Three Sunflower Fields You Can Frolic in Right Now
The blooming period of sunflowers is a tricky thing. It can bounce between late summer and early fall depending on location, care, and variety. Plus, sunflower fields look drastically different from week to week after the golden blossoms stop growing.
With all of that uncertainty, how can an Instagrammer know when to head out to the fields? We’ve got you covered on this one—here are three mini road trips to take to sunflower fields in New England.
Tangerini’s Spring Street Farm— Millis, Massachusetts
The field at Tangerini’s was at its peak a few days ago, and almost half of the field is getting droopy. However, that doesn’t mean it’s not worth the trip. A clerk mentioned that some flowers are indeed dying, but the curtains won’t close on the sunflower show for another week. To be sure, give the farm a call before heading out the door.
139 Spring Street, Millis, Mass., tangerinisfarm.com.
Lyman Orchards — Middlefield, Connecticut
Lyman Orchards isn’t exactly a hop, skip, and a jump from the city, but the drive out to Connecticut is well worth it for these blooms. The Lyman sunflower field is not a field per se—it’s a sunflower maze. Until August 28, the orchard will offer two miles of twists and turns among more than 350,000 blooming red and yellow sunflowers. For admission information, see lymanorchards.com.
32 Reeds Gap Road, Middlefield, Conn., lymanorchards.com.
Coppal House Farm — Lee, New Hampshire
About 25 minutes outside of Portsmouth lies Coppal House Farm, a 78-acre family farm with enough sunflowers to create a whole festival for. Thankfully, Coppal’s sunflowers are almost at their ideal viewing stage. From August 13 though 21, their five-acre field is open to the public during the optimal blooming period. Because of Mother Nature, dates are subject to change. Call Coppal or see their Facebook page before heading north.
118 North River Road, Lee, New Hampshire, nhcornmaze.com.
If you can’t squeeze in a road trip this week, the sunflowers at Newbury’s legendary Colby Farm will bloom starting in September. Or consider stopping by Buttonwood Farms next year—the famed field wound down its sunflower season on July 31, but will be back in full force for summer 2017.
Know of a great field to frolic? Let us know in the comments.