Lavender Fields in New York
When you think of lavender fields, I am sure you automatically think of France. Eager to find some lavender fields close to home, I learned about Lavender by the Bay right outside New York City!
I was even more shocked to learned they are located in East Marion, (Long Island) New York since I live in Long Island!
2020 Update: Due to Covid, Lavender By the Bay has changed operations to accommodate social distancing for both their East Marion and Calverton locations. Lavender by the Bay is now offering ticket entry only.
The time slots are around 1.5-hour time slots and are encouraging to bring masks. Find the ticket link at the bottom of this post!
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How To Get to the Lavender Fields
Visiting the lavender fields is the perfect day trip or weekend getaway from New York City! Lavender by the Bay now has two locations. Their new fields in Calverton and their original 17-acre farm all the way out on the North Fork of Long Island.
We visited their East Marion location which is about a 3-hour drive from Mid-town NYC. Having/renting a car would be the best way to get here, but if don’t have a car, you can take the Long Island Railroad (LIRR) to Greenport and take an Uber/Lyft or rent bikes. You can check out car rentals and hotels booking here!
When to Visit Lavender Fields in New York
Lavender by the Bay grows both English and French lavender. The French lavender is usually in full bloom during the first two weeks of July, however, the weather is always a huge factor each year.
The English lavender blooms in mid-June and mid- September. During the blooms, you can visit the farm 7 days a week from 9-5 and walk through the fields! (Times are subject to ticket purchases for now).
What to Expect When Visiting Lavender by the Bay
Being one of the largest lavender farms in the USA, you can imagine they get quite busy! We arrived around 11 am on a Sunday in 2019.
The farm was already hopping with people wandering through the fields. Upon exiting the car, we were instantly hit with the soothing smell of lavender!
Being a huge flower lover, the long rows of purple had me on cloud 9! As we made our way through the fields, we found tons of bees hard at work!
Remember, while you are encouraged to walk through the fields, be respectful of the plants and nature around them!
After taking photos to your heart’s content, take a seat in the many chairs placed all around the fields, and just soak in nature!
About Lavender by the Bay
Lavender by the Bay opened their family-owned and operated fields in 2002 located in East Marion, New York. They now have over 80,000 plants and sell their products all over local New York Green markets that support local farmers.
If you can’t visit one of their markets, you can also get their products online!
Address: 7540 Main Rd, East Marion, NY 11939
Explore the North Fork of Long Island, New York
While you might want to spend all day in the lavender fields, there is plenty of other activities to do in the North Fork of Long Island, New York! Be sure to hit some of these gems while you’re out in Long Island, New York!
Long Island Vineyards
Did you know New York had a Wine Country? Yep, located right in the North Fork of Long Island I may be biased since I live in Long Island, but we have an abundance of amazing vineyards!
We spent about an hour in the fields and then made our way over to Macari Vineyards! They have a beautiful property, a trendy Pizza truck and you can wander through the fields!
Learn more about the best Vineyards on Long Island here!
Address:150 Bergen Ave, Mattituck, NY 11952
New York U-Pick Farms
Depending on the season, the North Fork also has great U-Pick farms including apple, pumpkin, squash, berries and more!
You can also find a lot of organic farms along the road as well! Harbes Family Farm in Mattituck is one of the most popular farms among Long Islanders!
Address: 715 Sound Ave, Mattituck, NY 11952
Orient Beach State Park
You can also relax at the Orient Beach State Park! This 363-acre state park located in the Town of Southold includes lots of natural beauty, bird wildlife and picnic and playground areas.
Address: 40000 Main Rd, Orient, NY 11957
You are all for an epic day trip or weekend to the best lavender fields in New York! For more information about Lavender by the Bay or see their shop, click here. If you love flowers, you might also enjoy where to find Sunflower Fields in Long Island!
To get your tickets for your time slot with Lavender by the Bay, click here!
*This post was not sponsored by Lavender by the Bay or other locations listed above! This post was inspired by the amazing time I had during my visit!
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