses.


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What’s the best way to see Greater Reading? From high above, of course. See our mountains, valleys, streams.

Balloon Rides

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Pitch your tent, park your RV or snuggle up in a cabin. Count your lucky stars and enjoy the great outdoors of Greater Reading.


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During the winter months, enjoy cross-country skiing on one of the many trails or head to Bear Creek Mountain Resort for skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing. Whoosh!