Martha’s guidebook

Martha

Martha’s guidebook

Food scene
Great job of renovating this old building. Good food beer and local ambiance.
1787 Brewing Company
43 South Fourth Street
Great job of renovating this old building. Good food beer and local ambiance.
Good food, full bar, great beer selection. Long time local favorite.
Westy Bar & Grill
279 W State St
Good food, full bar, great beer selection. Long time local favorite.
The space used to be an outdoor food market, converted into a cozy restaurant with good food. Downtown Reading, PA.
Judy's On Cherry
332 Cherry Street
The space used to be an outdoor food market, converted into a cozy restaurant with good food. Downtown Reading, PA.
Art
All local artists (including Jay Ressler and Martha Ressler). Receptions every second Friday. Includes a gift shop.
Art Plus Gallery
604 Penn Ave
All local artists (including Jay Ressler and Martha Ressler). Receptions every second Friday. Includes a gift shop.
One of the largest art centers in the country is just 30 minutes away in Reading. It includes 3+ exhibition galleries, artists studios, a movie theater, gift shop and bar/restaurant. Plus hot glass, warm glass, wood working, and ceramics studios. They offer extensive classes as well.
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GoggleWorks Center for the Arts
201 Washington Street
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One of the largest art centers in the country is just 30 minutes away in Reading. It includes 3+ exhibition galleries, artists studios, a movie theater, gift shop and bar/restaurant. Plus hot glass, warm glass, wood working, and ceramics studios. They offer extensive classes as well.
Very close to us, only 3 miles away in downtown Hamburg, Jay Ressler and myself have art on sale there, as well as many other local artists.
Art & Craft Gallery of Hamburg
335 State St
Very close to us, only 3 miles away in downtown Hamburg, Jay Ressler and myself have art on sale there, as well as many other local artists.
A ceramics studio and art exhibition space.
Clay On Main
313 Main St
A ceramics studio and art exhibition space.
Sports/ activities
One of our guests went snow tubing there. She reported having fun even though there was very little snow. People can ski and snow tube there. https://www.bcmountainresort.com. Parking is free and it is about 40 minutes from our place.
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Bear Creek Mountain Resort
101 Doe Mountain Lane
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One of our guests went snow tubing there. She reported having fun even though there was very little snow. People can ski and snow tube there. https://www.bcmountainresort.com. Parking is free and it is about 40 minutes from our place.
We are close to the AT. Nearest place to get off is Port Clinton, just down the road from our place. Our location is also convenient for section hikers.
Appalachian Trail
We are close to the AT. Nearest place to get off is Port Clinton, just down the road from our place. Our location is also convenient for section hikers.
Great for hiking and nature conservancy and education. A world famous sanctuary for raptors.
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Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
1700 Hawk Mountain Road
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Great for hiking and nature conservancy and education. A world famous sanctuary for raptors.
Good for hiking and birdwatching.
Blue Marsh Lake Visitor's Center
1268 Palisades Dr
Good for hiking and birdwatching.
section of continuous green trails from Pottstown to Philadelphia. But there's a section of the Schuylkill River trails right in Hamburg, called the Bartram trail. just three miles from our house.
Schuylkill River Greenways NHA
140 College Dr
section of continuous green trails from Pottstown to Philadelphia. But there's a section of the Schuylkill River trails right in Hamburg, called the Bartram trail. just three miles from our house.
Nott too far away, beautiful Forest trails and old mansion that is an education Center.
Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center
2910 New Holland Rd
Nott too far away, beautiful Forest trails and old mansion that is an education Center.
Sightseeing
Open Thanksgiving through Jan 1. Lights, lights, lights!
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Koziar's Christmas Village
782 Christmas Village Rd
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Open Thanksgiving through Jan 1. Lights, lights, lights!
