Best season to travel to Alaska

Wild Berry Season

Blueberries, cranberries, lingonberries, huckleberries, raspberries​, crowberries… This list is endless, so come to Alaska and pick some fresh berries yourself!

Wild Berry Season in Alaska - Best Time
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Alaskan lands are extremely rich in various species of wild berries. Locals make jams, pies, liquors, juices and many other delicacies from them. August is the prime season for berry picking, and if you do this for your consumption, you can pick as many berries as you want. Good spots for this include areas of Denali and Chugach National Parks, and even some places around Anchorage, such the bottom of Sheep Mountain or Flattop Mountain. Besides such widespread berries as blueberry or raspberry, in Alaska you can find some special ones: salmonberry, cloudberry, crowberry and many others. But be careful: not all of them can be eaten, s​ome species are poisonous.

Arctic blackberries (Empetrum nigrum)
Arctic blackberries (Empetrum nigrum)
Cranberries
Cranberries
Mostarda
Mostarda
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