BERN TWP., Pa. -

A new stretch of the Schuylkill River trail is ready for anyone looking to enjoy the outdoors.

A ribbon was cut Wednesday on a 2,100-foot-long stretch of trail near Washington Street in Bern Twp., Berks Co.

The trail was constructed by the Bern Township road crew.

It's the first part of what will be a 2.2 mile trail connecting Bern and Ontelaunee townships through Leesport.