Sunflowers are my absolute favorite flower, so two weeks ago when I headed out to the North Fork of Long Island to find as many sunflower spots as I could, it was quite possibly the best road trip I’ve ever taken! The sunflowers bloomed earlier this year than in the past, probably thanks to all the rain we had, so when I had originally planned this little trip, I was hoping I would get to more fields than I did. But at the end of the day, I still got to spend hours walking among rows and rows of all kinds of varieties of sunflowers.
As soon as I got out east, I headed straight to Patty’s Berries & Bunches in Mattituck, since thanks to Instagram, I knew if nowhere else had sunflower fields still in bloom, they did. If you are looking for the most calming experience, spend some time in a flower field! I was there on a weekday and there was still a crowd, but I think everyone was just in awe of how beautiful the flowers were that it was so peaceful and quiet, all the stress you have just leaves your body.
You can’t help but smile when you see a sunflower, they just make you happy. I’m already looking forward to my trip next summer to get to explore some more sunflower fields!