Berry Picking in LOW

Fresh pie, crumble, or just fresh picked; blueberries are a favorite past time for Lake of the Woods. Mid-late July through the middle of August are prime “hunting” weeks for visitors and locals looking for a great outdoor activity. Hiking though some of the most beautiful areas of the county bring you to secret spots even the locals haven’t found.

Zippel Bay State Park has miles of groomed trails for pickers to recreationaly walk and pick as they please without even leaving the beaten path. Blueberry Hill in Williams, well the name speaks for itself. This park is dedicated to the months of blueberries. Blueberry Hill State Forest is located 3.5 miles west of Williams on the south side of Highway 11. The site is one of the highest points of elevation in the county. This, along with the sandy soil of the site, makes it one of the first spots for the snow to melt in the spring. Blueberry plants are abundant in the Jack pine forest and they are free for the picking.  This spot gives a little more freedom and terrain to explore while picking buckets of berries. Miles of Beltrami State Forest and the Baudette School Forest are also available for pickers to explore. A couple farms are also available for pickers.

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