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Old 07-19-2009, 07:31 PM
Location: Bend
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hi everyone

I'm visiting the Arcata/Blue Lake area right now (and for the next several weeks) and I'm wondering if you might know of any "hot-spots" for finding/picking blackberries (or other berries)?

I'm willing to travel to just about anywhere in Humboldt Co. - so feel free to suggest anywhere, even if it's a bit of a drive.

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Old 07-19-2009, 11:03 PM
Location: McKinleyville, California
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I live in McKinleyville just north of Arcata. I usually go to a park here called Hiller Park and head for the blackberry patches near the coast. But, I think it is still a little early for black berries here, you might have better luck getting early berries a little inland like say Blue Lake. Also in Hiller park are loads of huckleberries and I think they are just getting ripe.
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Old 07-20-2009, 06:58 AM
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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We haven't lived in the area for years but when we did we could pick berries for now until the first of Sept almost anywhere. In fact it got to the place I didn't even want to see another berry. I canned them, made jam and jellies and used them fresh. Here we are almost over the peek of the season, our berries are much smaller (more sun I have heard) and the deer seem to think berries are grown for them alone.

Good luck, have fun, that is probably one of the things I loved the most about Humbolt county.

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Old 08-26-2014, 02:56 AM
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Smile Blackberries NOW

There are blackberries Now on the road going down to Moonstone Beach. on the left side, just before the Merryman Building that people can rent for parties, weddings, etc. You can park and then walk back up. not far. on your Right when walking up the hill. Don't park on the road itself. Also, on the road just before the Blueberry U-Pick-It called Wolfsens in mckinelyville.

We are currently looking for Huckleberries. and a way to know for sure that's what they are. I looked up pictures on line, we picked two different twigs of berries that looked a lot alike, just different leaves, but still weren't sure what we had. We found a few among the blackberry bushes that we were foraging.
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