More than 10,000 voters from across the state weighed in on 101 things they love about Northern Michigan. Their votes determined over 300 Red Hot Best winners and 700 honorable mentions. Here you’ll find the best Northern Michigan U-Pick berry farms!

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First Place: Buchan’s Blueberry Hill, Traverse City
U-Pick blueberries (and apples and peaches). Homemade ice cream. Homemade fruit pies. A trip to Buchan’s makes the family memory album.

Second Place: Urka Farms, Brethren (Manistee County) and & M37 South of Traverse City
Love this idea: Subscribe to Urka Farms Strawberry Harvest Reminder to know when the berries will be the freshest and sweetest!

Third Place Tied: Friske Orchards, Ellsworth
U-Pick strawberries, sweet cherries and apples, plus a cafe, Orchard Playland, general store and more!

Third Place Tied: Putney’s U-Pick, Benzonia
Did you know there are yellow raspberries? Find them, along with red, black and purple raspberries; blackberries, saskatoons; black and red currants; and gooseberries at Putney’s.

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