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Huckleberry Picking in Idaho

Taste Huckleberries in Season and in So Many Ways!

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Photo of huckleberry picking in Sandpoint, Idaho.

Photo of huckleberry picking in Sandpoint, Idaho.

Photo courtesy of Schweitzer Mountain Resort
The Pacific Northwest is well known for its huckleberries, and one of the best places to visit for a huckleberry picking, noshing and hiking is Sandpoint, Idaho, about 90 minutes from the Spokane airport.

Idaho's official state berries are ripe for the picking from late July into August, so grab some while hiking the Selkirk Mountains, or head to local restaurants to taste huckleberry pancakes, grilled salmon with huckleberry sauce, local green salad with locally made goat cheese and huckleberry vinaigrette, while leaving room, of course, for huckleberry pie -- perhaps at the Pie Hut in downtown Sandpoint, 505 Church Street. And don't miss sampling Huckleberry Cream Ale from Sandpoint's Laughing Dog Brewery. Schweitzer Mountain resort holds a Huckleberry Festival each year in early August.

Learn More:

  • The International Wild Huckleberry Association is an amazingly comprehensive resource for all things huckleberry.

  • Pick your own summer fruit: What to expect, what to wear and how to prevent children's tantrums when berry picking, and more.
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