Cranberry bogs and New England are synonymous with each other. It may not be quite on the same level as clam chowder, but taking a cranberry bog tour in Cape Cod is a must for a first-time visitor to the area. Bogs are a unique and interesting way to grow produce that can only be in four states aside from Massachusetts, which is responsible for half of U.S. cranberry production. Check out a few of our favorite tours below! If you are looking for other great outdoor activities in Cape Cod, look no further than our free Vacation Guide. It’s jam-packed with some of the best things to do, places to see, and things to eat in Cape Cod!
The Best Cranberry Bog Tours in Cape Cod
Cranberry Bog Tours
Learn about the 12-month operation of the largest cranberry bog on Cape Cod! Leo and Andrea Cakounes own and operate Cranberry Bog Tours at their cranberry farm in Harwich, which is just a short, 15-minute drive from Candleberry Inn. The farm showcases the equipment used to cultivate and care for cranberries and farm animals around the property. Tour season begins in April and runs through the fall. Daily tours run seven days a week.
Tip: Make sure you bring cash. Credit cards not accepted.
Massachusetts is the home state for cranberries, but the original cultivation site is in Dennis on the Cape Cod peninsula. Annie’s Crannies boasts over 200 years of cranberry growing history smack dab in the cradle of America’s cranberry country. Tours here are during harvest season in October and November. While cranberry bog tours are the main attraction here, visitors can also experience different activities. See how honey and beeswax candles are spun from cranberry blossoms or clean your own berries in the antique screening equipment. The gift shop features an assortment of Annie’s Crannies products including jams, cranberry recipes, fresh fruit, and soaps.
Cape Cod Cranberry Bog Tour
This walking tour explores one of Cape Cod’s most historic and important industries. Cape Cod Cranberry Bog Tours are held from June to December. You can see the bogs in bloom from mid-June to mid-July, cranberry growing from mid-July to September, and harvesting from September to December. A grower with over 28 years of experience provides visitors with an in-depth, educational tour of the entire growing process. You can even bring binoculars or field glasses to see interesting local birds and wildlife around the bogs.
Tips: Minimum group size is four persons per tour.
After a day spent learning and experiencing a Cape Cod staple, relax at the beautiful and charming Candleberry Inn. Our luxurious accommodations feature an array of amenities that will make your stay in Brewster one to remember. Start your day with our delicious, two-course breakfast served from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Then, take a look at our Highlands Room overlooking the property’s side gardens and expansive lawn. This cozy room features a working fireplace and is perfect for a romantic weekend getaway. Add on an in-room couples massage to complete your relaxing and romantic stay.