WELCOME TO OUR
ABOUT OUR ORGANIZATION AND MONOCACY HILL RECREATION AREA, AMITY TOWNSHIP, BERKS COUNTY, PA.
Monocacy Hill Recreation Area is a 428 acre forest located
in Amity Township , Douglassville, PA. This recreation area was purchased by Amity Township in 1967 for
open space and recreation purposes. It features about 6 miles of forest trails and is open year round from
dawn to dusk for a variety of activities. Park rules and trail maps are available at the park entrance on Geiger Road.
Click on the picture below to view a short video montage of Monocacy
Hill by Daniel Marmontello -- and don't forget to view in "full screen"!
|MONOCACY HILL - Video by Daniel Marmontello
|Click on the Photo for a Video Highlighting Monocacy Hill
Monocacy Hill is a valuable
natural resource in this area, providing habitat for wild animals and plants, watershed protection and various kinds
of outdoor recreation for the people of this region. With development increasing all around us, Monocacy Hill is one of the
few natural open spaces remaining in the area. MHCA assists Amity Township year round in maintaining the trails and
facilities. The work that we do allows area residents to enjoy this beautiful recreation area.
It's Hunting Season -- Safety First!
Just a quick reminder about the upcoming hunting season. Autumn is the time when hunters take to the woods
and Monocacy Hill is open for all hunting seasons. We like to remind people to be cautious when visiting Monocacy Hill.
We urge visitors to wear flourescent orange when hiking in the park and don't forget an orange vest for your dog!
Archery is the first season this autumn and begins on September 19th. There are many different dates designated
for various game species - small game, turkey and deer. Hunting season continues all winter ending in late February.
If you want to know specific dates you can go to the PA Game Commission website, www.pgc.state.pa.us - and check out all the game regulations. The seasons and dates are also posted at all the entrances to the park.
Remember that there is no hunting on Sundays. BE SAFE - BE SEEN!