Wild Blue Berries in Acadia National Park
Starting in July through August, diverse and delectable species of wild Maine blueberries are ripening. Acadia National park, with its ledges and naturally acidic soils are prime places to see these wild plants.
Where to pick your own
If you are seeking the experience of Maine blueberry picking firsthand, local blueberry barrens offer the opportunity to pick your own blueberries, often for far less than you could purchase elsewhere.
Less than an hour’s drive from Acadia National Park, East Franklin and Franklin are the nearest coastal areas with working blueberry fields. Some fields over look Hog Bay and the salt water marsh. Blueberry fields are usually open for picking from late July to mid-September.
The barrens will be hot and sunny as blueberries can only be picked in dry weather.
Historically the berries were used by the Wabanaki tribes as a dye; so make sure you wear appropriate clothing to avoid staining.