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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
10:00 - 17:00
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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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Cranberry Heaven

We spent the morning touring the marsh watching as the harvesting continued. Learning about the berry, how it is grown and then harvested was a pleasant pastime. The farm store... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent the morning touring the marsh watching as the harvesting continued. Learning about the berry, how it is grown and then harvested was a pleasant pastime. The farm store offered all things cranberry including delicious cranberry wine.

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An impromptu visit to Johnston's was worth the stop, especially since we had never seen a cranberry marsh before. It was fun to try the cranberry and cran/blueberry wine and do a little early Christmas shopping. The staff was friendly and we enjoyed the visit.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Fun to see this and it makes amazing photos! I took a walk out amongst the marshes and then checked out the cafe to top it off

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Ontario's Highlands, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We had this on our bucket list for ages. FINALLY got to go this year. Actually had to go twice. We did the bog to bottle tour on a Friday after their 'festival weekend'. Guide was very informative and the small group learned a lot about the whole cranberry process. Lots of fun treats and things to buy in the... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Great guided tour. Learned a lot. Followed the recommendation for a walk around the lake. The farm's dog trooper guided us. Got very well along with our lab. Beautiful scenic walk. Tasty wine tasting. Whitney facilitated it very enjoyable for us. And we learned that we could buy their wine at the LCBO. We will do so, either cranberry or... More 

Thank Ralph M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Interesting facts Young staff friendly, older staff crotchety initially then got better Relatively expensive: 13$ tour, 8$ wading Weren't going to allow wading though website said was available on day we were there- would have been upset about missing that! Some nice gifts at shop Bog to bottle tour very short and lacking in detail but wine tasting -1 sip... More 

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Bowmanville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We found this place because of a sign that said Cranberry capital and all the great reviews on Trip Advisor. We were so glad we decided to stop and check it out. We arrived just as the last wagon ride of the day was getting ready to leave. The wagon ride was really nice and we learned a lot about... More 

Thank chocol4te56
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This was a nice weekend visit to Muskoka and we learned a lot about how cranberries are grown and harvested. Tried some tasty treats as well. It got a bit crowded and we had to park way down the lane but the day was so warm and beautiful that we did not mind. They have various activities ready for visitors.... More 

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Titusville, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I went during the cranberry festival so i did not get to see the entire operation (packed) they had nice walking trails and wagon rides with guide around the bogs. Good place to spend an hour or 2 while in the area. I think it would be great for families with curious children.

Thank Jonathan D
Barrie, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We visited the marsh and winery this past weekend during the Bala Cranberry Festival. Watching them harvest the berries was interesting and then enjoyed a nice glass of wine which they make on site. They had wagon rides,wine tasting, food to enjoy and the opportunity tovwade into the berries. Helicopter rides to enjoy the fall colours were also available. Lots... More 

Thank Michele M

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