Nantucket is home to some of the largest contiguous cranberry bogs in the world where cranberries have been grown since 1857. The Nantucket Conservation Foundation owns and manages the Milestone Bog in Sconset and the Windswept Bog which is accessed off of the Polpis Road in Quidnet.
During October the bogs are flooded and the cranberries float to the top after being shaken by machinery. Then the cranberries are corralled into an intense circle of crimson and are sent by conveyor into a large truck to be trucked off island. Each October, the Foundation hosts a Cranberry festival during the harvesting of the cranberries. Bog tours, music by local musicians, hay rides, catered lunch and cranberry products are all featured.
To find your seasonal Nantucket rental near a Cranberry Bog, simply use our Rental Search Tool and search for rentals in the Sconset, Polpis, and Quidnet areas!