Love Cranberries? This ‘Culinary Trail’ Through Muskoka Is For You

Its Cran-Tastic!

Sure, fall is synonymous with apples and pumpkins. But there’s another little fruit that is quite popular around these parts in the fall. Yes, we’re talking about the cranberry.

The Bala Cranberry Festival is always the weekend after Thanksgiving, but celebrating Muskoka’s beloved cranberry can’t be relegated to just one weekend so this year they’ve added the “Cranberry Route”. The culinary trail is open until October 31st, with 25 stops on the tour. You can hit them all, or plan your route based on what interests you.

You can tour the iconic cranberry marsh, even donning a pair of hip waders to take the “Cranberry Plunge” if you’re so inclined.

 

Muskoka Lakes Farm and Winery is the oldest craberry farm in Canada

Take the ‘Cranberry Plunge’ in Muskoka

There are quite a few local craft brew houses taking part in the fun. Give a Cran Radler a try, or a Double Chocolate Cranberry Stout if that’s more your style. Rende Italian Eatery, The Boathouse At Taboo, The Hook and Ladder and many more local restaurants have added cran-centric dishes to their menu’s as well.

 

 

 

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The JW Marriott in Muskoka is even offering cranberry-inspired spa services during the duration of the trail. Seriously, it’s a thing!

 

 

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The #CranRoute will run right the end of October. Of course, the Bala Cranberry Festival takes place the weekend after Thanksgiving. Cran-tastic! (sorry…we had to)

 

 

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