Cranberry Bog Tours on Cape Cod
Autumn on Cape Cod is considered by locals to be Cape Cod’s best season. The crowds are gone, the vibe is much more relaxed but there is still plenty to do on the Cape .
Our motto at the Long Dell Inn is “life is an adventure!” and there are lots of awesome adventures waiting for you on Cape Cod. You can visit wineries and breweries, walk the beach or hike the trails, you can golf, fish, bike to enjoy all that the outdoors has to offer. One fun autumn adventure is to visit a cranberry bog during harvest. Did you know that Massachusetts is the 2nd largest producer of cranberries? During a bog tour you’ll learn lots of history and fun facts about cranberries.
Tens of thousands of years ago, receding glaciers carved out cavities in the land that evolved into cranberry bogs. Newly formed kettle ponds filled with sand and clay formed the perfect environment for vines to spread across the South Shore of Massachusetts, Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.
The native Wampanoag People across southeastern Massachusetts have enjoyed the annual harvest of wild cranberries, that they called sasumuneash, for 12,000 years.
The Native Americans taught the Pilgrims to use cranberries as medicine and the American whalers and mariners used the fruit to prevent scurvy.
Cranberry farming has flourished on Cape Cod for over 200 years due in large part to the peninsula’s acidic peat soils, course sand, constant water supply and moderately long growing season.
Cranberry farming continues to flourish on Cape Cod and you can visit and tour several cranberry bogs on the Cape.
Cranberry Bog Tours: Harwich, MA
This is the largest organic cranberry bog on Cape Cod. They offer daily tours of the bog from April through the fall and you can visit with their farm animals as well.
Annie’s Crannies: Dennis, MA
History comes alive at Annie’s bog. Annie’s grandfather owned this bog from 1911 to 1959. In 1994, Annie bought the property and has been cultivating cranberries ever since. Stop by the check out the bog as well as the gift shop where they sell several varieties of honey and candles from their own native bees.
Cape Cod Cranberry Bog Tours: Orleans, MA
You can enjoy a cranberry bog tour and learn about how cranberries are grown and their importance to Cape Cod.
Hope you have enjoyed reading the Bog Blog!! When visiting Cape Cod, stay at the Long Dell Inn, we can help you plan your Cape Cod cranberry bog tour and maybe we’ll bake some Cape Cod cranberry nut bread or our famous Cape Cod Cranberry Crunch Cookies!!
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