Outdoor Adventures

Kids Bike Rodeo with BAMBA
(Berks Area Mountain Biking Association)

Date:  Saturday, May 18, 2019
Time:  10 am – 1 pm      
Berks Heritage Center, 1102 Red Bridge Rd., Reading, PA 19605

Saddle up your bike and bring it to the park to learn safe and responsible biking practices. Members of BAMBA will lead kids through bike-fit and safety check, helmet-fit, basic bike maintenance as well as on a bike-safe obstacle course. Prizes will be awarded and lunch is provided for participants. Information and
pre-registration: 610-374-2944 or email John Pacharis at jp1974@ptd.net

Nature Photography

Date:  Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Time:  6 pm
Berks Heritage Center Barn, 1102 Red Bridge Rd., Reading, PA 19605

Learn how to take fantastic nature photos from an expert! Bring your Digital SLR or film camera and join professional photographer and instructor, Valerie Hoffman, to learn how to use simple settings, scenery and subject to capture brilliant photos. Join in the exploratory walk around the park to practice your new skills. Register at 610-374-2944 by June 4. Rain Date: 6/13/19.

GET OUTDOORS DAY!
FREE ADMISSION!

Date:  Saturday, June 15, 2019
Time:  10 am – 3:30 pm
Blue Marsh Lake – Lakeview Pavilion, Dry Brooks Day Use Area

Come out for Berks County’s largest Outdoor Recreation event with over 40 vendors and exhibits for a day of outdoor fun – activities for everyone! Including Mt. Bike Ride with BAMBA; Control Tower & Sensory Garden Tours, Smokey Bear, Bobber the Water Safety Dog, Search and Rescue, EMS Demos, Penn Star 4 Helicopter, Geo Caching, Orienteering, Water Sports and so much more! Play the GO Day Scavenger Hunt for the opportunity to win a prize! Call 610-376-6337 for more information.

Tully Pedal & Paddle
a double dose of outdoor fun!

Date:  Saturday, June 22, 2019
Time: 1 – 3 pm
Berks Heritage Center, 1102 Red Bridge Rd., Reading, PA 19605

Join us to bike along the Union Canal Trail to Blue Marsh Lake’s Stilling Basin where we’ll trade bikes for kayaks and cool off as we drift down the Tully. Bring your bike and kayak; or rent a kayak at Blue Marsh Outdoors (www.bluemarshoutdoors.com or 610-488-5540). Some paddling experience and ACA insurance is recommended. Space is limited; pre-registration required by June 14 at 610-374-2944.

Paddle Safe Workshop

Date:  Saturday, June 29, 2019
Time:  10 am – 1 pm
Berks Leisure Area, 1901 Tulpehocken Rd., Wyomissing, PA 19610

Paddling sports are growing in popularity but there are some important safety practices beginners need to know. Join Blue Marsh Outdoors and Park Staff for a fun and educational hands-on session covering safe paddling. Learn the proper way to hold a paddle and what to do if someone (including you) falls into the water. Be ready to get wet and wear water shoes or old sneakers. For information and pre-registration: 610-374-2944


 

Full Moon Float
kayak under the moon and stars!

Date:  Thursday, August 15, 2019
Time:  7 pm
Blue Marsh Lake – Church Rd. parking area

Watch the moon rise over the lake, look for wildlife and observe the night sky light up the water. Decorate your boat with glow sticks or LED rope for the light-up color-fun contest! Bring your kayak; or rent a one at Blue Marsh Outdoors (www.bluemarshoutdoors.com or 610-488-5540). Some paddling experience and ACA insurance is recommended. Rain date: 8/16/19. Space is limited; pre-registration required by August 9 at 610-374-2944.

 

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