On Your Own: Summer's Wistful Day

Best for: ALL AGES (including kids)
Season: Memorial Day-Fall Foliage season
Interests: gardening, photography, nature appreciation, local food, meals, animals
Total time: minimum 4 ½  hours, including lunch; add on another 30-60 minutes if picking blueberries (late July through August) or another 30-60 minutes if picking strawberries (June).  Note that if you’d like to spend more time, it’s easy to do at any one of these spots!
Driving time: all of these are within 5-10 minutes of each other

COST:  $35 for download of tour instructions and locations...which will be available soon!

This trip is really a great option for every age.  The pace is easily adjusted for those who like to linger–and those that need to move on quickly!  

We include four stops:
    *a charming, much-photographed village, complete with an old-time general store with its varied merchandise....

    *a garden center well known to all the locals to “always” have whatever you might look for (we once counted 10 different types of hydrangeas for sale) and extremely reliable plant advice; it also features water plants and a display water feature and small display gardens; kids love to explore the trees for sale and go through their greenhouses...

    *a farm stand/garden center combination featuring locally grown fruits and vegetables (in season)–including great baked goods made on-site and ice cream; they also have an extensive assortment of annuals, perrenials, bushes and small trees; in June to usually early July, you can also pick-your-own strawberries...  

    *and a speciality flower grower with outstanding display gardens; the flowers are hand-dug as you wait if you make a purchase; the kids (and adults) will love watching the antics of their friendly dogs and their chickens; from late July through August, there is an added bonus of pick-your-own blueberries.