There's something about fall in Pennsylvania's Americana Region. Just ask anyone who lives here. They'll tell you the cooler temperatures and changing landscape make it the perfect time to explore Berks County.
It's prime time to hike to Pulpit Rock and the Pinnacle for fall-colored views of the region, or take a "leaf-peeping" drive. Better yet, follow one of our self-guided trails over roads dotted with picturesque farms and roadside stands. Recharge in the fresh air and open spaces of our parks, trails, and waterways. Get lost in a corn maze, watch Hawk Mountain's annual raptor migration, or take a Halloween-themed train ride.
When it’s time to relax, “go local” at shops, restaurants, and hotels across Berks County. You'll find they are ready to safely welcome you.
Autumn is calling. Heed the call and head our way!
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R-Phils Safe Trick or Treating
5 – 7 p.m.
Rocky Horror Picture Show
5:00pm – 11:00pm
12:00pm – 7:00pm
Deerfoot Vineyards & Winery
Bow Wow Express Train Ride
1:00, 2:00, 3:00 and 4:00 p.m.
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 basics 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 in socially distant getaways!
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!