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Location Reports Lancaster County, Greater Reading and the Lehigh Valley


its stone fireplaces provide a perfect place to unwind when the meeting is over. For recreation during the winter there are ski and snowboard trails, while from spring through autumn, the resort's natural setting encourages activities like hiking, mountain biking, boating, fishing, horseshoes and volleyball.


The Inn at Reading Hotel and Conference Center in Wyomissing features English Manor décor as well as nearly 13,000 square feet of meeting space that includes 13 breakout rooms. It can accommodate banquets for up to 800.


Kutztown University and Albright College offer meeting facilities on their campuses. Greater Reading is also home to a num- ber of fine hotels and inns that can accommodate meetings and events.


Things to Do


Greater Reading features terrific restau- rants, art centers, 30 wonderful muse- ums, seasonal fairs and festivals, plus tons of shopping at places like the origi- nal VF Outlets and Cabela’s. The area is known for its mountain biking and hiking trails and fly fishing. There’s also bird watching at scenic Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, the world’s first refuge for birds of prey. Civil War Trail tours, wine tasting excursions, antiquing, golf, his- toric sites, day spas and barn hex tours round out a wide range of activities.


The GoggleWorks Center for the Arts offers an open house event on the sec- ond Sunday of every month and visitors are sure to be intrigued by the creative and dynamic atmosphere of this one-of-


a-kind facility. The building is home to 34 artist studios, galleries, arts and cultural organizations, a theater and a café.


The Kutztown Folk Festival grows bigger every year in Greater Reading. It features tasty Pennsylvania Dutch family-style feasts, including ox roasts, sausage sandwiches, pies, pastry and other treats. Live music and dancing, comedy, country auctions, parades and bands as well as fiddling, story telling and historical seminars round out the experience.


Some of the best examples of Pennsylvania Dutch and early American folk art and crafts can be found in the outstanding works of 200 of the nation’s most skilled artisans at this festival. Items featured include fine furniture, miniatures, pottery, clothing, musical instruments, hand-painted art, iron ornaments, weav- ings, brooms, baskets, florals, hex paint- ing, jewelry, leather, cut paper art known as “scherenschnitte,” Pennsylvania German calligraphic writing called “frac- tur,” and more.


Stoudt’s Brewing Company in


Adamstown is a regional microbrewery that produces more than 10,000 barrels a year and has distribution in 17 states. Despite its tremendous growth, the com- pany’s attention to detail on every batch of its handcrafted beer has remained the same. Weekend tours are available.


Greater Reading also is big on sports. Catch the Reading Phillies at one of the best minor league baseball stadiums in the country. Both the Reading Royals hockey and Reading Express football teams call The Sovereign Center home.


Lehigh Valley, PA www.discoverlehighvalley.com


What's New


Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem opens its luxurious new hotel adjacent to the casino in May 2011. Guests can enjoy the most exclusive amenities as well as table games, food and live entertainment. Reservations are being accepted.


60 May  June 2011


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