As the previous reviewer stated, the Exeter Scenic River Trail certainly lives up to its name! The trail, which follows the north bank of the Schuylkill River in the suburbs east of Reading, passes through lush, shady forests, giving one the feel of being much further from civilization than they actually are. The tall trees form a canopy that keeps the trail cool in summer, the melodic sounds of birds can clearly be heard, and mammals like squirrels, chipmunks and the occasional deer rustle through the thicket and sometimes cross the trail. The only manmade sounds are the shifting of gears on bicycles, footsteps of hikers and, from time to time, boaters on the river and freight trains on the nearby Norfolk Southern rail line. The trail is lined with numerous benches, giving users the opportunity to stop and enjoy the serenity, relax or eat a snack. It also perfectly compliments the Schuylkill River/Thun Trail on the south bank, and together with that trail and the Neversink Trail, forms an enjoyable loop route for area hikers and cyclists.