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Cranberry Bog Tours

Cranberries are a beloved tradition here in New England. While some may think of cranberries as just a Thanksgiving delicacy, others enjoy them in many types of dishes year-round, especially in Massachusetts. It may come as no surprise that the Bay State produces one third of the cranberries grown in the United States. Now you can have the opportunity to see how these scarlet gems are grown—right here in Harwich on beautiful Cape Cod!

While other crops are farmed in soil of irrigated fields or yielded from trees in orchards, cranberries thrive in a bog setting that protects them from the harsh elements of Massachusetts weather. Visitors to the Cape can learn more about the growing and harvesting experience with a tour of a bog at their very source. Here are some great options you can find mid-Cape along with some basic FAQs.
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Cranberry Bog Tours

Address: 1601 Factory Rd, Harwich, MA
Hours: 9AM - 5PM
Phone: 508-432-0790

How much does a cranberry bog tour cost?

Tickets are $15, regardless of age.
Cash Only!

If you are in a larger group, call Cranberry Bog Tours for a discounted rate.

When should I make a reservation?

It's a good idea to call ahead so you can guarantee you'll get a place on a bog tour on your vacation.

What should I know about the tours?

If you have a reservation, plan to arrive 20 minutes before the scheduled time.
The tour runs about 1 ½ hours and is perfect for the whole family!

Farm Stand

Before (or after) your bog tour, be sure to visit the farm stand to grab yourself a souvenir. When in season, you'll have the chance to buy fresh cranberries by the pound, and be sure to pick up some cranberry honey, dried cranberries, or cook books that focus on how to make the berry work in your cuisine. Check here for this season's specific pricing and plan ahead!

Excellent Cape Cod Beaches

The beaches near Provincetown are among the best. Race Point Beach, along the northernmost shore of Cape Cod, is the main attraction. The beach is immense, curving along the outer shore between Old Harbor Life Saving Station, nestled in the dunes, to Race Point Lighthouse at Hatches Harbor. Race Point Lighthouse, accessible by a walking trail at low tide, encapsulates all the history and scenic charm of the New England coastline.

For a truly unforgettable experience, pack a sturdy hiking shoe for a walk across the Provincetown Causeway to Long Point Beach. An isolated stretch of sand at the extreme end of Provincetown, Long Point offers a retreat from the bustle of Commercial Street, with all the scenic beauty of Provincetown Harbor. With Long Point Light Station and Wood End lighthouse, the breakwater leads to a unique option for beach lovers. For a shortcut, just jump on the boat shuttle from the marina!

Cape Cod Cranberry Bog Tours

Address: 66 MA-6A, Orleans, MA
Hours and Phone: Call in for availability at 508-237-5478

How much does a cranberry bog tour cost?

Admission for this tour is $20 a person.

What should I expect?

This cranberry tour offers an educational talk on the history and cultivation of the cranberry in New England. You'll take a walking tour of the farm and visit directly with the grower.

While you will see cranberries growing, you won't see them floating in the bog, as they only do so for a short period when harvested.
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Harwich Cranberry
Music and Arts Festival

As of September, get ready for the fall harvest! Bring your camera for the time when the bogs are flooded with spectacular color. Summer visitors, be sure to return to the Cape for the Harwich Cranberry Music and Arts Festival, complete with fireworks and live music.

Runners, don't miss the Harwich Cranberry Harvest Half Marathon & 10K race!

Seal Tours

Address: MacMillan Pier, Provincetown, MA

Tickets: $25 per person, Cash Only

Harbor seals are the most common species of marine mammal that swims around Cape Cod. If you want the chance to see some of these blubbery boys, this is one of the best places to do so. Boat tours for this have a maximum capacity of 12 people, and it's a popular excursion, so get here early for your best shot.

Art's Dune Tours

Address: 4 Standish St, Provincetown, MA
Hours: 9:30AM - 6PM

Are you more into high- speed thrills? Enjoy a one- to two-hour sand dune tour with a professional driver. Art's Dune Tours offers a few tour packages, including a ride through the Provinceland dunes to the beach at dusk, where a jaw-dropping sunset awaits you. You can also try out the Dune and Water package where you'll be able to ride the dunes and then ride the waves.

Art has a little bit of something for everyone. Book a tour with him today.

Whichever farm you decide to choose, Handkerchief Shoals is within a short drive of both farms. We highly recommend you give either one a try in between your water sports, beach time, and other activities. Cranberry farms are yet another unique and memorable Cape Cod attraction! See you soon!