As I sit here and sip my cranberry tea *sips tea*, I thought it was only fitting to share some bogs to visit this weekend! Add this to the list of Fall activities you want to do this year. Go ahead and pick your apples and carve your pumpkins but don't forget about the unsung hero of every Thanksgiving Day meal. Check out the best bogs to visit for some Fall fun!
At the Plympton cranberry bog, you can don a pair of waders, and have a go at being an actual cranberry grower by helping with the harvest. Count me in! They also have viewing tours of the harvest process. Really make a day of it visiting this bog!
Stone Bridge Farm
A small family run farm in Acushnet, Stone Bridge Farm hosts a weekly farmers market in addition to tours beginning in October. The tours include info about the bogs, ample photo opportunities for that perfect Fall Instagram, and you can pick your own cranberries to accompany your turkey.
Cape Cod Cranberry Bog Tours
Offering a tour of not one, but three cranberry bogs of varying ages and varieties. The tour also features information about the history of cranberry growing in the area, and a small museum containing antique and modern cranberry tools and equipment. Learn to love cranberries as much as I do!
A.D. Makepeace Company
Offering three public tours this Fall season, guests can see the A.D. Makepeace cranberry wet harvest located in Wareham. They also have private tours available for groups of 10 or more year round. There’s a country market on site with many cranberry products, baked goods, sandwiches, ice cream, and gifts. What a unique opportunity!
Flax Pond Farms
The 100-plus acres of Flax Pond Farms in Carver includes cranberry bogs, ponds, reservoirs, a swamp, a blueberry patch, Christmas trees, and active wildlife. Their daily Fall cranberry bog tour shows off their growing facilities, farming equipment, screening house, and a gift shop. Get your cranberries and blueberries in one stop!
This family-owned farm located in Berkley has been growing its main crop of butternut squash since 1969. In the mid 90's they added cranberry bogs, which can be toured by the public or on school field trips. They also have a wooden pavilion which they use to host private parties, weddings, and functions. Is there anything more Fall than butternut squash and cranberries? Well maybe something pumpkin related--but this is still exciting!
I hope you're as excited about these bogs as I am! Devour the details of these fun Fall activities and let me know which bogs you prefer!