Explore the bog, hike the trails, or take a tour. Early October is the start of cranberry harvest, where the bogs are flooded and the crop of berries is gathered.

You won’t want to miss the cranberry bog at Muskoka Lakes Farm & Winery, where there are year round tours and trails. Admire the cranberry vine’s pink flowers in early spring. Learn step-by- step management of sustainable cranberry harvest. Take your family on a scavenger hunt, pond study or geocache challenge.

Early October is the start of cranberry harvest, where cranberry bogs are flooded and the berries are gathered and processed on site. Enjoy a wagon-ride tour and watch the berries come by floating raft, and be sorted for cranberry products such as juice, jam, and wine.

Cranberries are recognized as a highly nutritious fruit. European settlers to North America learned the value of cranberries from Indigenous people. Cranberries were used not only for food and medicine but also to make dyes for clothing. The tart red fruit attracts birds and mammals from mice to bears.

Learn about a couple of species at risk in this area.

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 1074 Cranberry Road
Bala, ON P0C 1A0

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Fall

Winter

Things to Do Here

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Getting Here

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Muskoka Lakes Farm and Winery

Every day you can tour and taste what Muskoka’s all about. We’re passionate about what we do, and love to share it with visitors.

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Species at Risk in the Spotlight

Northern Ribbonsnake

The eastern ribbonsnake can be found in the marsh where it hunts for frogs and small fish. They are similar to the eastern garter snake, however are slimmer with more defined stripes. Look for the characteristic white crescent spot in front of each eye.

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Yellow-banded Bumble Bee

Look closely for its distinct yellow and black abdominal band pattern to identify the Yellow-banded Bumble Bee!  Also known as a ‘nectar robber’, this bumble bee will sometimes gather nectar by reaching through holes bitten in the base of a flower. A variety of factors have caused the Yellow-banded Bumble Bee to be listed in 2016 as a species of ‘Special Concern’.

Report your sightings of this threatened critter.

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