Strawberry-picking season may be coming to an end, but never fear: we've got the scoop on farms and orchards where you can pick other types of delicious berries all summer long—including blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries.
Here are a few of our favorite places to go berry picking in the lower Hudson Valley, whether you decide to go for the morning or to make an entire day of it. Either way, be sure to call ahead to make sure the farm has berries on hand.
Looking for even more outdoor fun? Check out our summer guide.
Bring the whole family to pick sweet, organic berries at Fishkill Farms in Hopewell Junction. Photo courtesy of the farm
Fishkill Farms – Hopewell Junction
If you’re hoping to pick organic berries, then head to this Hopewell Junction farm, where you’ll find certified organic blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries at different points in July and August. Plus, you can also pick veggies like summer squash, peppers, and tomatoes. Along with the picking fee, it’s $5 to visit the farm—though Tuesdays are free and there are also membership options available.
Grieg Farm – Red Hook
In July, you’ll find blueberries and in August its blueberries and blackberries. What else will you find? Goats for feeding, a market stocked with goods from the Hudson Valley Farmer’s Market, and, on Saturdays, the Farmer’s Market itself, which runs from 10am to 3pm.
Mead Orchards – Tivoli
If you’re looking for a weekend activity, check out Mead Orchards, where in July and August you’ll likely find blueberries ripe for picking. The farm is open from 10am to 6pm, and while you're there, be sure to check out the Farm Stand to stock up on tasty seasonal favorites.
Rose Hill Farm – Red Hook
Calling all blueberry lovers: There are five different varieties of the fruit available for picking at Rose Hill Farm in Red Hook. Open from Thursday to Sunday (as well as the 4th of July), the farm—which has been around since 1798!—also has peaches, plums, and cherries available at different points in the summer.
Blueberry bushes are just the right height for little ones. Photo by elizaraxi/CC BY 2.0
Ochs Orchard – Warwick
Spend a sunny day picking raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries at this Warwick farm, which is open from Wednesday to Sunday. Take in the amazing views, and let the kids check out the petting zoo. Little ones (and, let’s be honest, adults too) will also love the homemade ice cream.
Lawrence Farms Orchards – Newburgh
There’s lots to pick at this Newburgh farm, including peaches, plums, pears, and raspberries, which are usually available in August. The farm is open every day, and it’s $3 to visit (kids under 2 are free). There’s a concession stand with kid-favorites like hot dogs and fries, or you can pack a picnic from home. Also cool? There’s a “Little Village” kids can play in.
Pick farm-fresh berries and see the world's largest garden gnome at Kelder's Farm. Photo courtesy of the farm
Kelder’s Farm – Kerhonkson
There’s so much to do for kids at this farm, from mini-golf to a petting farm to a playground—and that’s in addition to the actual fun of picking fresh blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries. You'll also find a wide variety of veggies and flowers. Fun fact: Kelder's is home to the world's largest garden gnome, so be sure to check it out (you literally can't miss it)!
Jenkins-Lueken Orchards – New Paltz
This New Paltz farm offers blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries to pick throughout the summer, depending on the berry. Both pints and quarts are available, and cost $4 and $8, respectively. Once you’re done with the picking, head to the farm stand to stock up on even more fruit, as well as veggies, pies, and more.
The Chatham Berry Farm – Chatham
You’ll find lots of different berries at this farm—it has berry right in the name, after all—including blackberries, blueberries, and four types of raspberries, all grown without pesticides. The farm is open every day from 8am to 6pm. Along with the farm store, you can head to the Garden Center to pick up fresh herbs, plants, and more.