Outdoor Adventures


All Programs Are Free! Some require registration.
Take these opportunities to get outside and explore with family and friends!
Sponsored by Berks County Parks and Recreation Department, Blue Marsh Lake and the Township of Spring Parks and Recreation Department.

First Day Hike With Your Pet

Date: Monday, January 1, 2018
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Antietam Lake Park

Start the New Year on a positive note by joining our healthy late morning hike on Antietam Lake Park trails. Hike length is about two hours, includes some hills. Dogs on leashes who are good with other dogs are welcomed. Dress weather appropriate.

Winter Nature Photography

Date: Saturday, February 3, 2018
Time: 1 – 3:00 pm
Location: Gring’s Mill Barn, Lower Level
Bring DSLR or film camera to learn tips on shooting great winter photos. After a brief slide show, professional photographer & instructor, Valerie Hoffman, will lead us on an exploratory walk on park grounds to capture great moments in nature. Free program for all ages; cocoa and warm treats provided. Dress weather appropriate. Register by Jan. 29th at 610-374-2944 ext. 2611.

“Go Fly a Kite! Day” & Healthy Kids Day – FREE EVENT

Date: Saturday April 28, 2018
Time: 12:00 – 5:00 pm
Location: Youth Recreation Facility,  1098 County Rd., Leesport, PA

Bring a picnic, spend a day in the park, learn about health and wellness, see professional kite flying stunts, and enjoy fun games for all ages. Bring a kite or kids can make one in our Sled-Kite Workshop. Kids will “Get Active & Take Flight!” Information: Facebook – Berks County YMCA Health Kids Day, or call 610-374-2944 ext. 2611. Rain date: April 29, 2018. Sponsors: YMCA of Reading & Berks and Berks Parks and Recreation Department.