About the Farm
Blueberry Hill by the AT sits at an elevation of 2,000 feet and is surrounded by miles of forest. The farm's previous owners, Roy and Marilyn Wiley, bought the property in 1983. Roy was primarily interested in the grass airstrip, as he was an avid pilot who flew a restored Piper Clipper. While it is now decommissioned, you can still see the landing strip and blue aircraft hanger near the patches.
The property was already established as a blueberry farm before the Wileys built their airstrip. The Wileys planted many more bushes of assorted varieties over the next twenty years, as well as vegetable gardens and raspberry patches.
The acidic loam soil, ample rainfall, and mountain winds provided the perfect conditions for blueberry plants, and the Wileys opened up their patch to the public for pick-your-own. Today, these well-established bushes continue to produce remarkably tasty berries, all without the use of artificial pesticides or fertilizers.
As the new caretakers of Blueberry Hill, we look forward to stewarding the bushes and property that the Wileys passed on to us. We are expanding our patches to include red & black currants, gooseberries, elderberries & more.
Location & Directions
Blueberry Hill is a short drive from Pittsfield & on the edge of Massachusetts' largest state forest
Our driveway is on the left as you approach from Pittsfield, just past the Appalachian Trail signs and before the yellow house.
Outdoor recreation nearby
With the Appalachian Trail running beside our property, you can pair your visit to Blueberry Hill with a hike on America's most famous footpath.
The nearby AT trailhead also provides access to dirt roads that snake through October Mountain State Forest, which are popular with mountain bikers, cross country skiers, and people seeking access to the nearby reservoirs.
Uncertified Organic Berries
We don't spray our bushes with any synthetic pesticides or fertilizers, so our berries are great to eat straight off the bush.