Strawberry Picking near Chicago: U-Pick Berry Farms for Chicago Area Families

Photo courtesy of the Thomson Strawberry Farm, Facebook
Photo courtesy of the Thomson Strawberry Farm, Facebook

When kids pick their own strawberries, those berries taste even better! As summer arrives in the Midwest, families can visit local farms near Chicago and do some strawberry picking starting in June, with blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and even gooseberries (if you know what to do with those!) in July and August. We found 14 farms within 90 minutes of Chicago where kids can get some fresh air and go strawberry picking as they enjoy a summer day trip near Chicago.

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Field Museum - 9:00 AM
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Millennium Park McCormick Tribune Ice Rink - various times
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