I vividly remember the commercial for Ocean Spray cranberry juice when I was a kid and saw two men in waders standing in a sea of cranberries. At the time, I was so confused why the berries were floating in water and thought it was just for publicity sake.
Do you remember this ad??
I don’t have the best memory but for some reason this one sticks.
Anyway, now that I’m an adult, I understand that this is just a bog of cranberries and you can actually take a ride and wade through a sea of cranberries yourself.
Massachusetts Cranberry Bog Tours
According to a website all about cranberries, almost all cranberries in America are harvested in Wisconsin, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Oregon, and Washington because of the climate and what cranberries need to grow properly.
So, luckily for us Mainers, our neighbors in Massachusetts have acres of cranberry bogs for us to play in.
Massachusetts Cranberries provides a great resource for where fresh cranberries are sold and where you can actually take a bog tour. Here are some places you can visit to wander through a sea of cranberries and harvest some yourself:
- Annie’s Cranny, Dennis, MA.
- Benson’s Pond, Middleboro, MA.
- Cape Cod Cranberry Bog Tours, East Sandwich, MA.
- Chamberlain Farm, Berkeley, MA.
Since these berries are only harvested from such select locations in the country, we Mainers should take advantage of the proximity and try what would be such a unique experience.
Plus, I can only imagine how fresh the cranberries come from a local farm.
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Family-friendly day trips from Portland, Maine your kids will love
Looking for something fun to do with the family, but want to stretch your legs outside of Maine for the day or the weekend? Here’s a list of fun places for you and your family that could easily be packed into a long day or a quick weekend getaway. Everything on this list is less than x hours from Portland.
For reference, when putting Portland, Maine on Google Maps, it places the street view guy at Portland City Hall. Departure time is 8am on a Saturday in June to account for traffic.
Did your favorite make your list? Somewhere new you plan to check out?