Travel Tuesday: Lavender by the Bay, North Fork

I wish you could smell it, but for now, photos will have to do. Part of my Cross Sound Ferry trip to the North Fork of Long Island was a visit to the absolutely heavenly Lavender by the Bay. I have always dreamed of visiting a lavender farm, and this lived up to every expectation I had.

Lavender by the Bay grows both English and French lavender and allows visitors to wander along paths in their gorgeous fields. The farm is located near many great North Fork wineries, and across from Sep’s, a farm you also must visit.

Lavender by the Bay

Lavender by the Bay

Lavender by the Bay lavender North Fork of Long Island

lavender fields in Long Island lavender lavender fields lavender lavender drying lavender In addition to the outdoor beauty at Lavender by the Bay, an adorable farm store welcomes visitors and features all sorts of items including dried lavender, baking lavender, soaps, lavender honey (delicious in a gin and tonic), and more.

We were warmly welcomed by the farm’s owner and received our own lavender bunches, complete with instructions for drying, to bring home. Thanks to this excursion, I am typing this blog post surrounded by the beautiful smell of dried lavender, which reminds me completely of my nana. It’s such a good memory to have!

If you are visiting the North Fork of Long Island, definitely add a visit to Lavender by the Bay to your itinerary. Even if the lavender isn’t in bloom, all it leaves behind will still be worth visiting for.

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  1. Michelle Lahey’s avatar

    I can only imagine how heavenly this place must smell! And now I want a lavender-infused gin and tonic…

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  2. Molly Galler’s avatar

    Wow! How beautiful. I need those purple Adirondack chairs in my life!

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    1. traveleatlove’s avatar

      Me too!!!

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    2. Daisy’s avatar

      this is a little slice of heaven! My mom has always grown lavender and I love taking a bouquet home. it lasts forever!

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    3. Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic’s avatar

      I love lavender!! I’d love to visit a lavender farm like this.

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