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Johnston's Cranberry Marsh & Muskoka Lakes Winery

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Address: 1074 Cranberry Road, Bala, Ontario P0C 1A0, Canada
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+1 705-762-3203
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Discover the cranberries that make this area unique! The daily Bog to...

Discover the cranberries that make this area unique! The daily Bog to Bottle Discovery at 1 pm is a Canadian Signature Experience. Taste and learn as you follow cranberries on a guided journey from peat bog to award-winning wine. Other 'must dos' include wine & cheese on the scenic patio and browsing for local goodies in the one-of-a-kind wine & gift shop. Hiking and snowshoe trails, GPS and kids' adventures and fall harvest activities are also available. Open daily, year round (Mon-Sun 10-5). Daily tour at 1 pm. Located four minutes north of Bala, in scenic Muskoka.

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we went there, but did not take the tour. we purchased cranberry wines, after sampling first, of course, and also purchased a few cranberry condiments. all were excellent. we will... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Penetanguishene, Canada
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Penetanguishene, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we went there, but did not take the tour. we purchased cranberry wines, after sampling first, of course, and also purchased a few cranberry condiments. all were excellent. we will take the tour next time as we were on our way to Deerhurst Resort.

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Collingwood, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The skating trail is awesome as long as it is completely frozen. The service at the gift shop is not very attentive as they only have two cashiers, so when it is busy the line will get very long. The cashiers are also not very friendly. The cranberry marsh is a nice place itself, but the service is not very... More 

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Thank Jmih
Midland, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoy this place and we have been going for years, usually once a year in the wintertime. This may be a case of them have becoming more popular, our experience this year was very different from the past. Perhaps not having the experiences I have had before, I might not be as disappointed. We have gone in the spring... More 

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toronto ON
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did the Bog to Bottle tour this weekend and had a great time. The tour was very informative, our guide was very knowledgeable. The wines were exceptional!! Our fave was the Cranberry/Blueberry wine. It was like drinking juice. We did tastings in the back room area where the wine making is done which was nice. We enjoyed the trails... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went skating this morning and were told the trail was in poor condition, rough and bumpy. It was worse than poor. It was very dangerous. It was full of holes and ruts. My figure skates caught rough spots many times and I almost fell at least 5 times. I am now sitting with a very sore back from wrenching... More 

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Wendy H, Owner at Johnston's Cranberry Marsh & Muskoka Lakes Winery, responded to this review

I'm sorry about your experience and that you got the impression we didn't care about your feedback - especially since the opposite was the case. The store supervisor passed on your comments, and the outside operations supervisor immediately went out to talk to other skaters and walk the trail again. The trail was definitely in poor condition; there were ruts... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We have been here in the summer and fall but winter had to be my favorite. The 1.2 km ice skating trail is perfectly groomed by the cranbony opens at 11 -4 Skating pass is $5 and rentals $10 skate sharpening available on site. Rent snow shoes or bring your own and trek the trails... When the weather is nice... More 

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Muskoka Lakes, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Wonderful trails around the marsh, took the easiest and it was nice thru the bush took over an hour, good snow conditions that day, beautiful ice rink also. Areas to sit with bonfires.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Great experience! Staff was friendly & welcoming. A high five to this pit stop :D big smiles! Would recommend the cranberry and blueberry wine!

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

I spent a beautiful snow covered weekday at Johnstons and thoroughly enjoyed myself. My reason for coming was the ice trail but I ended up spending more time on the snowshoe trails which were a pleasant surprise. There are a variety of terrains and lengths of trails and I loved reading all the different signage that pointed out the history... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

Greatest snow shoeing experience. Trails are very scenic and well mapped with Interesting nature facts posted along the way. Picnic tables perfectly situated at midway point for a nice rest. The Cafe & gft shop are very appealing. We enjoyed a delicious fireside mulled wine afterwards with a tasty cranberry oatmeal cookie which really hit the spot and warm us... More 

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