On June 21, 2014, False Cape State Park and the first part of the day will be spent hiking the trails collecting wild blueberries and learning to tell the difference between edible berries and non-edibles in the coastal forest.
Wild foods enthusiast, Vickie Shufer, is a renowned expert in foraging and wild food identification.
After collecting blueberries, participants will break for lunch (bring your own) at the park's Environmental Education Center on Back Bayand then participate in a cooking seminar where you will learn a variety of ways to prepare wild blueberries into yummy desserts.Some of the recipes and cooking methods date back to when the park was home to the Wash Woods community, a hardscrabble group of hardy souls who eked out a living byfishing the shoreline and farming the sandy soil.Blueberries were probably a welcome treat in the late Spring after a winter of living on dried vegetables and fish.
The False Cape State Park Wash Woods Environmental Education Center sits on the shores of Back Bay and has overnight accommodations for 22, a full kitchen, and modern restrooms.
Reservations are required by calling Falsclick here.
Don't forget your camera! Wild flowers are often in bloom during the spring and summer.
Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Visitors can also kayak in through Back Bay.