Wisconsin harvests an astonishing 60 percent of all the cranberries produced in the U.S. So naturally, its Cranberry Highway is top-notch.
Experience 50 miles of century-old cranberry marshes in central Wisconsin, while taking in the charm of small cranberry-producing towns like Wisconsin Rapids, Nekoosa and Cranmoor.
Make the experience immersive at Splash of Red Cranberry Tours in Pittsville, which offers weekday tours of its working cranberry marsh, led by students from the nation’s only class focused on cranberry science. Pick fresh fruit off the vine, observe the cranberry process from testing to freezing, and indulge in a few cranberry treats along the way.
If you’re looking for a party, plan your trip around the world’s largest cran-bash, the Warrens Cranberry Festival. It's the end-all-be-all for cranberry lovers, more than 100,000 of whom attend each year to enjoy three miles of shopping, arts and crafts, plus flea markets and a rousing parade.
But the real highlight of the festival is, of course, the fruit of the hour itself. You’ll find just about every cran-inspired food imaginable here, including cranberry bratwursts, cream puffs and wine.