The sweet aromas, vibrant fruit, and lush greenery whisk couples away into the heart of a modern-day love story. Many long-standing farms in the Poconos Mountains offer “U-pick berries” for those with a keen eye for ripe fruit, whether that’s sugary blueberries, subtly-tart raspberries, or juicy strawberries. Berry picking is an art form for some and a leisurely (and playful) mid-day activity for others. Luckily for you and your sweetheart, Cove Haven Resort is a scenic, 14-mile drive away from the yummiest U-pick berries near Manhattan.
The Coutts family owns 42 acres of awe-inspiring, undeniably serene farmland a few miles east of Lake Wallenpaupack. Nine varieties of blueberries thrive amid tall trees, quiet ponds, and rolling hills. Repeat visitors admire the dense forestry, ancient farm equipment, and picturesque covered bridge. Oh, and the blueberries are delectably divine. While strolling through the Coutts’ three distinct blueberry fields with your partner, feel free to snap photos, share a smooch, and, of course, taste-test some of the most flavorsome U-pick berries in Pennsylvania.
The General Store: All Things Blueberry
The on-site general store is stocked to the brim with various goodies that are all blueberry “flavored,” such as syrups, jams, jellies, and, heck, even blueberry soap. And, wouldn’t you know it, the multi-talented Coutts family also crafts their own ice cream. As you might expect, the “blueberry cheesecake” ice cream is a revelation. Meanwhile, the bakery features nearly a dozen different types of baked goods, including some of the tastiest scones, muffins, and pies in the state.
Other Nearby U-Pick Berries
For those staying at Pocono Palace Resort or Paradise Stream Resort, Spring Mountain Farms and Heckman Orchards both offer U-pick berries. Heckman’s strawberry harvest will return in 2021. Spring Mountain, meanwhile, is the only U-pick berry farm in the area to grow currants, blackberries, and kiwi berries.
The Most Romantic Places in Pennsylvania
The time to book a long-awaited romantic getaway to the “Honeymoon Capital of the World” is right now before droves of curious New York City residents rediscover the seductive powers of Cove Haven Resort. Berry picking season often aligns with late summer’s golden radiance. Thus, Cove Haven’s guests can combine a couple of hours of berry picking with a half-day of tennis, swimming, fishing, and even indoor ice skating. To learn more about our three all-inclusive resorts in Pennsylvania, please visit us online at CovePoconoResorts.com. We cannot wait to greet all of your smiling faces this summer and fall!