After years of intending to do so, I finally got out to Blueberry Hill (5121 Bellevue Road, Haughton), a friendly little berry farm located just a few miles east of Bossier City, for their pick-your-own blueberries and blackberries. If you’re looking for a laid-back way to spend a morning outdoors, I highly recommend this charming spot.
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My group of four spent a fun hour picking berries on a recent Saturday morning. We wound up leaving with several gallons of blueberries for around $20 total (the 2019 price is $1.75/pound). If you’ve ever purchased blueberries at a major grocery chain like Target or Wal-Mart, you don’t need me to tell you that’s a fraction of the retail price.
The place itself is welcoming, well-kept and easy to find. The paths that run between long rows of berry bushes are broad and clear, though maybe a little uneven for folks who have trouble walking. There are 30 or more rows of berry bushes, all of which typically bear fruit throughout the month of June and the first week or two of July. Buckets are provided, as well as plastic bucket liners that you’ll want to use if you’re picking blackberries. The check-out counter doubles as a concessions stand with ice-cold beverages. Cash, check and credit card were all accepted on the day of our visit.
Tucked away down a long, winding road in Haughton, Blueberry Hill is easy to miss. But, especially if you enjoy relaxing outdoor activities – or if you’re just crazy about blueberries and blackberries – you don’t want to miss this place. It is a genuine hidden gem that I can’t wait to visit again.
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