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Johnston's Cranberry Marsh & Muskoka Lakes Winery

1074 Cranberry Road, Bala, Muskoka Lakes, Ontario P0C 1A0, Canada
+1 705-762-3203
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Hands Down Best Part of the Muskoka Maple Trail

Afternoon drive in late March lead us to Johnston's Cranberry Marsh and vineyard. Ample parking... read more

Reviewed April 6, 2018
sandra98walter
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Ontario, Canada
Fun day Skating on the Marsh

We went on Family Day a Weekend and had a great day skating on the long ice trail, the ice surface... read more

Reviewed March 8, 2018
Doug C
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Orangeville, Canada
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Discover the cranberries that make this area unique! The daily Bog to Bottle Discovery at 11 am, 1 pm & 3 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.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gift shop” (12 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1074 Cranberry Road, Bala, Muskoka Lakes, Ontario P0C 1A0, Canada
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Reviewed April 6, 2018

Afternoon drive in late March lead us to Johnston's Cranberry Marsh and vineyard. Ample parking, tours available, warm and friendly staff, Tours available at 11am, 1 pm or 3 pm. Bog to bottle tour was guide driven, informative, and scenery along property was spectacular. Informatiion...More

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Reviewed March 8, 2018

We went on Family Day a Weekend and had a great day skating on the long ice trail, the ice surface wasn’t perfect but it is a outdoor trail, it was easy to skate, with a few rough spots, we also enjoyed a mulled cranberry...More

Thank Doug C
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Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

Stopped by the winery and sampled some of their offerings (cranberry and blueberry related). Loved their cranberry - blueberry wine that was very refreshing and not too sweet. Unfortunatly, was too late for the Bog to Bottle tour, but will keep it in mind for...More

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Reviewed January 21, 2018

We had a few hours to kill in the afternoon and stopped in for a quick tour. We found out that we were the first ever Bog to Bottle tour that was on the sled - which was a cool experience. The tour took us...More

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Reviewed December 7, 2017

We went on Family Day and it was way too packed to enjoy anything. Line ups out the door, not enough staff, no parking available, and the bathrooms were absolutely intolerable. It is not worth the drive.More

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Wendy H, Owner at Johnston's Cranberry Marsh & Muskoka Lakes Winery, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2017

Thank you for your review. I'm sorry we didn't meet your expectations when you visited. The weather on Family Day weekend was glorious, and we were far busier than we have ever been or imagined we could be. The Ice Trail is new to us,...More

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Reviewed December 2, 2017 via mobile

Up from the GTA and looked interesting, happened to be their open house today and were treated to mulled cran-apple cider and cranberry goats cheese amongst other treats. They do tours of the marshes, but I am currently in an aircast so couldn't go...but they...More

Thank West1107
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Reviewed November 14, 2017

This is a perfect example how a small farmer can build such a great business. Delicious wines and so much more. I will come back often.

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Reviewed November 12, 2017 via mobile

Bought several bag's of juicy cranberries plus 4 bottles of wine (of which we got cheaper at a later date from LCBO) bear this in mind... The trip was nice for all the colours though. Worthy of at least one trip.

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Reviewed November 2, 2017 via mobile

I Had no idea how cranberries are grown and then collected from the farm before visiting this lovely place. It's a must if you going to muskoka. They have three types of tours. Check out the hours and types of tours on website. Inside the...More

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Reviewed October 25, 2017 via mobile

Interesting experience. I got there about 20 minutes before they officially opened but they were ready and I can go in. It was nice to go before it got busy. I took the cranberry plunge, which was fun. The wagon tour was interesting and wine...More

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heatherfer
September 6, 2017|
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Response from Wendy H | Property representative |
Bala Cranberry Festival weekend is mostly an outdoor event - both here at the farm and in town. On Festival weekend, we offer a wagon tour. It takes place on our covered wagon, pulled by a tractor. While the wagon circles... More
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October 6, 2016|
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Response from Terry H | Reviewed this property |
We spent a couple of hours on the tour, tasting and buying a couple of things in the shop. We thoroughly enjoyed it.
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farhana101
October 2, 2015|
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Response from CPAIR1967 | Reviewed this property |
you will be right in the middle of the fall colors , you will see them as you head north from Mississauga and will be in the middle of the color zone where the festival is located , hope this helps . Drive a little further... More
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