Park Locations & Directions (Below Map)
From Reading: Rte. 422 E. to exit Rte. 176. After 1/2 mile on Rte. 176, turn right onto exit 3, Rte. 724 Birdsboro & Shillington (this will be the first exit you come to). At the end of the ramp, turn left onto Rte. 724 east, towards Birdsboro. Continue for approx. 2 miles to traffic light at Rte. 568. Turn left onto Old River Rd. Continue 1/4 mile, past aqueduct, over bridge. The grist mill ruins and Beidler House are on the left.
Antietam Lake (230 Angora Rd., Reading)
Route 12 (Warren St. Bypass) East - Becomes Pricetown Rd. Go 1 mile to Skyline Dr., Turn right. Go 3/4 mile to fork in road and bear left onto Blankenbiller Rd.. Go approx. 2 miles to Wanner Rd. and turn right. Take Wanner Rd to the end at Angora Rd. Turn left on Angora Road. Antietam Lake is just ahead on the left.
Turn left off of Wanner Rd. onto Seidel Rd. to the end at Antietam Rd., At Antietam Rd., Turn right. Lake property begins immediately on your right.
Berks County Heritage Center
From Rte. 183 & 222 intersection: Rte. 183 S. to traffic light at Tom’s Mobil . Continue to next right turn onto Red Bridge Rd. (at Hoffman’s Garage.) Follow road to parking lot.
Berks Leisure Area
From Reading: Rte. 422/222 Bypass, continue on Rte. 222 until Broadcasting Rd. exit. At the end of the ramp, turn right. At stop sign, turn right onto Tulpehocken Rd. Follow the road until the next stop sign (3-WAY INTERSECTION). Go straight at this stop sign. Berks Leisure will be on your left.
Gring's Mill Recreation Area
From Rte.222 & Broadcasting Rd. intersection: Exit onto Broadcasting Rd., turn towards PSU-Berks Campus. Follow down to stop sign at Tulpehocken Rd. intersection. Turn right onto Tulpehocken Rd. Gring’s Mill entrance is on your left.
Hunsicker's Grove, Mertztown
From FLEETWOOD: - Take Fleetwood/Lyons Road through Topton and Mertztown. Follow road over 1-lane bridge. Turn left onto Smith Lane, just past Blue Orchid Inn. Continue to Stop Sign. Bear right. Park entrance is .8 mile on the right.
Kaercher Creek Park, Hamburg
From Reading: Rte. 61 N. to Hamburg exit (S. 4th St.). Go through 3 traffic lights. At third light, turn right onto State Street. Travel approx. 1 mile. Park entrance on right between brick house and 45 mph sign.
Red Bridge Recreation Area
Located on Tulpehocken Rd., Spring Twp. From Rte. 222 & Broadcasting Rd., turn towards Penn State-Berks Campus. At Tulpehocken Rd. stop sign, turn left. Park entrance approx. 1/2 mile on right.
Stonecliffe Recreation Area
Located on Columbia St., Reading. From Rte 183, turn onto Columbia St. At T-intersection, turn left onto Butler St. Follow curve to end of street.
Youth Recreation Facility
From Rte. 183 and Rte. 222 intersection: Rte. 183 N. to traffic light at West Leesport Rd. Turn left onto West Leesport Rd. Follow to stop sign. Turn right onto County Rd. Approx. .4 mile, turn left into facility at barn. Follow drive past barn (on left) to parking area.