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The best blueberry picking in NYC

Go blueberry picking with the little ones to make sweet moments that'll last a lifetime

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Snackers rejoice! It's a great time for blueberry picking, and we know all the best spots or the best blueberry picking NY, blueberry picking NJ and blueberry picking CT have to offer. Just check out our list of all the best stuff (by state)—you should be ready to plan some amazing day trips from NYC any minute! If you haven't eaten them all on the ride back (which you might...), they're also a great addition to our favorite family dinner ideas (for dessert, obviously). 

Oh, and if you're planning on keeping things sweet all day long, be sure to stop by one of our favorite ice cream shops or check out our fun popsicle recipes!

Blueberry picking NY

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Kelder's Farm & U-Pick

Kelder's Farm & U-Pick

Travel time: 2hrs 45min by car

A newer addition to Kelder's Farm, blueberries are available in the summer months (alongside other favorites like strawberries, backberries and raspberries). For blueberries specifically, your best time to visit will be July through September. Apples, grapes and pumpkins are also available in the fall! Last, Kelder's offers a petting farm, mini golf and the world's third largest garden gnome. 5755 Rt. 209, Kerhonkson, NY (845-626-7137, kelderfarm.com). Daily 10am–6pm. Pay per carton/lb.

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Fishkill Farms

Fishkill Farms

Fishkill Farms offers everything your belly desires—and if you're in for blueberries, visit in July. In June, they also offer strawberries, and later in the season you'll find peaches, nectarines, apples and pumpkins. In the fall, be sure to visit for Harvest Festival weekends—you'll find live music, hayrides and great homemade donuts, cider and snacks. 9 Fishkill Farm Rd, Hopewell Junction, NY (845-897-4377, fishkillfarms.com). 

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Lewin Farms

Lewin Farms

Travel time: 2hrs 30min by car

This gorgeous 110-acre pick your own berry farm offers ripe strawberries in June, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries June through August, plus peaches, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, apples, pumpkins, gourds, squash and even Christmas trees, depending on the month you visit. In fall, be sure to check out Lewin’s corn maze, featuring a new design over five acres every year. 812 Sound Ave, Wading River, NY (631-929-4327, lewinfarm.com). Wed–Mon 9–5pm. Pay per carton/lb.

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Ochs Orchard

Ochs Orchard

Travel time: 1hr 45min by car

Come June, this sweet farm is packed with juicy blueberries just waiting to be picked! And that’s not all—there’s a small petting zoo where kids can meet cute animals (mini goats, donkeys and ducks) and it’s also an amazing place to see some gorgeous valley views! Pack a picnic and make a day of the adventure (but don’t be surprised if you’ve eaten all your berries by the time it’s through). 4 Ochs Lane, Warwick, NY (845-986-1591, orchorchard.net). Open 9am–5pm June–October. Pay per carton/lb.

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Greig Farm

Greig Farm

Travel time: 2hrs 45min by car

Greig Farm is a true veteran when it comes to PYO. It’s been in the business for more than 60 years, planting only the best varieties for visitors to taste! Pick sweet blueberries to your heart's desire through August, and don't forget to grab some raspberries and blackberries through August as well. As an added bonus for the kids, the Farm has adorable teeny tiny pygmy goats to visit behind GiGi Market (227 Pitcher Ln). 223 Pitcher Ln, Red Hook, NY (845-758-1234, greigfarm.com). Daily 8am–8pm. Pay per carton/lb.

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Thompson-Finch Farm

Thompson-Finch Farm

Travel time: 2hrs 45min by car

July and August are the best times to visit Thompson-Finch Farm for plump blueberries (they also offer strawberries the second week in June through the second week in July). This five generation family-owned farm is worth a visit not only for its delicious berries, but for its sprawling views and dedication to eco-friendliness. They even have a biodeisel-fueled tractor that uses waste oils from several nearby restaurants and a school. Pretty awesome. 750 Wiltsie Bridge Rd, Ancram, NY (518-329-7578, thompsonfinch.com). Daily 8am–5pm. 

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Patty's Berries and Bunches

Patty's Berries and Bunches

Travel time: 2hrs 40min by car

You'll find delicious blueberries in July and blackberries in August here at Patty's Berries and Bunches. June is also prime-time for strawberry pickers, so check out this mom & pop spot for berry-filled baskets! You can pick your own in the blueberry patch or grab some of Patty’s pre-picked berries sold at the stand if you don’t have time to pick as much as you’d like. As an added treat before you leave, hit up the Ice Cream Patch for ice cream flavors made with their very own crops! 410 Sound Ave, Mattituck, NY (631-298-4679, pattysberriesandbunches.com). Daily 9am–6pm. 

