The hills just east of St. John’s, the ones right in front of you when you’re down by the harbour, are called the South Side Hills. These hills are easily reached over Deadmans Bay Path on the East Coast Trail and at the moment they are bursting with blueberries, just like the rest of the east coast.

Today I picked two pounds of blueberries up there, a few blackberries too, more than enough to get me through the week:

Blueberries & Blackberries - Deadmans Bay Path

Blueberries & Blackberries – Deadmans Bay Path

Since tomorrow is a holiday, I’ll be having blueberry pancakes for breakfast!

For an online map to this berry picking area, have a look at the blue ‘blueberry trail’ on the map for Deadmans Bay Path.

For more information about berry picking on the East Coast Trail, check out the Berry picking on the East Coast Trail page.