Well, pretty soon it will BE...
Well, pretty soon it will BE the beaten path, and that's what the whole news story is about, folks. Rte 222 has always approached Reading from the North and the South, but you had to drive straight through the heart of Reading (and a few suburban areas) if you wanted to stay on Rte 222. For the past thirty years, the locals have been trying to finish the road that would bypass inner-city Reading and make it easier to get around. The construction stopped about thirty years ago when the money ran out, so we have had a road that literally went nowhere. A couple years ago, (maybe even 3 or 4 years ago) we finally got the money to finish the project. I think about half of the construction is done and open for use, but they have a while to go before everything is finished. I mention this because 'The Road to Nowhere' is how locals have referred to this road for over twenty years, and if you ask for directions, there's a good chance you'll get told go get on it!
Visiting Pa you must visit Berks County
"Berks county (hunting and hiking)"
My reasons for a visit to Berks county.. To start off the beautiful mountains , We have Hawk mountain which is great for hunting fishing hiking kayaking and there are alot of farm lands and wet lands.
"Berks County Reading Pa is great for shopping"
We have outlets all over every thing you could think of . And there are many historical buildings in Reading as well. It has a Pennslyvania Dutch feeling everywhere many farmers markers to swap meets.
Any trip to Berks you must see the Pagoda It sits atop of the city and has great viewing spots to over look the whole city and you can see all the mountains that surround it.
The "Big City" near this country gal
Although I was raised in Oley and Topton, both small towns, Reading is where you went when you needed something. Reading is not a large city, when compared to nearby cities like Philadelphia and Harrisburg, but it has everything a large city has...good and bad. Reading is best known for its outlet stores, though. As the picture says, Reading, PA is the Outlet Capital of the World!! There's the Vanity Fair Outlets, the 8th St. Outlets...all the stores along Penn Ave are considered outlet stores....and that's not counting the malls, Berkshire and Fairgrounds Square, and the big department stores and super stores that are absolutely everywhere! I can't think of anything you can't buy in Reading! Outside of Reading...as you travel nearer to Kutztown, you can find little shops and stores that sell souvenirs like little hex signs and other PA Dutch items, too. Whatever you want, Reading's got it somewhere!