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Mead Orchards

Mead Orchards

Travel time: 2hrs 50min by car

With 180 acres of fruit and vegetable farm to explore, Mead Orchards is definitely worth the trip. From June through November, fruits and berries are available for pick-your-own on weekends. Blueberries will be available for U-Pick from late June through the middle of August, followed by apples and pumpkins in the fall. 17 Scism Rd, Tivoli, NY (845-756-5641, meadorchards.com). Pay per carton/lb.

Blueberry picking NJ

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Alstede Farms

Alstede Farms

Travel time: 1hr 33min by car

Alstede Farms has a great selection of pick your own blueberries! Little ones will love exploring the rows to find the prettiest picks while live music plays (weekends only). There’s also a moon bounce, corn kingdom, wagon train ride and even pony rides for the little ones. Other summer produce offerings include green and pink gooseberries, strawberries, currants, red and black raspberries and cut-your-own flowers. 1 Alstede Farms Ln, Chester, NJ (908-879-7189, alstedefarms.com). See website for pricing information.

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Terhune Orchards

Terhune Orchards

Travel time: 2hrs 30min

This 225-acre farm has plenty for you and the kids to enjoy!  Pick your own blueberries, strawberries and cherries are available, and come July, you’ll find juicy blackberries, too! After you’re done picking, check out the farm’s sheep, goats, horse, ducks and chickens, then try out pedal tractors and stationary tractors nearby. 330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton, NJ (609-924-2310, terhuneorchards.com). Daily 9am–5pm. Pay per carton/lb.

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Johnson's Corner Farm

Johnson's Corner Farm

Travel time: 2hrs by car

From June through July (check website for details), blueberries are available to PYO customers. The farm also offers sweet corn and peaches depending on the season. Hayride and Barnyard access are available for a small fee, but on Wednesdays and Fridays 5–7pm, hayrides are free. 133 Church Rd, Medford, NJ (609-654-8643, johnsonsfarm.com). Mon–Fri 10am–1pm, Sat–Sun 10am–4pm. 

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Blueberry picking CT

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Silverman's Farm

Silverman's Farm

Travel time: 2hrs by car

There's plenty to see at Silverman's Farm in Easton! U Pick raspberries are available in late June, peaches in mid July and blueberries/apples in August. In fall, you'll find pumpkins and tractor rides, and in winter, enjoy freshly cut Christmas trees, wreaths and more. Year-round, kids can also see, pet or feed animals like llamas, alpacas, sheep, goats and exotic birds at Silverman's Animal Farm for a small fee. 451 Sport Hill Rd, Easton, CT (203-261-3306, silvermansfarm.com). Call ahead for picking times. Pay per carton/lb.

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March Farm

March Farm

Travel time: 2hrs 45min by car

This CT staple offers plenty of fruit for the picking! Located in the rolling hills of Litchfield County, March Farm offers a farmer’s market and bakery with delicious baked goods and preserves, plus blueberries and strawberries in the summer. When you’re done picking your loot, head over to the Hayloft Playscape, where you’ll find a mini hayloft, mini schoolhouses, slides, swings and more for the kiddos to climb on. 160 Munger Ln, Bethlehem, CT (203-266-7721,marchfarm.com). Daily 10am–6pm. $3 per pint or $5 per quart. 

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Maple Bank Farm

Maple Bank Farm

Travel time: 2hrs 30min by car

Available in July and early August, Maple Bank Farm offers deicious blueberries on impressively huge blueberry bushes. You'll also find delicious tomatoes and Zinnias in summer, apples, pumpkins, gourds and squash in fall and handmade wreaths available at the farmstand in winter. Cute metal pails are offered on loan for berry collecting, but you're welcome to bring your own baskets as well. 53 Church St, Roxbury, CT (860-354-7038, maplebankfarm.com). PYO Wed–Sun 8am–5pm. Pay per carton/lb.

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Evergreen Berry Farm

Evergreen Berry Farm

Travel time: 2hrs 45min by car

Located in the Litchfield Hills on 29 acres of field, forest and ponds, Evergreen Berry Farm boasts tasty berries ripe for the picking. This year, blueberries are its primary PYO crop—expect black raspberries, red raspberries and blackberries in 2016. 435 Bassett Rd, Watertown, CT (860-274-0825, evergreenberryfarm.com). 

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Jones Family Farms

Jones Family Farms

Travel time: 2hrs 15min by car

Take a trip to Jones Family Farms for some delicious berries this season. It offers blueberries and strawberries during the summer months, and you even get a ride on the Berry Ferry when you're headed out to the fields. The farm also has pumpkin picking and Christmas trees, depending on the time of your visit. As an added bonus, there’s also an on-site winery should you want to do some sampling! 606 Walnut Tree Hill Rd, Shelton, CT (203-929-8425, jonesfamilyfarms.com).

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