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CRANBONI Expected to be Busy this Winter
1.2km Cranberry Ice Trail expecting to draw large crowds
Johnston's Cranberry Marsh and Muskoka Lakes Winery might have the most aptly named zamboni in Canada with their CRANBONI ... the resurfacing machine for their new 1.2km Cranberry Ice Trail loop over 12 acres of frozen cranbery fields.
The Cranboni expects to be plenty busy this winter, as early reports suggest that the Cranberry Ice Trail will be drawing large crowds to Bala, the Cranberry Capital of Ontario.
Update: The Cranberry Ice Trail is expecting to be open by January 14, 2017. Check out their website for the latest updates.
Ice Skating Trails have become the most popular winter activity in Muskoka, as tens of thousands have clamoured north to try this unique twist on the most Canadian of pastimes.
The Cranberry Ice Trail is a little different since it is the only ice skating trail that has a winery on-site. Perfect for groups of friends or a romantic winter date, visitors get to skate on this 1.2km ice skating trail over a bed of frozen cranberry fields and warm up by the outdoor fires while sipping on hot mulled cider or wine.
You can also take their Bog to Bottle Tour (a Canadian Signature Experience), which includes tasting the Winery's fantastic selection of fruit wines and learning about the harvest of this fascinating berry that is native to North America. If you want to take your experience to the next level, try one of their artisinal cheese plates to further delight the senses.
Trail Hours: 11 am – 4:30 pm, 7 days/week (weather dependent).
Cost: $5 per person. CSA approved helmets are highly recommended.
This will certainly be a hot spot to be during the chilly winter months, so start making your plans soon!
Enjoy Sherwood and the Cranberry Ice Trail
Sherwood Inn | Port Carling
As the closest resort to Johnston’s Cranberry Marsh & Muskoka Lakes Winery, we are proud to partner with them on a unique and memory filled Canadiana winter experience. Don’t forget to pack your skates so you can enjoy their 1.2km ice trail loop around 12 acres of cranberries. With Boreal forest on one side and cranberry beds on the other, this is a one-of-a-kind Muskoka experience. Stop by the waterfalls and warm up by the crackling fire. Head back to the winery for some hot mulled cranberry cider or wine (you can even take it out on the trail!).
- Nightly accommodations
- Daily breakfast for the number of adults listed
- Access to all on-site recreation facilities
- Two daily passes to enjoy the local Cranberry Ice Trail
Experience Johnston’s Cranberry Marsh and Muskoka Lakes Winery
JW Marriott The Rosseau Resort and Spa | Minnett
Take a scenic day trip to the nearby Johnston’s Cranberry marsh to get those exercise endorphins pumping by walking the nearby trails, renting snowshoes or bring your own skates to enjoy the 1.2 km loop around 12 acres of frozen cranberry beds. Warm up at the on-site winery with wine tasting, and a local artisan cheese platter by the outdoor fire.
- Luxurious accommodations in a studio room (one king with sofa bed or two queens)
- Breakfast for two in Cottages restaurant
- Johnston's Cranberry Marsh Bog to Bottle tour for two guests – which includes guided cranberry bog tour followed by tutored wine tasting. Daily tours are offered at 11am, 1pm and 3pm. The marsh is open 10 - 5 daily
- Two glasses of Muskoka Lakes Winery Wine and a local artisan cheese plate to enjoy on-site at Johnston's Cranberry Marsh
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