Blossom Trail is an area in Fresno County’s farm land where thousands and thousands of stone fruit trees such as peaches, nectarines, plums and apricots are grown in addition to almond and walnut trees. I’ve wanted to check out Blossom Trail for over two years now. I finally made it out there this past President’s day weekend with the family. What makes this day trip rather unusual is that it’s not made in the summer when the fruits are ripe for the picking but rather in early spring when the fruit trees burst into spectacular blooms. These fruit and nut trees number in the thousands and are all covered in white, mauve, light pink and dark pink blossoms, rivaling any Japanese garden or Washington D.C.’s cherry blossom show. Here is a look at our day trip to Blossom Trail in Fresno County, California.
On the road to Blossom Trail
Passing through farms and blooming almond and apple orchards
Blossom Trail. Almond and apple trees in bloom.
Girls enjoying the blossoms 🌸🌸🌸
Drove by Orange Blossom Trail. Orange groves dripping with juicy oranges.
Loads of oranges on the floor just rotting away. I had to pick them up.
I couldn’t resist picking one off the tree. Oops got caught on camera ☺️
The oranges I picked were dark burgundy blood oranges!!
Vogue- inspired photo shoot 😀😀
A few selfies
Heading home at sunset
A spectacular Blossom Trail day trip. 🌸🌸🌸
We went rather early in the season hence the only trees in bloom were almond and apple trees. To experience gorgeous pink blossoms of peach, nectarine, and apricot trees stop by in a couple of weeks in early March when thousands of stone fruit trees will be in full bloom like in the photo below.
On a cautionary note, this is not a touristy trip at all, but rather a very rustic explore on your own type of excursion. Just stop off the road on Blossom Trail where you see loads of blooming trees and take photos to your hearts content ❤️🌸🌸. I wish I had taken a couple of picnic blankets and a picnic hamper, I would have loved to lay down under the canopy of these spectacular blossoms.
If you plan on making a trip out to Blossom Trail in Fresno County take a look at this link which provides daily updates on the status of the various fruit trees in bloom Go Fresno County Blossom Trail. The town that has a Blossom Trail road with signs to help visitors is called Sanger, California. Another great article that provides easy to follow tips to enjoy this wonderful fruit blossom drive is Fresno Blossom Trail on tripsavvy.com.
A Spectacular Drive Through Fruit Blossom Trail in Fresno County, California.
Coincidentally my friend Iya just gave me two empty wine bottles as I still have lemons and I need more bottles to make lemonade syrup, and rather than keep buying bottles I thought let me recycle a few wine bottles especially the ones with screw tops. Guess what? They have cherry blossoms on them! I couldn’t get over the serendipitous nature of it, especially right after my Blossom Trail trip. Making more lemonade syrup now to fill in these beautiful bottles 🌸🍾.
Valley of Heart’s Delight: For those of us who live in the Bay Area if you would like to read a beautiful nostalgic look at the orchards that grew in abundance in our area before we became Silicon Valley take a look at this blog post by Tonytomeo Never Forget the Valley of Heart’s Delight.
Happy Early Spring!