5 Bountiful Pick-Your-Own Adventures


From our 2016 Maine Vacation Guide!

By Caroline Praderio

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Stop by Roaring Brook Nurseries for red and golden razzers, highbush blueberries, and strawberries. Then shop the fully stocked store and visit with friendly farm animals. Mid-June–August. 639 Gardiner Rd., Wales. 207-375-4884. roaringbrooknurseries.com


Berry Best Farm boasts some 100 peach trees and 2,500 blueberry bushes (plus terrific farm-made jams!). July–Labor Day. 33 Colburn Way, Lebanon. 207-457-1435. berrybestfarm.com


You can’t miss the entrance to 106-year-old McElwain’s Farm — it’s marked by a giant sculpture of a strawberry. Late June–July. 693 Sweden St., Caribou. 207-498-8276. mcelwainstrawberryfarm.com

Vegetables & Herbs

Pick some fresh veggies at Nezinscot Farm, then grab lunch at the farm café. Pick-your-own starts late June, but the farm is open year-round. 284 Turner Center Rd., Turner. 207-225-3231. nezinscotfarm.com

Wild Blueberries

Visit Beddington Ridge Farm to harvest the official state fruit with a hand-held rake and a little elbow grease. Late July–August. 1951 Rte. 193, Beddington. 207-638-2664. beddingtonridgefarm.com

Photograph by StinsonMathews

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