The County Links
on the left will keep you in or near Berks County and Reading, PA, part of the PA Dutch Country and home of the world-famous Reading Outlets. We add new listings and links on a regular basis.
The rich soil of Berks, aided by a favorable climate and centralized Mid-Atlantic location, has contributed to a strong agrarian tradition. Today, agriculture, both in terms of food production and processing, is the county's No. 1 industry. The outlet industry, which has its roots in Reading, remains so strong that Reading/Berks has been coined as "The Original Outlet Capital of the World." Tourism, generated by the county's heritage, arts and culture as well as shopping opportunities, injects millions of dollars annually into the local economy.
Hundreds of acres in the County have been designed for recreational or preservation purposes. The Berks County Parks and Recreational Department maintains and operates several historic sites, camping and recreational facilities. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineer built and maintains the Blue Marsh Lake, a project designed to provide flood control, an enormous reservoir of drinking water, and extensive recreational opportunities. The State of Pennsylvania maintains the heavily forested, scenic hills of French Creek State Park. And the Nolde Environmental Center and the Hawk Mountain Sanctuary provide unique educational opportunities as well as the chance to enjoy the beauty of nature.
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