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Johnston's Cranberry Marsh & Muskoka Lakes Winery

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Address: 1074 Cranberry Road, Bala, Ontario P0C 1A0, Canada
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+1 705-762-3203
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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A Five-Star Experience - In Any Season!

A five star experience. Don the skates for a leisurely trip round the 1.2 km skate trail on the banks of the cranberry bog. Add a little mulled wine (available on site, of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Muskoka Lakes, Canada
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Muskoka Lakes, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A five star experience. Don the skates for a leisurely trip round the 1.2 km skate trail on the banks of the cranberry bog. Add a little mulled wine (available on site, of course!) and you have the makings of a wonderful afternoon. Highly recommended for couples, families... anyone who wants to enjoy a little of what beautiful Muskoka has... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fun place to visit the marsh. Wagon rides, even helicopter rides on busy weekends. Taste wines the make on site. Store to buy cranberries, and goods. Usually have food tent great sat to see the country breathe some fresh air. See how cranberries are harvested.

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St. Catharines, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were at the Jw Marriot and this was listed as something to do nearby . It was worth the visit to this quaint little winery. I've never really been a fan of fruit wines but the cranberry wine has won me over. It nothing like a wine and more like a cranberry juice for adults. They have a blueberry... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I visited this place for a winetasting tour and did some snowshoeing after. I recommend this place, it's beautiful and very authentic. The wine is great and the scenery is just beautiful. If you have time please take the extra time and make a stop at this place. Everyone is friendly and they made us feel welcomed.... More 

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Peterborough, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the wine tasting, liked most of them. I purchased the blueberry/cranberry wine. They have all kinds of jams and sauces made from cranberries mixed with other fruits, soo yummy. The wagon tour was fun, went out to the marsh to see how the cranberries grow

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for a wine tasting...$10.00 for two...was interesting place....would be nice to return for tour and ice skating...lots of goodies to buy...bought the cranberry tealights...delightful....would recommend

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

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 24 November 2016

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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