Free Things to Do in Reading, PA

The Matt Wolf Team at Berks Real Estate can help you find a beautiful home in Reading, PA, and give you some tips on free things to do in the area in your leisure time.

Free Things to Do in Reading, PA

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The Matt Wolf Team at Berks Real Estate with RE/MAX specializes in residential real estate in Berks County and surrounding counties and has been involved with hundreds of real estate transactions throughout southeastern Pennsylvania. We are delighted to share our vast local knowledge of the area. Whether you are buying or selling a home, we will go above and beyond to help you meet your real estate goals.

You’ll find plenty of interesting things to do in and around Reading, PA, and many of them are free:

  • History – History buffs enjoy Hopewell Furnace Historic Site, America’s best preserved example of an 18th century iron plantation. It was built in 1771 to produce iron for Revolutionary War cannon, cannonballs, shot, and shell to replace iron imported from England. George Washington was a customer. It also produced iron during the mid-1800s for Civil War weapons. There are 42 restored structures to see (for free), and the site hosts special reenactment events.
  • Biking –Reading has been designated as a national Bike Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists. Whether you are a novice or an advanced rider, you will find several scenic trail networks within 15 miles of Reading’s city center that wind their way through the woodlands, forest, country roads and breathtaking scenery of Berks County.
  • Hiking – Outdoor enthusiasts, hikers and backpackers love the 10 miles of trails through the hills, woodlands and streams that cover the 665 acres at Nolde Forest State Park. Enjoy well-maintained trails, picnicking, fishing in Angelica Creek, and a variety of public events and informative programs throughout the year.
  • Birdwatching – Hawk Mountain Sanctuary is the world’s first refuge for birds of prey and one of the best places in North America to view the annual hawk migration. If you’re intrigued by hawks, bald eagles, falcons, and other majestic birds, take a hike through the paths and rocky outcroppings with your binoculars and enjoy the spectacular views.
  • Art – The 5-story GoggleWorks Center for the Arts was the original home of the Willson Goggles factory. Today, it’s the largest, most comprehensive interactive arts center of its kind in the nation. Ongoing art exhibits, dozens of artists and craftspeople working in their studios, and walk-in workshops are the focus of this Reading cultural resource. Admission and parking are free.
  • Culture – Between 1834 and 1885, Berks County was home to 45 covered bridges. The Covered Bridge Trail will take you through the five historic bridges that have survived. And don’t miss the 28-mile Hex Barn Art tour between Kutztown and Hamburg, where you’ll see unique symbols of the Pennsylvania Dutch painted on barns throughout the area.

Whether you are looking for a dream home at a great price, or more suggestions for free things to do in Reading, PA, give The Matt Wolf Team a call today at (610) 685-3189. We’re ready to help!


Here is just a small selection of homes that are available in Reading, PA.

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  1. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,178 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,742 sqft
    Year built: 1900
    Listing with: Stout Associates Realtors
  2. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 846 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,920 sqft
    Year built: 1920
    Listing with: Commonwealth Real Estate LLC
  3. 3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,314 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,306 sqft
    Year built: 1902
    Listing with: Pagoda Realty & Property Management
  4. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,082 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,742 sqft
    Year built: 1900
    Listing with: Berks Realty Group
  5. 4 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,458 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,306 sqft
    Year built: 1900
    Listing with: Home Town Realty

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(all data current as of 8/19/2018)

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