The Latest and Greatest Ontario Fall Experience – The Cranberry Plunge
Every fall photo collection has the expected fall produce line up, pumpkins, gourds and apples. All three are colourful and cute and stunning in photo backgrounds or as subjects. We love them too.
For most people fall traditions include watching the leaves change colour and visiting a pumpkin patch and an apple orchard. These are awesome fall activities, but have you visited a cranberry farm or even plunged into a cranberry bog yet? We think you will definitely want to add it to your fall activity list.
Your Instagram called, it needs a pic of you in the cranberry bog!
The latest social media sought-after photo is to have a photo of yourself frolicking in a bright red cranberry marsh. The grey skies of fall make colour one of the most sought after attractions of the season (next to the leaves!) and a bright red cranberry bog is an excellent photo-op and to be added to your must visit fall list when looking for things to do in Ontario.
You can be serious, get silly and have a lot of fun. The day we went it was cold and we can assure you the hip waders were not only stylin’ for the photo shoot but they were in fact warm and kept us dry. No leaks!
This is the excuse you need for a fall colour drive to Muskoka.
Near or far north from the city of Toronto, a day road trip or weekend getaway is easy to do to complete this cranberry mission. Fall just happens to be the time of year the cranberry farm is flooded and the cranberry harvest season is celebrated at this time of year. Bala is home to the wildly popular Bala Cranberry Festival that always takes place the weekend after (Canadian) Thanksgiving.
If you’re looking for a great fall photo-op in Ontario, cranberry farms are it!
The images in this blog are from a recent visit to Muskoka Lakes Farm and Winery – home of Johnston’s Cranberry Marsh.
About Muskoka Lakes Farm and Winery: Home of Johnston cranberries & Muskoka Lakes Winery. Located in Bala, Muskoka. Open yr round. Daily tours @ 11, 1 & 3. Wine tasting, trails, seasonal fun. The Johnston’s have been growing cranberries in Muskoka for 3 generations. Cranberry growing has been a Johnston family tradition since 1950. They are dedicated to responsible growing practices for a sustainable future.
Congratulations to Muskoka Lakes Farm & Winery on their very recent win at the TIAO Tourism Awards of Excellence celebration. The group took home the 2018 Ontario Culinary Tourism Award.
The Plunge activity experience runs until October 31 so if you miss it this year, you need to plan ahead now for next year. And in the meantime, Muskoka Lakes Farm and Winery is still open for bog tours, wagon tours, hiking, wine and cider tasting. Come and enjoy a glass of wine or cider and enjoy the beautiful Muskoka views. The shop and patio are fully licensed and a beautiful place to enjoy a drink with your partner, friends or family.