Fantastic geology, 55 minute tour. Considered one of PA's greatest natural wonders.
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Crystal Cave
963 Crystal Cave Road
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Fantastic geology, 55 minute tour. Considered one of PA's greatest natural wonders.
A quirky landmark in Reading, PA. High up on Mt. Penn, it overlooks the city. Yes, it is a real pagoda!
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The Pagoda
98 Duryea Drive
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A quirky landmark in Reading, PA. High up on Mt. Penn, it overlooks the city. Yes, it is a real pagoda!
Neighborhoods
Adams and Bright, 306 State St. An independent drug store with an old fashioned soda fountain and a virtual museum of old prescriptions. Necessities, 21 S. Fourth St. A second-hand furniture and "stuff" store. It's huge. The owners, Mark and Melonie, are friendly and knowledgeable. I can always find something there! Lazy Dog, 335 State St. 60 vendors of repainted furniture and recycled and upcycled items. Ashley and Justin, the owners, are great. Do stop in! Hamburg Strand Theater, 6 S. Fourth St. The ancient movie projector in the lobby is hard to miss, but don't pass by the original sculpture by Julio Cesar Cepeda Duque, Cuban artist, also in the lobby. Cheap tickets and refreshments and first run movies. Owned by Our Town Foundation, and run by Bethany Sholl and Stephanie Adam. Hamburg Art and Craft Gallery, 320 State St. Already mentioned under "Art." 1787, 43 S. Fourth St. Mentioned under "Food" Muller Rare Coins and Jewelry, N. Fourth St. Very good deals, whether you are buying or selling. Our Town Foundation, 320 State St. Housed in the same building as the Hamburg Art and Craft Gallery. They are the town's engine of progress. Hamburg-er Festival. The Saturday of Labor Day weekend. Our town of 3000 turns into 30,000 hungry, fun-loving folks trying out the latest creative burger and enjoying the music. Hamburg Antique Center, 20 S. Fourth St. Grace Trabosh has it, can explain it, and is gracious about parting you with your money! I love to stop in. Four Twelve Coffee Shop, 12 S. Fourth St. Quick bites, and Coffee. Reading Railroad Heritage Museum, 500 S. 3rd St. Includes a small gift shop and walk-around rail yard. Local grocery stores: Weis, Redners, Aldi's and Walmart. Blue Mountain Herbals. Murals by Carrie Kingsbury. It took quite a battle for the Hamburg Area Art Alliance to get permission to install murals in Hamburg. But now we have 4 beauties. Can you find them all?
Hamburg
Adams and Bright, 306 State St. An independent drug store with an old fashioned soda fountain and a virtual museum of old prescriptions. Necessities, 21 S. Fourth St. A second-hand furniture and "stuff" store. It's huge. The owners, Mark and Melonie, are friendly and knowledgeable. I can always find something there! Lazy Dog, 335 State St. 60 vendors of repainted furniture and recycled and upcycled items. Ashley and Justin, the owners, are great. Do stop in! Hamburg Strand Theater, 6 S. Fourth St. The ancient movie projector in the lobby is hard to miss, but don't pass by the original sculpture by Julio Cesar Cepeda Duque, Cuban artist, also in the lobby. Cheap tickets and refreshments and first run movies. Owned by Our Town Foundation, and run by Bethany Sholl and Stephanie Adam. Hamburg Art and Craft Gallery, 320 State St. Already mentioned under "Art." 1787, 43 S. Fourth St. Mentioned under "Food" Muller Rare Coins and Jewelry, N. Fourth St. Very good deals, whether you are buying or selling. Our Town Foundation, 320 State St. Housed in the same building as the Hamburg Art and Craft Gallery. They are the town's engine of progress. Hamburg-er Festival. The Saturday of Labor Day weekend. Our town of 3000 turns into 30,000 hungry, fun-loving folks trying out the latest creative burger and enjoying the music. Hamburg Antique Center, 20 S. Fourth St. Grace Trabosh has it, can explain it, and is gracious about parting you with your money! I love to stop in. Four Twelve Coffee Shop, 12 S. Fourth St. Quick bites, and Coffee. Reading Railroad Heritage Museum, 500 S. 3rd St. Includes a small gift shop and walk-around rail yard. Local grocery stores: Weis, Redners, Aldi's and Walmart. Blue Mountain Herbals. Murals by Carrie Kingsbury. It took quite a battle for the Hamburg Area Art Alliance to get permission to install murals in Hamburg. But now we have 4 beauties. Can you find them all?