The Best Places for Summer Blueberry Picking

Healthy and delicious, blueberries are your best bet when it comes to a satisfying summertime snack. Picking up some at the grocery store is fine but picking them yourself straight from the source is so much more fun. Here are six places across the country where blueberry picking is at its peak.

Litchfield Hills Blueberry Farm – Plymouth, CT

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East Coasters can head over to Plymouth, CT and pick fresh blueberries by the pint at Litchfield Hills Blueberry Farm. The family owned and operated farm is beautiful, the fruit is delicious, and a warm day spent in the great outdoors will be a delight. After picking from the 12,000 Highbush blueberry bushes with 10 varieties of blueberries set out on 30 majestic acres, you can enjoy a picnic under the pavilion.

23 Schrowback Rd. Plymouth, CT 06782

Lewin Farms – Calverton, NY

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Late June to Mid-August is prime blueberry picking time at Lewin Farms, so take a trip to Calverton, NY and stock up on the best blueberries of the season at Lewin Farms. This fourth-generation farm is the first pick-your-own farm on Long Island, offering a wide array of fruits and veggies that are fresh and ripe seasonally. The 110-acre farm is spectacular, offering fun for the whole family. Pick blueberries now, and come fall, "be sure to check out Lewin's corn maze, featuring a new design over five acres every year," as per Time Out New York.

812 Sound Ave. Calverton, NY

Blueberry Patch – Sawyer, MI

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Located near Warren Dunes State Park, Sawyer's Blueberry Patch is a Michigan must-do when blueberry season is in full swing. Celebrating an impressive 40 years in operation, the family owned business is a local favorite for folks who love picking their own fruit. Along with their delicious fresh blueberries, Pure Michigan suggests picking up some other blueberry-based items available like blueberry blossom honey, soap, preserves, and more.

7015 Blackwell Dr. Sawyer, MI 49125

Blue Vista Farm – Bayfield, WI

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Wisconsin may be known for its cheese, but come blueberry season, Blue Vista Farm is the place to be for sweet blueberries you can pick yourself. The owners say, "Our goal at Blue Vista Farm is to provide sustainably grown, high quality fruits and flowers, and a wholesome, beautiful setting for people to enjoy." Travel Wisconsin shares, "Besides its plethora of raspberry and blueberry varieties, this eco-friendly northwestern Wisconsin farm also boasts a charming store. Gorgeous flower gardens attract hummingbirds and butterflies." Sounds like a dream come true!

34045 County Road J, Bayfield, WI 54814

DiMeo Farms – Hammonton, NJ

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Heirloom blueberries are what DiMeo Farms boasts come summer's blueberry picking season. The pine barrens in the vicinity provide a breathtaking backdrop as you pick their non-GMO sweet fruit by the pint. The farm raves they've got the best tasting blueberries in Jersey, so you'll have to pay them a visit to find out if they're on to something. You can even buy your own blueberry bush at DiMeo and grow your own at home!

3101 Nesco Rd. Hammonton, NJ 08037

Beck Brothers Blueberries – Windermere, FL

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Head south for sweetness and pick from the blueberry patches at Beck Brothers Blueberries. Plump and perfect, these Florida berries are ripe and ready to eat, picked by the pint or even bigger with a blueberry bucket (6 lbs.). When you're in the area, be sure to stop by this family-friendly farm which is about a half-hour from Orlando. Don't miss out on the juicy citrus offerings at Beck Brothers while you're there.

12500 Overstreet Rd. Windermere, FL 34786

Blueberry fields forever!

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Finally, we are done with 2020! Between all the highs and lows, it felt like 5 years packed into one, so I'm excited to start fresh in 2021. I'm taking my New Year's resolutions to the next level: cook more, read more, and get back to things I truly love like arts & crafts and morning runs (okay, most likely walks).

Honestly, I could go on forever about the new year, new me thing but actually getting started is my biggest hurdle. I realized that my motivation comes from my mood which directly relates to my environment … and for the past year, my house has been my habitat. So, it's not looking too great after all the wear and tear. The dirt and the mess have accumulated right under my nose.

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Handy allows you to book local professional cleaners and sign up for monthly, bi-weekly, or weekly plans. Plus, you can schedule appointments at a time that works for you with availability 7 days a week from 7am-11pm. So to get me in the right headspace to tackle my goals, I'm going to be signing up for Handy. I'm looking forward to letting the experts take over.

Although having people in your home may sound a bit strange right now, Handy has rolled out the Handy Safety Standard to help promote the health and safety of the customers and professionals who use their platform. Some of these measures include requiring Pros to wear face coverings during bookings and mandatory daily in-app check-ups to verify they are in good health before claiming a booking. They even have a section on their site dedicated to keeping customers and professionals updated on the latest CDC health and safety guidance.

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Given the nature of the pandemic, it can be tough to find the best ways to spend the usual festivities that New Year's Eve brings.

Luckily, if you're comfortable enough to step outside for the occasion, there are great places still open and worth visiting. Although you should always keep COVID-19 safety precautions in mind, here are three of the most stunning places to spend Near Year's Eve in the U.S.

New York City (New York)

No guide to stunning places to spend New Year's Eve in the U.S. would be complete without the presence of New York City, New York. The Times Square ball drop is a must-see annual event, though this year it will be a bit different due to the pandemic. Thankfully, the city will still be throwing an event for all to enjoy that will keep social distancing in mind and focus on bringing people together virtually.

While there might be live events for some to enjoy, none have been officially announced just yet. Even if you're enjoying the festivities virtually, there are few better places to spend this special occasion than at the tip of the NYC skyline.

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Lake Travis (Texas)

Lake Travis is a brilliant body of water in Texas that provides a versatile collection of ways to enjoy its beauty. If you'd prefer to keep your party secluded due to the pandemic, you can enjoy the evening on a boat in the waters of this lake, which is home to the famous "Devil's Cove" party destination.

If you're comfortable spending the evening in a venue that practices COVID-19 safety precautions, consider relaxing on one of the three decks on display at The Oasis. Even if you don't stick around to ring in the New Year, viewing the sunset from The Oasis is an incredible experience in itself.

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Cape Cod (Massachusetts)

If you're looking for a quainter way to ring in the new year, consider visiting Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Aside from the cool weather and stunning scenery, when spending New Year's Eve in Cape Cod you can visit places such as the Belfry Inn & Bistro. This lovely location has a focus on good dining, stylish and comfortable living, and COVID-19 safety, all of which they put on display via their website.

If you'd prefer not to spend too much time in a restaurant or bar, you can indulge in the incredible appearance of areas like Martha's Vineyard or Nantucket. Simply wandering around the area and taking in the scenery before enjoying an intimate evening inside makes for an unforgettable adventure.

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Due to the ever-changing nature of certain venues during the pandemic, be sure to regularly check-up on any venues you wish to visit. That way, you can remain in the loop on their availability, activities, and safety precautions upon arrival.