Muskoka Lakes Farm & Winery

Provides tours and trails at the vast cranberry bog, year-round.

 

Explore the bog, hike the trails, or take a tour. Early October is the start of cranberry harvest, where the bogs are flooded and the crop of berries is gathered.

You won’t want to miss the cranberry bog at Muskoka Lakes Farm & Winery, where there are year round tours and trails. Admire the cranberry vine’s pink flowers in early spring. Learn step-by- step management of sustainable cranberry harvest. Take your family on a scavenger hunt, pond study or geocache challenge.

Early October is the start of cranberry harvest, where cranberry bogs are flooded and the berries are gathered and processed on site. Enjoy a wagon-ride tour and watch the berries come by floating raft, and be sorted for cranberry products such as juice, jam, and wine.

Cranberries are recognized as a highly nutritious fruit. European settlers to North America learned the value of cranberries from indigenous people. Cranberries were used not only for food and medicine but also to make dyes for clothing. The tart red fruit attracts birds and mammals from mice to bears.


Species at Risk in the Spotlight

The eastern ribbonsnake can be found in the marsh where it hunts for frogs and small fish. They are similar to the eastern garter snake, however are slimmer with more defined stripes. Look for the characteristic white crescent spot in front of each eye.

Please report your sightings of species at risk. 


Plan Your visit

Explore the amazing place with help from local businesses.

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Johnston’s Cranberry Marsh

1074 Cranberry Rd, Bala, Ontario P0C 1A0

705-762-3203

Check out the trails here!

 

Cranberry Road 1074
Bala P0C 1A0 ON CA
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Season: All Seasons

Difficulty: Moderate