A huckleberry over my persimmon.
July 19, 2010 6:34 PM Subscribe
Where can I pick huckleberries in New York State that is accessible by public transportation and hiking?
posted by jardinier to Science & Nature (2 answers total)
The NYT reports that in 1884
there were enough huckleberries in the state to make collecting them a profitable enterprise, but where are they today?
I grew up picking huckleberries in the mountains of Oregon, freezing them and making pancakes with them all winter and would like to do the same here in NY, so ideally they should be the sweet-tart variety that are desirable for eating without noticeably large seeds.
The above articles mention the Gunks and also Ulster, Orange, Sullivan, and Greene counties. I'm looking for locations accessible by a combination of public transportation and hiking from New York City. I'd prefer to take a train over a bus and don't mind hiking up to 10 miles round trip.