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Bernhart Reservoir


Bernhart Reservoir, Pennsylvania

Bernhart Reservoir real estate is regarded as a beautiful, but lesser known, market in Pennsylvania for lake homes and lake lots.

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    About Bernhart Reservoir
    Located in Berks County, Pennsylvania

    Bernhart Reservoir is a 14-acre lake located in Berks County, Pennsylvania outside the city of Reading, Pennsylvania. The city of Philadelphia is just under 80 minutes south.

    The closest major airport is Lehigh Valley International Airport and is 53 minutes away. Urgent care can be provided at Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center, 11 minutes away.

    Groceries and snacks can be found five minutes away at Weis Markets. There are great restaurants around Bernhart Reservoir, like Norte Sur Mexican Restaurant, Haiku Hibachi & Sushi, Thai Cuisine, and Cafe Sweet Street.

    Water Fun

    At 14 acres, this lake offers its residents privacy and great fishing. Anglers can expect to find largemouth bass, yellow bullhead, yellow perch, rainbow trout, and flathead catfish.

    Avid kayakers should head to the nearby town of Pottsville to Take It Outdoors Canoe & Kayak Rentals. Not only can you rent craft here, but they will take you on guided tours of the Schuylkill River.

    Explore Nature

    Outdoorsmen and women should make the trek to 600-acre Nolde Forest. With 10 miles of moderate hiking trails, Nolde Forest is an ideal spot for families looking to get outside.

    Explore Reading

    Reading is a beautiful, industrious town that Bernhart Reservoir residents are very close to, less than twenty minutes.

    Check out the Reading Pagoda, the city's longtime symbol. In 1908, plans were made for this replication of a Japanese pagoda temple to be a luxury hotel. When the plans were abandoned, the pagoda and land were donated to the city. Built atop the southern end of Mount Penn, it now serves as a popular travel destination to view the city.

    Head to the FirstEnergy Stadium to see the Reading Fighting Phils play! Watching the team play ball is a popular pastime in Reading. So grab a drink and a corndog, and let's play ball!

    The Reading Public Museum is a must on your Reading checklist if you are a lover of science! With over 100 years of operation under its belt, this museum houses over 300,000 objects that everyone in the family will find interesting. There is an arboretum, a planetarium, and a history museum.

    After a day of exploration, be sure to try local eateries like the Works in Wyomissing, Wyomissing Restaurant and Bar, the Farmhouse Kitchen, and the American Diner.

    Visit Philadelphia

    Beyond its historical significance, Philadelphia has more than meets the eye. Visit the iconic Rocky statue. Built in honor of Sylvester Stallone’s “Rocky III,” this statue makes for a great photo opportunity.

    The Liberty Bell is a must-see historical destination, but the lesser-known Independence Hall bears similar significance. Independence Hall is where the Declaration of Independence was signed and was the starting place for America’s Revolution against England.

    After a long day in the city, grab a bite to eat at the 127-year old Reading Terminal Market. Even if Philadelphia Cheesesteak isn’t your cup of tea, this market offers a variety of snacks and cuisine.

    Some local favorites are roasted pork sandwiches, roast duck, Amish-style soft pretzels, and Amish-style rotisserie chicken.

    Why Bernhart Reservoir?

    This historic slice of Pennsylvania is the perfect location for those looking for a balance between indoor and outdoor fun!