Monday, July 7, 2014

Foraging for blueberries

We went hiking at Anthony’s Nose yesterday.  It was such a beautiful day for a hike. 

About five years ago, we hiked there in early July, and in addition to the gorgeous view on top, we were met with an abundance of ripe low bush wild blueberries (Vaccinium angustifolium).   We haven't managed to replicate the timing for blueberry foraging since then.

Yesterday, most of the blueberries at Anthony’s Nose were not yet ripe.

Low bush blueberries (Vaccinium angustifolium) at Anthony's Nose,  not yet ripe

But we did find a few that were delicious.

Blueberries (Vaccinium angustifolium), Anthony's Nose

Another thing I love about hiking Anthony’s Nose is getting to hike on the Appalachian Trail.  Yesterday we met a young woman who had started hiking in Georgia on February 14th and was headed for Maine.  Hiking the entire Appalachian Trail is definitely on my long-term to do list -not in the cards for now, but hey, you never know.

For detailed information about hiking Anthony's Nose, check out Hike the Hudson Valley's post on Anthony's Nose.

(This post was shared on Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Party Hop.)


  1. Hi Lisa,
    Hiking is one of life's great joys! I love it when I have a chance to get away from the city and go hiking! What a delight it is find and eat wild edibles! Thank you for sharing your wonderful story and photos with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop! I appreciate it!

    1. Deborah - I hope you get to do a lot of hiking this summer! Between the berries in the summer and the edible weeds in the spring, there's often something edible along the trail.


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