Now that summer is underway, you don't want to miss the opportunity to enjoy some quality time outside with your family. The parks in Berks county offer a perfect setting for your next family outing. There's a park that fits just about any outdoor activity, as well as offering an opporunity to learn about the history of the area.

Here's a few of the best parks in Berks County for you to enjoy.

Gring's Mill Rec Area
2083 Tulpehocken Rd, Reading, PA 19610

Spend a few hours enjoying the natural surroundings and the scenic bridges, including a covered red bridge. You can walk along the river and look at barns, historic architecture and the beauty of trees and nature. They don't allow dogs in order to protect the area.

Jim Dietrich Park
4899 Stoudts Ferry Bridge Rd, Reading, PA 19605

Previously a farm, this dog-friendly park has soccer fields, a paved jogging path, trails, fitness park, 3 separately fenced dog walking areas, baseball/softball fields, pavilions, and easy access to the Little Schuylkill River.

Sweet Arrow Lake County Park
108 Clubhouse Rd, Pine Grove, PA 17963

There's a little bit of everything in this beautiful park, with a waterfall, a trail, a wooden bridge over a ravine, and a bat colony that comes out after sundown during the warmer months. It's also a great place to go out on your boat for some fishing.

And there's more outdoor fun waitng for you in Berks County. Here are a few links to help you find more things to do outside:

Maidencreek Park and Recreation Board
Berks County Park
French Creek State Park
Neversink Mountain & Hiking Trails
Schuylkill River Trail
Mount Penn Preserve Trails
Crystal Cave
Sacony Creek
Lake Ontelaunee
Fleetwood Parks
Kutztown Park
Kutztown Dog Park
Sacony Creek Trail Head
Sacony Family Campground
Kutztown Campground New Dutch

Have fun and stay safe in Berks County parks!

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