Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Sayonara Hay Creek Trail

What a difference a county line makes. You can physically see it at the Montgomery - Berks County line on the Schuylkill River Trail west of Pottstown. While the Montgomery County side is paved and well signed the Berks County side (known as the Thun Trail) is gravel and with a dearth of signage.

Berks County took another step back in trail development with its scrapping of the Hay Creek Trail. Which would run along an abandoned rail line from Birdsboro down to Geigertown. The County has already spent more than $600,000 on the project and will have to give $260,000 grant back to the state.

Berks County Line

End of the pavement at the Berks County Line.