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Johnston's Cranberry Marsh & Muskoka Lakes Winery

1074 Cranberry Road, Bala, Ontario P0C 1A0, Canada
+1 705-762-3203
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Beautiful farm

We went just before harvesting. It was very interesting learning about cranberries and how they... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Edmonton, Canada
via mobile
Nice place!

Very interesting place! I didn't know much about Cranberries and end up learning a lot! Very nice... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Gatineau, Canada
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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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“wine tasting” (45 reviews)
“gift shop” (11 reviews)
“wagon ride” (10 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1074 Cranberry Road, Bala, Ontario P0C 1A0, Canada
+1 705-762-3203
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went just before harvesting. It was very interesting learning about cranberries and how they grow. There is a very good store to browse in and taste their wines. We had a picnic and enjoyed the beautiful fall weather. The staff were very nice and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting place! I didn't know much about Cranberries and end up learning a lot! Very nice stuff and prepared to do a tour and keep the smile even with kids around. Testing was good, five different wines. Good!!

Thank AndreaSVinet
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's amazing what you can learn about cranberries and how they grow in the area. Nice walk. Tasty wines at the end of the tour.

Thank 1967Marc
Reviewed 15 July 2017

i took my parents and relatives , who are elderly on the Cranberry Tour in October. We rode in a wagon with seats pulled by a tractor through the fields. my folks being farmers themselves took great pleasure in listening to the Very interesting facts...More

Thank LBradshaw2014
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

So we were up in Muskoka for the weekend and we knew one of our stops would be to the Johnston's cranberry marsh. We thought maybe we'd be there for about an hour maybe squeeze in a winetasting and maybe a little trail hike. Five...More

Thank Clara F
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Stopped here midweek in March making our way through the area, and so happy we did!!! The ice trail was so much fun and like nothing I had done before, wine tasting was cheap, and the wine is delicious. Woman staffing was very friendly and...More

Thank MaggieLedrick
Reviewed 18 March 2017

we went there, but did not take the tour. we purchased cranberry wines, after sampling first, of course, and also purchased a few cranberry condiments. all were excellent. we will take the tour next time as we were on our way to Deerhurst Resort.

Thank coachscott7693
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

The skating trail is awesome as long as it is completely frozen. The service at the gift shop is not very attentive as they only have two cashiers, so when it is busy the line will get very long. The cashiers are also not very...More

Thank Jmih
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Really enjoy this place and we have been going for years, usually once a year in the wintertime. This may be a case of them have becoming more popular, our experience this year was very different from the past. Perhaps not having the experiences I...More

Thank Nicole N
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We did the Bog to Bottle tour this weekend and had a great time. The tour was very informative, our guide was very knowledgeable. The wines were exceptional!! Our fave was the Cranberry/Blueberry wine. It was like drinking juice. We did tastings in the back...More

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6 September 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
6 October 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.
2 October 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