Any drive in this region during Massachusetts' cranberry harvest season, which typically begins the last week of September and runs through October and sometimes into November, is likely to offer views of cranberry growers hard at work tending and picking the state's top agricultural cash crop. There's a good chance, too, you'll find yourself driving behind dump trucks brimming with red berries.
If you'd like to set out on a Massachusetts Cranberry Bog Driving Tour, I've got tips and photos from my October 14, 2012 trip to inspire you. Matt Gordon, former Manager of Agricultural Economic Development for the Cape Cod Cranberry Growers' Association, suggested I start my Cranberry Bog Safari at Bog Hollow Farm, where I snapped the scene above of a sprawling bog with cranberries still growing dense on the vine.
Driving Tour Starting Point: Bog Hollow Farm, 80 Wapping Road (Route 106), Kingston, MA.