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Blandon, PA 19510

June 8, 2015

Summer Events Happening Near You

Blandon PA events

Are you new to the area or need a mini “stay-cation”? Summer is right around the corner so to celebrate we wanted to let you know about some fun events that are happening in your area. It’s a great way to learn the area and be involved in your community. Let’s come together to welcome in the summer!

Lake Ontelaunee is a 1,082-acre (4.38 km2) reservoir in Berks County, Pennsylvania owned by the City of Reading. The lake was created in 1926 by the damming of Maiden Creek to extend and improve the water supply to the city. A large dedication ceremony was held in 1929.[1] In addition, the lake provides a venue for hunters, fishermen, and hikers. The lake supports a large and varied fish population including panfish, largemouth bass, common carp, bullhead catfish, channel catfish, alewife, white perch, muskellunge, and others. No boats are allowed on this lake and there is also no swimming allowed.


Blue Marsh Lake is the largest lake in Berks County, making Lake Ontelaunee the second-largest lake. Blue Marsh is also an artificial reservoir.


Stoudts Brewery is a microbrewery and restaurant located in the Lancaster County borough of Adamstown. It was one of the commonwealth’s first microbreweries, having been started in 1987 by Ed and Carol Stoudt. The restaurant, Black Angus Steakhouse, has been in business for half-a-century.


Beers regularly available at Stoudt’s Brewery include a pils, a Munich-style pale lager, an American pale ale, and “Scarlet Lady Ale”, an English-style ale. Heavier offerings include “Triple”, a Belgian-abbey style ale, an American-style double IPA, and Fat Dog Stout, a British-style stout. Stoudt’s also offers seasonal beers.


Crystal Cave

is a cave near Kutztown in Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States, the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country. It was found by William Merkel and John Gehret. Greenwich Township farmer Samuel D. F. Kohler bought 47 acres (190,000 m2) of land, including the cave, for $5,000 in 1872. The next year he began charging 25 cents admission. The cave was used, at one time, for crop storage and dances were held in the largest room.


Some rock formations in Crystal Cave are a half-million years old. The lowest point, Devil’s den, is 155 feet (47 m) below the Earth’s surface and in it live thirty to forty North American brown bats. The highest point in the cave is 65 feet (20 m) below the Earth’s surface, in an area that is called “Lookout Point”, for it gives a view of two-thirds of the cave. The cave remains at 52 °F (11 °C), 54 °F (12 °C), and 56 °F (13 °C) in different areas all year round. From the main entrance of the cave to the back of the cave, it measures 500 feet (150 m) long. One rock formation is called “The Upside-down Ice Cream Cone”, for the different-colored calcite deposits that look like vanilla ice cream and chocolate ice cream, along with moss and plant life that looks like mint ice cream. Also, there is an enormous drop rock that separates a room in two creating a natural bridge