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Goose Run Park open for hunting; hikers use caution.

October 18, 2010

The Penn State Study does not mention Goose Run Park, an 82-acre property owned by Douglass Township. We learned of the park via the Township’s website and a phone call to the Township, but we did not visit the park, which has fairly new hiking trails.

Goose Run Park is open for hunting September through January. Hiking is still allowed in Goose Run during hunting season, and hikers and hunters alike should use caution.The Township website gives plenty of information about the dates of hunting season and the requirements for hunters. Permits are required. The use of rifles is strictly prohibited. Hunting is limited to residents of Douglass Township and one guest. Warnings and recommendations for hikers are posted at the park entrances on Goose Run Road and Levengood Road.

This is a good time to mention that all hikers enjoying Pennsylvania parks should make themselves aware of the hunting rules for any property, should dress accordingly, should stay on clearly-marked trails, and should use their own best judgment about when/whether to hike on any given day or at certain hours.

GOOSE RUN PARK (DOUGLASS TOWNSHIP, BERKS COUNTY)

*We did not visit Goose Run, which was not in the Penn State Study. Information obtained from Township website & Township manager’s office.*

Location: There are two entrances: At the end of Goose Run Road and at approximately 1600 Levengood Road, Boyertown, PA 19512
Size: 82 acres
Suitability: Hunters who are Township residents; adult hikers and children & teens with adult supervision.
Facilities: Wooded trails
Activities and tips: Hunting is allowed for Township residents only. Contact the Township for rules and permit. Hikers should use caution during hunting season which is Sept. 18, 2010 through January 29, 2011.
Hours: Dawn until dusk.
Contact:

Douglass Township Municipal Building
1068 Douglass Drive
Boyertown, PA. 19512
Office:  610-367-8500     Fax: 610-367-0360
Office Hours: Monday through Friday – 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Douglass Township Parks & Recreation webpage
For park pavilion rentals, see here

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