Driving tour of state game land in Berks set for October


The Pennsylvania Game Commission is once again offering an opportunity for the public to get a unique view of its state game lands.

The commission's Berks County-based southeast region office announced Monday that it will offer a free tour of State Game Land 110, which is located along the Blue Mountain range in Berks and Schuylkill counties.

From 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on October 20, the public can drive along a trail through some of the 10,130 acres, which is home to a range of wild animals, including deer, black bears, coyotes, foxes, and turkeys.

"State game land tours provide a great opportunity for the public to see first-hand how the Game Commission is effectively managing these valuable lands," said Bruce Metz, the region's director.

The tour begins at the Mountain Road gate in Tilden Township, approximately five miles west of Hamburg, and ends at the Route 183 gate, four miles north of Strausstown.

Game commission personnel will be stationed along the tour route to provide site-specific information and answer questions.