If you’re looking for a new home in or near Reading, PA, you may be interested in nearby attractions that can be enjoyed in your free time. The Matt Wolf Team at Berks Real Estate has a wealth of local knowledge and can provide tips on historic sites, sports, entertainment, and outdoor recreation in the area.
As one of the 13 original colonies and the site of many key Revolutionary and Civil War events, Berks County is the perfect place for history buffs to explore our nation’s history.
Hopewell Furnace Historic Site in Elverson is America’s best preserved example of an 18th century iron plantation. It was built in 1771 to produce iron for Revolutionary War cannons, cannonballs, shot, and shell, to replace iron that had previously been imported from England.
The Furnace supplied artillery and ammunition for George Washington’s army, and at one time his forces came within three miles of Hopewell. It also produced iron during the mid-1800s for Civil War weapons. There are 42 restored structures to see, and the site hosts special reenactment events.
The Daniel Boone Homestead in Birdsboro is a living museum that memorializes the home where Daniel Boone, the legendary American pioneer and frontiersman, was born and raised. There are eight historic 18th-and 19th-century structures to explore.
The Pagoda, on top of Reading’s Mount Penn, is one of the city’s most recognizable landmarks. It stands seven stories tall and was originally built in 1906 to be a resort. Visitors can enjoy unforgettable views of Reading from the grounds.
Sports & Entertainment
Maple Grove Raceway in Mohnton, just outside Reading, is home to National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) drag racing and provides one of the few total concrete quarter mile tracks in the east.
Baseball fans enjoy the Reading Fightin’ Phils, a Double-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies, entertain crowds at Reading’sFirstEnergy Stadium, the oldest baseball stadium in the Eastern League from April to September.
From concerts to Broadway shows to professional bull riding to ice hockey from the ECHL’s Reading Royals, the Santander Arena is Reading’s premier venue for sports and entertainment.
Blue Marsh Lake in Leesport, north of Reading, offers 36 miles of trails through picturesque forest and fields, picnic areas, a small beach, and boat launches, enabling visitors to enjoy boating, fishing, hiking, biking and bird-watching.
Reading is home to the only Bronze Level Ride Center of the International Mountain Biking Association on the East Coast. Whether you are a newbie or an advanced rider, there are more than 125 miles of trails that wind their way through the woodlands, forest, country roads and breathtaking scenery of Berks County.
Crystal Cave Park near Kutztown was discovered in 1871 and is considered “Pennsylvania’s Greatest Natural Wonder.” Descend 125 feet below ground and take a guided tour to learn all about stalagmites and stalactites.
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in Kempton is the world’s first refuge for birds of prey and one of the top spots 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.
These tips about the top attractions in Reading, PA are just the beginning! For more information and help finding the home of your dreams in the area, give The Matt Wolf Team at Berks Real Estate with RE/MAX a call at (610) 685-3189. Family homes in the area start around $100,000 and range to more than $1,000,000, so there is truly something for every buyer!
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