Date Idea, Farms, Good for Groups, Kid Friendly
Sunflower season in New England usually starts in mid to late August and lasts only a couple of weeks. However, due to this year's heavy rain, most farms lost their first planting and are now expecting peak bloom in late September. Here are the most picturesque sunflower fields nearish to Boston to help you catch the bloom while it lasts 🌻📸
1) Colby Farm Sunflower Field (pictured)
Where: Newbury, MA | 35.7 miles from Downtown
Info: The originator of the New England sunflower experience, Colby Farm, is expecting their 2023 bloom in late September. The farm is a short walk/Lyft from the Newburyport commuter rail station.
Where: Concord, MA | 23.2 miles from Downtown
Info: The Verrill Farm's sunflower fields are slated to bloom in late September.
Where: Sharon, MA | 27.5 miles from Downtown
Info: The sunflowers are currently in full bloom at this family-run farm. More fields are expected to bloom through October.
Where: Ipswich, MA | 32.1 miles from Downtown
Info: This 5-acre sunflower field in Ipswich is expected to peak for Labor Day Weekend.
Where: Lakeville, MA | 41.9 miles from Downtown
Info: The Elliot Farm's sunflower field is free to enter. You can pick your own sunflowers for $2 per stem.
Where: Swansea, MA | 48.7 miles from Downtown
Info: Simcock Farm's sunflower maze will soon be open (expected late summer.)
Where: Lincoln, RI | 51.5 miles from Downtown
Info: Butterfly Farm's annual Sunflower Fest will happen during their peak sunflower blooms from 8/5 to 8/20 featuring local vendors, farm-fresh produce, and cut sunflowers ready for purchase.