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Johnston's Cranberry Marsh

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Address: 1074 Cranberry Road, Bala, Ontario P0C 1A0, Canada
Phone Number: +1 705-762-3203
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Discover the cranberries that make this area unique! The daily Bog to...

Discover the cranberries that make this area unique! The daily Bog to Bottle Discovery at 1 pm is a Canadian Signature Experience. Taste and learn as you follow cranberries on a guided journey from peat bog to award-winning wine. Other 'must dos' include wine & cheese on the scenic patio and browsing for local goodies in the one-of-a-kind wine & gift shop. Hiking and snowshoe trails, GPS and kids' adventures and fall harvest activities are also available. Open daily, year round (Mon-Sun 10-5). Daily tour at 1 pm. Located four minutes north of Bala, in scenic Muskoka.

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We visited Johnston's Cranberry Marsh on Thanksgiving weekend. The wagon-ride through the farm was very informative. We learned a lot about cranberries and the staff was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2015
kateC1097TC
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Windsor, Canada
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Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We visited Johnston's Cranberry Marsh on Thanksgiving weekend. The wagon-ride through the farm was very informative. We learned a lot about cranberries and the staff was amazing! To stand in a cranberry bog was always on my bucket list and I was very happy to do it. I also loved the cranberry chutney! We had a great time and really... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

I remember when I had gone here when I was a child with my grandparents. I wasn't to introduced in it at first, but after a little while of being there we go to know quite a bit. They told use about a lot about how they do the work.

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Thank Kelly T
Toronto
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

This is interesting for about 30 min - you can do a short hike during cranberry harvest season to see the cranberries being harvested (do not take the tour - definitely not worth it unless you can't want the 20 min on flat ground to get there). They advertise hiking trails but they are very poorly signed. It seems more... More 

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Thank DrASToronto
Brantford, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

We were very excited this October and planned our trip north to include a visit to the bog. However, we were disappointed to arrive (as were others) in time for the bog tour noted online to find out that they were only taking a private group that hour and even though the wagon was only half full they would not... More 

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Peterborough, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

I had no idea that cranberries were grown and harvested this way and would never have even come close to guessing. The walking tour was the only one available when we were there - there was a wagon so maybe they have wagonride tours at other times. They also have a store where they sell a variety of wares. We... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

I go every year for the cranberries and treats made with cranberries! It is a lovely place to visit. I have taken and highly recommend the guided tour. Lots to see, do and especially TASTE! I will continue to return every year. :)

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Port Severn, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

A fun place to visit to learn about cranberries. The harvest starts in Sept but they are open year round I think. They do wine tastings, I bought a rose (cranberry/Apple) which was really nice with turkey dinner. The gift shop offers lots of cranberry themed things.

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Thank butlertreehouse
Windermere, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I went there last year as well as this year. It does not disappoint. They offer many attractions, you can bring your dog, awesome local place. The little shop is wonderful and you can sit outside and have a bite of something to eat and coffee. The local bee smith also sets up a booth there and sells the most... More 

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Wasaga Beach, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

As we had never been to a cranberry marsh before (and I love cranberries) this was a great learning experience. Interesting to see how cranberries are grown, harvested & processed. I now understand why they cost what they do-lots of manual work. The gift shop is very nice. All things cranberry & woodlandish. Bought some cranberry clementine tea-very good. You... More 

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Orillia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

I had never been to a marsh before and the girls and I did cranberry festival for the first time have to say it was an incredible experience we will certainly do it again next year . The marsh had tours and I was amazed I realized how little I really knew about our surroundings in this area along with... More 

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