If you are unable to make it to Wisconsin’s various cranberry festivals, don’t worry, you can still enjoy the state’s cranberry harvest while traveling on the Cranberry Highway. The Cranberry Highway, located in central Wisconsin, takes travelers on a driving tour through the heart of cranberry country. On the trip, you can visit different cranberry marshes, gift shops and exhibits. For more information on the Cranberry Highway and cranberry landmarks along the route, click here.
In addition to the Cranberry Highway, you can take part in several cranberry marsh tours near Wisconsin Rapids, Warrens and Manitowish Waters.
- Public marsh tours are available at Glacial Lake Cranberries in Wisconsin Rapids. Visit www.cranberrylink.com/tours for more information.
- Information on Wisconsin Rapids-area marsh tours is available through the Wisconsin Rapids Area Convention & Visitor’s Bureau at 800-554-4484.
- Manitowish Waters-area growers offer tours through the Chamber of Commerce office every Friday morning at 10:00 a.m. from July 5th through October 4th. For more information, call the Chamber at 715-543-8488, or visit their website at: http://manitowishwaters.org/calendar/.
- For Eagle River-area marsh tours, call the Eagle River Chamber of Commerce at 715-479-6400.
Also, some marshes allow public visitation throughout the fall harvesting season, but please check with the marsh manager and/or owner before entering private property.