New York Nature July 11, 2016
There’s A Little Slice Of Paradise Hiding Right In New York… And You’ll Want To Visit
The North Fork is one of the most magical areas you can visit on Long Island. Home to some of your favorite vineyards, this section of New York is also hiding an incredible paradise. A place that’s perfect for everyone, in the small town of East Marion you’ll discover something that you’ll absolutely want to see in person.
Way out on Long Island, you'll find the magical farm that is Lavender by the Bay.
One of the largest lavender farms in America, this family-run farm has been up and running for over 15 years!
How to get here: 7540 Main Road East Marion NY, 11939
Open June through September, the farm is currently open 7 days a week from 9AM to 5PM.
At the farm, you'll find the store which remains open daily until 5PM, while the fields close at 4:30PM. Inside the store you'll find lavender in all different forms and displayed beautifully.
Because the farm is located so far out on Long Island, the trip here is often paired up with other nearby attractions to form unforgettable day trips.
The North Fork is truly a magical place, one that you'll never forget if you make it out here. While there are
many things you can do out in this scenic area, we highly suggest stopping by Orient State Park! Not too farm from Lavender by the Bay, you'll find this undeniably gorgeous state park that has one of the most beautiful beaches you'll ever lay your eyes on. Beautiful water, picnic areas and swings by the ocean, you won't regret adding this to your day trip!
Instantly bringing a calm over you, you'll quickly appreciate the aroma of the fresh lavender.
Not to stress the whole "this place is amazing" thing too much but... I did see one Yelp reviewer use the words "Mother Nature's Xanax" when describing this paradise. Yes, it's that relaxing that a review like such is not out of the normal in the slightest. The endless rows of purple fields and smells of lavender will take you to another world.
Throughout the entire year there are about three periods during which you can see the farm in full bloom.
The first English Bloom generally happens in the middle of June or early July. The perk of English lavender? It usually blooms twice! If you come back to Lavender by the Bay during the late summer or early fall you'll be able to see the second full bloom. The main bloom that draws in visitors occurred just after 4th of July this year, with many rows left in bloom to visit for the season.
On the 17-acre property, you'll be able to see 20 varieties of lavender.
The variety of lavender and different shades of purple, filling rows and rows of this amazing farmland will be delightful to all those who visit to say the least. At the end of the summer, you can even take home some delicious honey, made from the beehives at Lavender by the Bay! So sit back in one of the many Adirondack chairs you'll find here, and enjoy being surrounded by beautiful rows of lavender!
Perfect for all ages, the farm is also pet friendly!
When the lavender is in bloom, there is a $5 dollar admission fee that goes towards maintaining the property. While this farm is a hidden gem to most, all locals are aware of the picturesque beauty that lies here, often drawing in a crowd. Our tip? Arrive here as early as possible! You won't regret it.
For further questions and information be sure to check out Lavender by the Bay's Facebook page,
Haven’t taken a visit here before? Check out the stunning footage from a beautiful day at Lavender by the Bay:
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