Cranberry Bogs Tour on the Cape or Mass?

javaandjazz(z6 CT)July 28, 2012

Are there any cranberry bogs/places up on the Cape or Mass. to take a tour? Thanks, Richie

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claireplymouth z6b coastal MA

The Cranberry Harvest Celebration October 6 and 7, 2012 in Wareham, MA is a great event - you can take a tour of the bogs and even a helicopter ride if you want. I took my first (and maybe last) helicopter ride there in 2008.

Notice the white knuckles - that's when I realized I can focus the camera and shoot photos with one hand without releasing the death grip on the rail:

Of course you don't have to take the helicopter flight - it may not even be offered this year - there are many vendors and crafts and harvest displays.

Photo from 2008


    Bookmark   July 28, 2012 at 5:30PM
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corunum z6 CT(6)

Claire, you should work for their C of C. Assuming no hurricane, I'm going. Thanks for asking the question, Ritchie, and Claire, good answer (as always).


    Bookmark   July 28, 2012 at 5:45PM
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javaandjazz(z6 CT)

Thanks! and thanks for the great pictures!

    Bookmark   July 28, 2012 at 5:45PM
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Great photos and this is definitely on my bucket list!

    Bookmark   July 29, 2012 at 2:54PM
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We were on the Cape the week before the hurricane. We stay in South Yarmouth. I had never noticed this cranberry bog right on 28 - but we were driving by on Saturday morning and noticed all the floating cranberries. There were some lovely women selling fresh cranberries and they spent some time explaining what was going on.

    Bookmark   November 5, 2012 at 9:51PM
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javaandjazz(z6 CT)

nice pictures, thanks!

    Bookmark   November 6, 2012 at 4:29AM
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bostongardens(z6 MA)

In the Snippets page of we have posted info that may be of interest, including links to a couple of sites, one of which lists local bogs to visit.

See "About Cranberries." It will probably be removed by the end of November.

~ Hilda

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   November 9, 2012 at 1:09PM
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For future reference - in September we took Betty Ann's Tour in the Plymouth area. She met us at the Plymouth visitors center and then we followed her to several bogs. She knows a lot about cranberries and bogs and has permission to visit the bogs. At one point we drove on a very sandy farm road. Only mistake was to go on a sunday in late September when the crews weren't working. She said later in the season they would be working 7 days a week.

    Bookmark   November 12, 2012 at 12:44PM
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molie(z6 CT)

Thanks all, this is definitely a post I"ll be saving as we hope to head to the Cape and Katsura Gardens in fall of next year. This would make a really interesting side trip. Plus, I've always wanted to return to Plimoth Plantation.


    Bookmark   November 13, 2012 at 3:43PM
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