With a design inspired by the nearby Pennsylvania Dutch Country, this extended-stay hotel on US Highway 222 is a 4.6-mile drive from downtown Reading.
The 1- and 2-bedroom suites come with fully equipped kitchens, dining tables and complimentary high-speed Internet access, plus flat-screen TVs and pull-out sofas. Some suites have gas fireplaces, whirlpool tubs and wood flooring.
Free hot breakfast is provided, as well as complimentary light dinners and drinks (Mon-Thurs). There's an on-site convenience store, local area transportation and laundry facilities (fee). For recreation, the hotel offers a fitness room and an outdoor pool.
The Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center offers a variety of environmental education programs, and covers more than 665 acres of beautiful deciduous woodlands and coniferous plantations. A network of trails makes the center's streams, ponds and diverse habitats accessible to both students and casual visitors. Teaching stations offer places for students to work and benches for those who wish to sit and enjoy the sights and sounds associated with the natural world. For the hikers in the crowd, you will also find a short, accessible trail, and plenty of opportunity for birdwatching and nature photography.
With over 36 miles of trails, 1,147 acres of water surface, picnic areas, a small beach and boat launches the lake can accommodate all kinds of outdoor enthusiasts. Lake recreation activities include swimming, boating, water skiing, scuba diving, and fishing, plus ice boating, ice fishing and ice skating during the winter months. There are biking and equestrian trails around Blue Marsh, and the Lake is a great place to go birding.
The multi-use loop trail circles the lake and you can ride a horse, bike, walk or run. This trail also connects with the Berks County Park & Recreation trail system. Skinners Loop and Foxtrot Hiking trail are connected to the multi-use trail and will bring you close to the water’s edge.
The reach of Blue Marsh Lake does not stop there!Tours for school-age children, bird watching, Lenape Native American education and water safety are some of the types of programs organized by Blue Marsh Lake staff and volunteer groups.
The property has an extensive network of bridle trails for equestrians and their horses. Walkers and hikers may use these bridle trails, take advantage of the paved roads around the historical site, or enjoy the short walking trail around Daniel Boone Lake, a man-made lake that serves as a nesting place for numerous varieties of waterfowl. Visitors may also enjoy fishing with a valid license, and may choose from three unique pinicking spots throughout the grounds. For a true taste of the great outdoors, try camping in the lodge or tenting area!
Once an industrial complex for the fledgling United States of America, today French Creek State Park is an oasis for people and wildlife. Straddling the Schuylkill Highlands, the 7,730-acre park is the largest block of contiguous forest between Washington D.C. and New York City. The forests, lakes, wetlands, and fields are a destination for the people of southeast Pennsylvania to hike, fish, camp and bike.
Those same habitats are homes to many animals and plants that are rare in this corner of the commonwealth. French Creek State Park is an Important Bird Area and Important Mammal Area as designated by the National Audubon Society and also has Pine Swamp, a State Park Natural Area.
Tables are located throughout the park with a picnic area by each lake. Picnicking near Hopewell Lake offers easy access to a peaceful place for a family picnic. Swimming is also offered at the swimming pool by Hopewell Lake from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day, unless otherwise posted.
Willow Hollow consistently has beautifully manicured tees, fairways and greens made possible by our tee to green irrigation system. Continuous cart paths allow course travel in all kinds of weather. These are just a few reasons why Willow Hollow is a "must play" in Berks County.
With three ponds and streams, tee shots are an important part to a successful round of golf at Willow Hollow. After hitting fortunate tee shots you will have to contend with the slick undulated greens, which are well bunkered. Picturesque views and a great golf course for players of all skill levels awaits you. A snack bar and full service bar await you following your round to enjoy your favorite burger or enjoying one of the many cold draft beers on tap.