Updated: Sep 13
Summer has finally come to an end, and if you’re anything like us, you can’t wait for the seasonal meals. It’s cranberry season in Muskoka, and many (quickly approaching) holidays incorporate cranberries into traditional meals. There’s something special about cooking the same dishes with your family year after year. Our Rawley Resort staff shares the same sentiment of learning how to make cranberry sauce with their relatives. Cranberries are especially popular around this time of year since Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner. This year, create a new family tradition and take your love for cranberries out of the kitchen and onto the Muskoka Cranberry Route. Trust us when we say that Muskoka is extra crazy about cranberries.
Visiting the Cranberry Marsh
Locals and visitors alike start their cranberry route adventure at Muskoka Lakes Farm & Winery. Guests will tour the farm and see the process of cranberry vine to cranberry wine.
Tour times are flexible since they are offered three times daily. You absolutely cannot leave the farm without experiencing the Cranberry Plunge. Slide on a pair of hip waders and glide into the cranberries! This messy pile of fun makes for amazing candid photos.
Wine and Dine Straight from the Cranberry Vine
Muskoka is gradually earning a respectable reputation as a foodie destination. While exploring the Muskoka Cranberry Route, you’ll understand why! Since calories don’t count on vacation, we strongly encourage you to taste every variation of cranberry-inspired cuisine that comes your way. Rawley Resort’s staff put together a list of our favourite cranberry-inspired meals, treats, and drinks for you to try.
Moon River Lookout: Guests rave about Moon River’s three-course cranberry menu. It features Field Greens Salad with a Cranberry Vinaigrette, Cranberry BBQ Chicken & Ribs, and Cranberry Apple Crumble.
Rende Italian Eatery: Another classic cranberry menu can be found at Rende Italian Eatery. Taste their Cranberry Lasagna which includes cranberry Italian sausage and cranberry cream sauce. This dish is a harmonious blend of Italian cuisine and cranberry flavours… YUM!
After exploring the endless Muskoka activities that celebrate cranberry season, head back to Rawley Resort to relax before dinner. No need to arrange transportation for dinner, Lighthouse 45 Restaurant is onsite and has generous dining hours. If you have room for even more cranberry infused meals, you must try Lighthouse 45 Restaurant’s bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin and cranberry. This mouth-watering meal will be the peak of your vacation, no doubt. Our resort is enjoyable for guests of all ages! Whether you’re on a couples getaway, a family vacation, or a solo adventure, we have options to accommodate for your every need! Talk to our knowledgeable staff to find the best fit for you. To learn more information, visit our website, or give us a call at 1-705-538-2272.