Hello friends! As the summer winds down, I hope you’re enjoying the great outdoors as much as possible. In most areas, it’s also sunflower season right now! So, it makes sense that National Sunflower Day was the first Saturday in August. Today, I’m sharing some photos of our trip a New Jersey sunflower trail at Von Thun Farms! Enjoy!
Sunflower Trail Photos
Scenes from Von Thon Farms:
Here in New Jersey, family owned Von Thun Farms is a great place to enjoy acres of gorgeous sunflowers! On the day we visited, the sun was shining and the sunflowers were in full bloom. It was the perfect day to take some beautiful photos!
Besides being a sunflower farm, Von Thun Farms also offers a variety of family friendly activities. From picking your own flowers and fruit in the summer to fall activities like pumpkin picking and live music festivals, there’s something for everyone.
When I visited, I convinced my teenage son to come along. Of course, he insisted that I get in a photo or two…
Before entering the sunflower trail, you pass flower fields where you can pick your own zinnias, marigolds, colored sunflower varieties and other colorful blooms.
But we were there for the main attraction…the acres of sunflowers!
Of course, when you’re hanging out with a teenage boy, you must expect some shenanigans! After reading the sign warning us of uneven footing, he had to act like he was tripping all over the place. Boys…
Fields of Sunflowers on the Sunflower Trail:
As we entered the sunflower trail, we were blown away by the scenery.
Sunflower fields as far as the eye could see with rolling hills in the distance.
If only we brought the whole family (and a professional photographer). That way, we could have taken family photos for our Christmas card!
Since it hadn’t rained, the trail was dry and dusty but I guess that’s better than being muddy.
Besides all the photo ops along the sunflower trail, there were cute signs with sunflower trivia.
Did you know that each sunflower is made of thousands of tiny flowers called florets? Keep that in mind for the next time you watch Jeopardy…haha.
Around the bends we came across fun backgrounds (like this butterfly) to take photos.
Wow, that’s a lot of sunflower seeds!
As we wandered through the trail, my son mentioned that it would have been more fun if it was a sunflower maze instead of just a trail. Since he’s so tall, he probably would have any easy time seeing ahead to the exit. Maybe, I can send him to a corn maze to really get lost!
Of all the sunflower facts, I liked this one the best! Really, I never thought how they follow the sun. Though I guess it does make sense.
With all that work to make sunflower oil, you’d think it would be more expensive…
Sunflower Trail Photo Ops:
Near the end of the trail, they displayed an old Volkswagen beetle and an old rusty red truck. If you want a great prop for an Instagram photo, you can’t go wrong with rusty old vehicles!
So, needless to say, I convinced my son to pose! Just mention that something is “Instagrammable” and suddenly kids think it’s cool.
After strolling through the sunflower trails, we stopped by the cute farm stand/gift shop to browse.
If you don’t want to pick your own flowers, there were plenty of fresh cut bouquets for sale in the gift shop. In the store, they also sold a variety of things such as fresh produce, local honey, wildflowers and a bunch of sunflower themed home decor items.
To see how I’ve decorated with sunflowers in my home, read:
Hopefully, you enjoyed our photo tour of the sunflower trail!
If you have a sunflower festival or sunflower farm near you, I recommend going for some fun photos!
Do you have any sunflower trails near you?
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