The property now known as Glacial Lake Cranberries, Inc. has been producing cranberries since 1873. The 6,000 acres of property is located in central Wisconsin, about 15 miles west of Wisconsin Rapids on the north shore of old Glacial Lake Wisconsin. This lake disappeared thousands of years ago and left behind some of the finest wetlands in the state. The high water table, available sand, and acid soil conditions make the area conducive to cultivating North America’s native red fruit – Vaccinnium macrocarpon - the cranberry.
We look forward to sharing a cranberry harvest experience with you. For tour reservations, contact us here. It is through understanding the bigger picture, that we become a more responsible and caring generation.
Dried cranberries with no added sugars, juices, or oils are available year round at
Harvest starts September 21st! Tours will be offered through at least the third week of October. Tours run Monday through Friday at 10:30 and 1:30 and on Saturdays at 10, 11, 1, and 2 o’clock and take a little over an hour. The charge is $20 per adult and $10 for ages 5 -17.
The name Cranberry came about because the blossom resembles the head of a Sandhill Crane!
Photo Courtesy of Bruce Taubert
Cranberries were found growing wild on this property. Sandhill Cranes and other diverse wildlife are also native to this landscape.
Glacial Lake Cranberries, Inc. is a participating grower with the Wisconsin Rapids Visitors and Convention Bureau’s
Cranberry Highway making the Visitor Center at Glacial Lake Cranberries a fun and memorable stop for Central Wisconsin visitors.
We look forward to you "Connecting with North America's Native Red Fruit."
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